The Omnibus Budget reconciliation Act of 987 requires all certified nursing assistants or CNA in America to obtain training from an accredited school and acquire certification upon completion of the courses before they can be legally employed in health care facilities within their states. This can be accounted for the rise of numerous CNA schools in different parts of the country. Along with the compliance to this act, the existing paucity of registered nurses in America is also one of the main reasons for the demand for more CNAs in the country today.
Arizona is not spared from this crisis in the medical field. In fact, even with the pervasive and wide availability of CNA courses from different schools, the state still falls short when it comes to enrolment rate of community colleges, high schools, state universities and private training centers that offer CNA training programs. As a result, the no longer requires a high school diploma or GED for program admissions. Thus, the students can already be trained even while attending school. Many health care facilities also increased CNA salary in Arizona to attract more prospect CNA practitioners.
According to the records of Bureau of Labour and Statistics, a nurse aide employed in entry level positions in Arizona earns at least 12.07 dollars per hour that can translate to 17,600 dollars per year. Compared to the national average of CNA salary in Arizona, this rate appears to be too meagre for most CNAs. Then again, the increase of hourly wages of CNAs in Arizona has been observed to take surge quicker than neighbouring states. After two to five years of work experience, CNAs may already enjoy a salary rate that amounts up to $30,600 annually.
The CNA salary in Arizona also varies on the health care facility. Nurse aides working in hospitals enjoy an annual salary that ranges around 29,000 dollars per year. Long Term Care facilities give the most annual wages of nurse aides with certifications which averages to $31,000 yearly. Home Health CNAs earns the least with $19,000 every year, but the nurse aides enjoy more benefits from the employers. Many job postings are published by these facilities. Inquire from the following and start your CNA career today:
- Apple Tree Home Care, 13711 W Camino del Sol #2B Sun City West, AZ 85375, (623) 298-4794
- Sun West Choice Healthcare & Rehab, 14002 West Meeker Boulevard Sun City West, AZ 85375-5201, (623) 584-6161
- Nightingale Homecare, 2411 W Rose Garden Ln, Phoenix, (602) 504-1555
- Residential Home Care, 10451 West Palmeras Drive, Sun City, AZ, (623) 974-3017
- Concentric Healthcare, 4250 North Drinkwater Boulevar Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3981, (480) 444-7777
- St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 350 West Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013, (602) 406-3000