Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide Certificate Program

Start your career as a nursing assistant.

Program Type



Delivery Method

On Campus


Course Length

6 Weeks

Program Objective

In this certificate program, you will receive the training needed to work as an entry-level position as a nursing assistant or nurse aide. At Pima Medical Institute, our courses cover a variety of subjects, paralleling the diverse responsibilities of nursing assistants. Clinical topics include infection control, emergency procedures and basic nursing skills, while professional abilities, such as communication and interpersonal skills, are also addressed.

All Locations

Find this program at one of the following Pima Medical Institute campuses.

Careers in Nursing Assisting/Nurse Aide

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Clinical Externships

At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.

In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.


NA 110
Foundational Principles for the Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide
NA 115
Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide Externship

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our Admissions Requirements or view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

La Tasha Butler

“I was looking for a career… A friend who was attending Pima Medical Institute’s Nursing Assistant program encouraged me to consider it. Once I realized how inexpensive and fast the program was, I signed up. A funny thing happened – I fell in love with the medical field! I worked in home healthcare for a time and when Pima Medical called to tell me about their new Patient Care Technician program. I was ready for my next challenge.”

La Tasha Butler, Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Technician Graduate

Pima Medical Blog

Check out our blog posts on the Nurse Assistant/Nurse Aide program. We provide insights, information, alumni spotlights, news and other valuable articles to keep you updated.

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Disclosures And Accreditations

Start Your Future as a Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide