Nursing Assistant

School of
Health Professions

Heidi Anderton

Heidi Anderton

Program Summary

When Can I Start

Set Schedule
(See Applications Dates Below)


3 Credit Hours

Time to Complete

2 months

Training Locations

Main Campus

Adult Student Costs | $558*

Estimated: Includes Tuition, Fees and Course Materials.

High School Costs | $179

Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • 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.

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Program Outcomes

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Career Outlook

Program / Admission Details

Program Description
Nursing Assistant is an important part of the healthcare team directly involved with patient care of the sick and elderly. The Nursing 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 doctor's 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. Nursing 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.
Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school juniors/seniors 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)
  • High school students must have a C grade or higher
  • Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments


Students accepted into the Nursing Assistant program, must meet the following post-admission requirements:

Provide documentation of all required vaccinations

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

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases.

The following tests are required for this program:

  • High School student applicants must submit transcripts for ALL PROGRAMS. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of Math 2 (B or higher) and English 2 (B or higher) is required to waive testing for high school students. Some programs have higher GPA requirements. Student’s must have the minimum required grade for two quarters or one semester in the same school year.
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college
Credentials and Certifications
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

Training Schedules

This program has fixed training cohorts.

To see available sessions, please click the button.

Classroom Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am
12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm
6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm

Program Faculty

Deborah Delgado

FT Deborah Delgado

  • RN
  • Associate degree from Nightingale College
Mauree North Broussard

FT Mauree North Broussard

  • RN
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
Sheri Woodruff

FT Sheri Woodruff

  • Associate degree from Brigham Young University
Amy Crosland

PT Amy Crosland

  • RN
Gloria Higley

PT Gloria Higley

  • RN
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
Joni Paxton

PT Joni Paxton

  • RN
  • Associate degree from Salt Lake Community College
Kathleen Pozzuoli

PT Kathleen Pozzuoli

  • RN
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
Luceena Anderson

PT Luceena Anderson

  • Associate degree from Utah State University
Marsha Duley

PT Marsha Duley

  • RN
Tiffany Ellis

PT Tiffany Ellis

  • RN
  • Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University