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GateWay Community College-Washington Campus Nurse Assisting Program

GateWay Community College, located at the Washington Campus in Phoenix, Arizona, offers a Nurse Assisting program designed to train students in essential healthcare tasks. This program prepares students for roles in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and residential care facilities. Nursing Assistants are trained to perform duties such as bathing, dressing, vital sign monitoring, and assisting with personal hygiene.

Requirements and Admission Process

Admission to the program requires attendance at an Information/Advising Session, where students receive comprehensive enrollment guidance. Prior to attending, students must create an application and obtain a student ID (MEID). These sessions are available virtually on specific dates, and punctuality is crucial as latecomers are not permitted to join.

Advanced Course Option

For individuals with direct patient care experience (one year full-time or two years part-time within the last five years), GateWay offers an advanced course to prepare for the Certified Nurse Assistant examination. This two-credit class is tailored for those who already have some experience in the field.

Program Costs and Details

The program cost varies between the traditional and advanced NA programs. These estimates exclude books and may change due to tuition and fee adjustments. The program offers a Certificate of Completion in Nurse Assisting and is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission ensures the program’s quality and credibility. However, completion of the program does not guarantee licensure or certification, which is under the jurisdiction of the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Students must meet the requirements set forth by the Nurse Practice Act and pass necessary background checks.

Health and Academic Requirements

Students in the program must meet specific health and safety standards, including a negative urine drug screen and the ability to perform physical tasks in a clinical setting. Academic success requires a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all courses. The program also caters to students planning to transfer to university programs for further nursing education.

Program Location and Contact

The Nurse Assisting program is located at:


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students interested in the Nurse Assisting pathway can expect to complete the program in two semesters or less, with a total credit requirement of 2-4.5. The pathway is designed to provide job-ready skills for nurse assistants and includes both theoretical and practical training components.

Program InformationDetails
CostVaries (Specific costs not provided)
Program DurationTypically completed in 2 semesters or less
Class SchedulesNot specified
PrerequisitesHigh school graduate/GED, health and safety requirements, attendance at Information/Advising Session
Certification EligibilityYes
Location108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone(602) 286-8000
WebsiteGateWay Community College Website
Job PlacementNo
Online Classes?No
Free Classes?No