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The Nurse Assistant is an important part of the health care team directly involved with patient care of the sick and elderly. The Nurse Assistant program prepares students to seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, physical therapy, hospice and doctors’ offices. During the program, students will develop communication techniques necessary for employment in a healthcare setting. Also, students will demonstrate proficiency in giving personalized care, recording vital signs, and performing restorative services. Nurse Assistants perform rewarding work as they care for cognitively impaired residents, residents with mental health issues, and residents with unique social or physical needs. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be recommended to take the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) State Certification exam to become a certified nursing assistant in the State of Utah.

Cost Summary

$45 Adult college admission fee
$141 High School Cost (estimated) | View details
$388 Student tuition and fees **
$282 Estimated books and materials *
$18 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

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Nurse Assistant

Classroom Hours

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Upcoming Class Schedule:

Course Class Start Class End
NAHA 1100: Nurse Assistant 10/05/20 10/27/20
NAHA 1100: Nurse Assistant 10/12/20 11/24/20
NAHA 1100: Nurse Assistant 10/12/20 11/24/20
NAHA 1100: Nurse Assistant 10/12/20 11/24/20
NAHA 1100: Nurse Assistant 10/12/20 11/24/20

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school seniors, qualified juniors in their second semester, and adult students. Students must be 16 years or older on or before the first day class. In addition, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only).
  • Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening.*
  • Obtain a Hepatitis B Immunization.*

*Immunization requirements may vary depending on clinical site requirements. Additional immunizations may be needed.

NOTE: Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact the chances of completing the program, being placed on an externship site, and obtaining employment in a health care setting.

Functional Requirements for Student Success

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be completed by a student to perform the essential functions of the nurse assistant successfully.

  • The nurse assistant is regularly required to communicate with patients and coworkers through speech and hearing while performing the duties of this job.
  • The nurse assistant is very active and requires long periods of standing and walking.
  • A nurse assistant must be able to bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, and climb unimpeded.
  • A nurse assistant must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus quickly.

If you feel that your physical status would not allow you to complete these duties, you should seek the advice of your doctor or medical professional before proceeding. If your physical status or condition changes during your program of study, your instructor may be able to offer additional help or advice about how to proceed.

See faculty for more information or review critical program information here.

Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
— No Math Assessments for this program —
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
  • Nursing Assistant Certification (UNAR)

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Nurse Assistant program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:


73%Placement Rate

97% Licensure Rate

Program Faculty

Deborah Delgado
Associate's Degree, RN from Nightingale College

Joy Korth
MSN, RN from Weber State University

Melissa McElfresh
AAS, LPN from Flint Hills Technical College

Amy Wilcox
AAS, RN from College of Eastern Utah

Gloria Higley
BSN, RN from Weber State University

Kathleen Pozzuoli
BS, RN from Weber State University

Tiffany Ellis
BSN, RN from Brigham Young University

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.

Davis Technical College

Enrollment Steps


Complete college application and pay fee


Complete Placement Assessments


Meet with Student Services for program instructions


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)


Pay tuition and fees


Purchase textbooks and materials


Start classes