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To become a CNA in Arizona, a minimum of 120 hours of training must be completed at an accredited program, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. These 120 hours are divided into 80 hours of classroom learning and 40 hours of clinical experience. AHCA WORKS will cover the cost of this training and testing for approved applicants.
To better understand the role, a CNA is a person who assists residents who may be ill, recovering from a surgery or are now living in a skilled nursing facility on a long term basis. They provide assistance in bedside care and activities of daily living. They also assist with basic clinical services under the supervision of a nurse.
To become an assisted living certified Caregiver in Arizona, a minimum of 62 hours of training must be completed at an accredited program, approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Managers (NCIA) Board. These 62 hours are divided up into 40 hours of classroom/laboratory hours and 22 hours of external classroom preparation. AHCA WORKS will cover the cost of this training and testing for approved applicants.
To better understand the role, certified Caregivers assist in all aspects of the activities of daily living for residents, and are allowed to assist with medication administration in Arizona. Assisted living centers are licensed as “residential “settings and may be more homelike than a skilled nursing facility, based on a social model of care.