The schools offering nurse aide training that are available in Thatcher, Arizona are listed below. If you know of other listings that are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and available for enrollment, you can send them to us and well will add it to our list.
Eastern Arizona College – Thatcher Campus
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher, AZ 85552
For those of you who aim to become nurse aides, you will need to get certified. The certification process in Arizona will involve you completing an approved CNA class, pass the competency exams, and undergo the national background checks for criminal records. There are other requirements that must also be met, but most of them will only take a few hours to complete.
Training to become a nurse aide in Arizona can be accomplished within several weeks. Training programs are required by the state to last at least 120 hours, which must include theoretical instructions and supervised clinical practice. These programs will teach you the basic health care procedures such as promoting safety, maintaining asepsis, vital signs taking, and assisting in daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, exercising, ambulating, and many more. Once you complete at least 16 hours of classroom instructions, you will then go to the clinical area to practice what you have learned.
After completing your training, you may now submit your application for the NNAAP exams and for the NAR. The State of Arizona has asked the help of Headmaster to assist in conducting, scoring, and releasing the exam results. You can download a copy of the application forms by going to www.hdmaster.com. If you have troubles completing your application, you can ask your program instructor to help or call the AZBN at (602) 771-7800. Your application must be sent to Headmaster at:
D&S Diversified Technologies LLP
P.O. Box 6609
Fax: (406) 442-3357
Once you submit your application, along with the other requirements, you will receive through email confirmation and information regarding your exams. If you don’t receive one within 5 business days, please contact the Headmaster immediately. You can also visit their site to confirm your application status.
The NNAAP exam is divided into two parts, a written/oral exam and a manual skills evaluation. You must pass both tests within 24 months to get into the Nurse Aide Registry. If you fail, you can immediately reapply and reschedule for the exams. Candidates are given unlimited attempts to pass within the two year period after completing their training.
After you get the results of the exams, which can take 3 to 5 days, your next step is to submit an application form to the state’s Board of Nursing. Once they receive your application, they will mail you a fingerprint card, which you must complete and mail back for the criminal background checks. You won’t get certified unless you pass the checks. The FBI can take 4 to 6 months to return the results. For more information, please visit www.azbn.gov
One of the many ways to become a nursing assistant in Arizona is through endorsement. For this to happen, your name must be in your state’s nurse aide registry and have an active status. You should also have current nursing assistant duties. Aside from those, you will also be subjected to background checks for criminal records at federal and state levels. Some of the requirement can be waived if you already attained a higher degree of education or have the sufficient amount of hours working in the clinical area.
This is a town that is located in Graham County. As of the 2010 census, their total population is 4,865. This town is also a part of the Safford Micropolitan Statistical Area. You can find this town in the Upper Gila River Valley. This town has a total area of 6.7 square miles, where only 0.02 sq miles of it is water. The population density of the town is estimated to be 726.1/sq mile. The very first person to live in the town is John M. Moody.
Health care centers that you can find in the area include First Care, Fresenius Medical Care, STD Test Express, Mount Graham Family Practice PLC, Family Medical Center, Mountain View Women’s Health Care, Mt Graham Regional Medical Center Community Health, Arizona Family Healthcare Inc., Gila Valley Clinic PC, and Canyonlands Community Health Care. photo attribution: theaccent