Nurse Assisting

Nurse Assisting involves the performance of routine tasks in the general care of hospital, clinic and skilled care patients. Nursing Assistants work directly under the supervision of practical and registered nurses, assisting licensed staff in providing quality nursing care.

This occupation is one of many possible steps on a career ladder in the healthcare field. Nursing Assistants are vital members of the healthcare team. Typical client-care duties include:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Helping with personal hygiene
  • Taking vital signs
  • Answering call lights
  • Transporting
  • Feeding

Potential employers include: hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities and patient homes.

Watch the video to learn more about the Nurse Assisting program


All students interested in any of our Nursing programs will be required to attend an Information/Advising Session, which will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance. An application and student ID (MEID) must be created prior to the Information Session. Only students who attend a session may meet with a Nursing program advisor one on one.

Advanced Course

If you have had one year of full-time employment or two-years of part-time employment in direct patient care within the last five years and want to obtain your CNA or LNA, GateWay has the course for you. This is a two-credit class that will prepare those with experience to sit for the Certified Nurse Assistant examination. 

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Program Locations

18th Street Location

Program Cost Estimates*

To learn more about program costs for the traditional NA program, please click here.

To learn more about program costs for the advanced NA program, please click here.

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Degrees & Certificates


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The GateWay Nurse Assisting Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.