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Due to building damage caused by weather, the Deer Valley location (29th Ave. & Bell Road) is closed until further notice. Students attending that location will receive further direction from their instructors. Visit the News page for details and updates or follow us on social media.

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.


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. GateWay does not accept emailed applications. Only students who attend a session may meet with a Nursing program advisor one on one.

Virtual Information Sessions - Nurse Assisting

Virtual Information Sessions:
Wednesday, August 11, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 3, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 15, 3:30 p.m.

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New 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. The new Advanced Placement Nurse Assistant course will have starts in Fall 2020. This is a two-credit class that will prepare those with experience to sit for the Certified Nurse Assistant examination. 

For information please email:

Program Locations

18th Street Location

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Nurse Assisting:  $1,196*

*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.