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CNA Training in Colorado

Free guide to CNA training classes in Colorado (CO)

Take approved CNA courses to earn your Colorado CNA certification

CNA Career Options and Training in Colorado

Recently ranked as the third fastest-growing state, Colorado offers many opportunities for a Certified Nursing Assistant. While hospitals still claim a large number of CNAs, there is increased demand from assisted living centers, home health agencies, and a variety of other health care centers. All of these institutions require large numbers of staff, which in turn translates into a large number of available jobs.

In order to claim one of these jobs in Colorado, however, it is first necessary to complete a nurse aide training program that has been approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Not doing so is a violation of the state’s Nurse Aid Practice Act (2009), which requires all practicing CNAs to learn such basic skills as infection control, emergency procedures, and elementary nursing skills. Moreover, every CNA must pass the Colorado CNA Certification Exam, which is administered electronically by Pearson VUE, a British owned testing company.

While all of this may seem relatively daunting, there are a number of schools in Colorado which offer CNA classes and training programs. It is essential to attend one of these approved programs, which can be easily found by reviewing the list of programs on this page. Not doing so would make one ineligible for taking the certification exam.

On the other hand, there is a good deal of variety within the approved programs, some of which are offered by institutions willing to defray the cost of tuition in exchange for a set period of employment at their facility. Other programs are offered specifically to high school students, which may allow for a quicker transition to early employment. The common thread in all of these options is a strong emphasis on hands-on training that will give the student some idea of what the work is actually like. Though a high school diploma or GED is not required to be a CNA in Colorado, the implied education inherent therein may be useful for future advancement.

Further certification aside, a CNA in Colorado is projected to make a median hourly wage of $12.64 and a median annual salary of $26,300. While this may seem to be a somewhat modest wage, training can take as little as a few months to complete. Furthermore, job openings for CNAs were predicted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to grow by 29% during the next five years. This means that a CNA can expect exceptional job stability and a variety of opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

Because there is such strong demand for the position, CNAs in Colorado are relied upon for a variety of tasks, which may include housekeeping, record keeping, and assisting patients with various personal needs. In situations such as a nursing home where patients stay for an extended period of time, CNAs are also expected to ensure the proper diet and medical heath of their patients, which may involve the dispensing of appropriate medicines. All of these tasks can lead to the development of lasting bonds between the patient and the caregiver, an aspect which often makes the career intensely rewarding.

Are you un-employed, under-employed or looking for a stable career where you can make a real difference? Well then, you have come to the right place.


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    CNA Classes in Colorado (CO)

    Academy of Medical and Health Science CNA Class – Colorado Springs

    9411 Setting Moon Ct., Colorado Springs, CO 80925

    Academy of Medical and Health Sciences – Pueblo

    1339 South Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005

    Adams City High School – Commerce City

    4625 East 68th Ave., Commerce City, Colorado 80022

    Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts CNA Program – Broomfield

    7050 West 120th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020

    Aims Community College – Greeley

    2040 Clubhouse Drive, Greeley, Colorado 80632

    Aims Community College – Loveland

    104 East 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537

    Aims Community College Nurse Assistant Program – Fort Lupton

    260 College Avenue, Fort Lupton, CO 80621

    Ann Rose School of Nursing Arts, Inc. – Westminster

    7280 Irving Suite B205, Westminster, CO 80030

    Arapahoe Community College – Littleton

    5900 South Santa Fe Dr. A2325, Littleton, CO 80160

    Arapahoe Douglas Career and Technical School – Englewood

    3784 South Logan, Lowell Annex, Englewood, Colorado 80113

    Avanza Home Health Care – Colorado Springs

    2901 North Cascade, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

    Bent County Memorial Nursing Home – Las Animas

    810 3rd Street, Las Animas, CO 81054

    Bollman Technical Education Center Nurse Aide Program – Thornton

    9451 North Washington Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229

    Boulder Technical Education Center

    6600 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, Colorado 80303

    Brighton High School Med Prep Program

    270 South 8th Ave., Brighton, CO 80601

    Career Development Center – Longmont

    1200 South Sunset St., Longmont, Colorado 80501

    Caring Hands, Inc. Nurse Aide Course – Estes Park

    1632 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park, Colorado 80517

    Certification Plus Nurse Assistant Program – Colorado Springs

    3707 Parkmoor Village Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

    CNA Academy – Pueblo

    104 Victoria Street #120, Pueblo, Colorado 81003

    CollegeAmerica Nurse Aide Program – Denver

    1385 South Colorado Blvd. 5th floor, Denver, Colorado 80222

    CollegeAmerica Nursing Assistant Course – Colorado Springs

    3645 Citadel Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909

    Colorado Mountain College Vail CNA Course- Edwards

    150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, Colorado 81632

    Colorado Northwestern Community College CNA Training Program – Craig

    50 College Drive, Craig, Colorado 81625

    Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home – Rifle

    P.O. Box 1420, Rifle, CO 81650

    Columbine Health Systems – Fort Collins

    802 West Drake Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526

    Community College of Denver CNA Training Course

    1070 Alton Wy Bldg 849, Denver, CO 80230

    Community Health Institute Nurse Aide Course – Denver

    4705 Paris Street #100, Denver, Colorado 80239

    Cripple Creek Rehab and Wellness Center

    P.O. Box 397, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

    Delta Montrose Technical College

    1765 US Hwy 50, Delta, Colorado 81416

    Delta Montrose Technical College Med Prep Nurse Aide Training

    1765 US Hwy 50, Delta, CO 81416

    Devonshire Acres Ltd. Nursing Assistant Program – Sterling

    1330 North Sidney Ave., Sterling, Colorado 80751

    Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center – Brush

    122 Hospital Rd., Brush, CO 80723

    Emily Griffith Opportunity School Home Health Aide – Denver

    1250 Welton St., Denver, CO 80204

    Emily Griffith Opportunity School Nurse Aide – Denver

    1250 Welton St., Denver, Colorado 80204

    Estes Park Medical Center Nurse Assistant Program

    555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park, Colorado 80517

    Family Health West Nursing Assistant Course – Fruita

    P.O. Box 130, Fruita, CO 81521

    Florence High School Med Prep Nurse Aide Training Program

    2006 Highway 67, Florence, CO 80226

    Four Corners Health Care Center – Durango

    2911 Junction, Durango, CO 81301

    Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center CNA Class – Denver

    2650 Elliot, Denver, Colorado 80211

    Front Range Community College CNA Training Program – Westminster

    3645 West 112th Ave., Westminster, Colorado 80031

    Front Range Community College Larimer – Loveland

    800 South Taft, Loveland, CO 80537

    Front Range Community College Nurse Aide Course – Longmont

    2255 North Main St. Ste 118, Longmont, CO 80501

    Front Range Nurse Aide Training Program – Colorado Springs

    3021 North Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

    Golden Harmony Home Health Nursing Assistant Course – Denver

    12075 East 45th Ave. #220, Denver, CO 80239

    Grace Manor Care Center Nurse Aide Program – Burlington

    256 5th Street, Burlington, Colorado 80807

    Haxtun Hospital District – Heritage Living Center

    P.O. Box 308, Haxtun, CO 80731

    Health Care Center at Gunnison Living Community CNA Class

    1500 West Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, Colorado 81230

    Heritage Park Care Center Nurse Aide Course – Carbondale

    1200 Village Rd., Carbondale, Colorado 81623

    Hildebrand Care Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Canon City

    1401 Phay Ave., Canon City, Colorado 81212

    Holly Nursing Care Center

    P.O. Box 636, Holly, Colorado 81047

    Katelens Health Care Education Nurse Aide Training Program – Walsenburg

    711 Main Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089

    Larchwood Inns CNA Training Program – Grand Junction

    2845 North 15th Street, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

    Life Care Center of Littleton CNA Course – Aurora

    1500 West Mineral Ave., Littleton, CO 80120

    Life Care Center of Longmont

    2451 Pratt St., Longmont, Colorado 80501

    Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing Home – Hugo

    P.O. Box 248, Hugo, CO 80821

    Miriam Education Resource (MERC) – Aurora

    1901 Peoria #105, Aurora, CO 80010

    Morgan Community College – Wray

    32415 Highway 34, Wray, Colorado 80758

    Morgan Community College CNA Class – Burlington

    340 South 14th Street, Burlington, CO 80807

    Morgan Community College CNA Course – Fort Morgan

    920 Barlow Rd., Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

    Morgan Community College Med Prep – Fort Morgan

    17800 Rd 20, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

    National American Univeristy – Denver

    1325 South Colorado Blvd, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado 80222

    Northeastern Junior College Adult Program CNA Class – Sterling

    100 College Dr., Sterling, CO 80751

    Northeastern Junior College Med Prep CNA Training Course – Sterling

    100 College Ave., Sterling, Colorado 80751

    Otero Junior College Nurse Aide Training Program – La Junta

    1802 Colorado Ave., La Junta, Colorado 81050

    Pickens Technical Center High School Program – Aurora

    500 Airport Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011

    Pickens Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Adult Program – Aurora

    500 Airport Blvd., Aurora, Colorado 80011

    Pikes Peak Care Center Nurse Aide Program – Colorado Springs

    2719 North Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    Pikes Peak Community College Adult Program – Colorado Springs

    11195 Hwy 83, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919

    Pikes Peak Community College Area Vocational Program – Colorado Springs

    5675 South Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    Pikes Peak Community College CNA Course – Falcon

    9755 Towner Ave., Falcon, Colorado 80831

    Pine Ridge Extended Care Center – Pagosa Springs

    119 Bastille Dr., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

    Progressive Care Center CNA Class – Canon City

    1338 Phay, Canon City, CO 81212

    Pueblo Community College Nurse Aide Training Course

    900 West Orman Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004

    Red Rocks Community College – Lakewood

    13300 West 6th Ave., Lakewood, Colorado 80228

    Roaring Fork School District CNA Course – Glenwood Springs

    504 A 27th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

    Sedgwick County Hospital and Nursing Home – Julesburg

    901 Cedar Street, Julesburg, CO 80737

    Shalom Park Nurse Aide Course – Aurora

    14800 East Belleview Dr., Aurora, Colorado 80015

    Simla Good Samaritan Center

    320 Pueblo Ave., Simla, Colorado 80835

    South Denver School of Nursing Arts Nurse Aide Training Program – Centennial

    7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 3300, Centennial, CO 80112

    Southeast Colorado Hospital and Long Term Care Center – Springfield

    373 East 10th Street, Springfield, Colorado 81073

    Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital CNA Class – Aurora

    900 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011

    St. Lukes Ministry Nurse Aide Program – Denver

    915 East 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80218

    St. Vincent Nurse Aide Training Program – Leadville

    822 West 4th Street, Leadville, Colorado 80461

    Stillwater Executive Institute Nurse Aide Program – Trinidad

    904 East Main Street, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

    Stillwater Institute CNA Training Program – Lakewood

    1455 Ammons Suite G2, Lakewood, CO 80214

    Summit High School Med-Prep – Frisco

    P.O. Box 7, Frisco, Colorado 80443

    Trinidad State Junior College – San Luis

    1011 Main Street, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

    TSOC CNA Training Program – Colorado Springs

    7222 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    University Park Care Center Nurse Aide Course – Pueblo

    945 Desert Flower Blvd., Pueblo, Colorado 81001

    Valley Inn Nurse Aide Training Course – Mancos

    211 3rd Ave., Mancos, CO 81328

    Valley View Health Care Center Nursing Assistant Course – Canon City

    2120 North 10th Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212

    Villas at Sunny Acres CNA Program – Thornton

    2501 East 104th Ave., Thornton, Colorado 80233

    Walbridge Wing Convalescent Center CNA Training Course – Meeker

    345 Cleveland, Meeker, CO 81641

    Warren Tech Nurse Aide Training – Lakewood

    13300 West 2nd Place, Lakewood, Colorado 80228

    Weisbrod Memorial Hospital CNA Training Course – Kiowa County District Hospital

    P.O. Box 817, Eads, CO 81036

    Western Colorado Area Health Education Center – Grand Junction

    744 Horizon Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506

    Western Colorado Community College Nurse Aide Training – Grand Junction

    2508 Blickmann Ave., Grand Junction, Colorado 81505

    Westminster High School Health Studies Nursing Assistant Course

    4276 West 68th Ave., Westminster, CO, 80030

    Workplace Language Career College Nurse Aide Course – Centennial

    7400 East Arapahoe Road Ste 208, Centennial, Colorado 80112

    Yampa Valley Medical Center – Doak Walker Care Center

    1024 Central Park Dr., Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80488

    Yuma Life Care Center CNA Program

    323 West 9th Ave., Yuma, CO 80759

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    Colorado CNA Programs

    See our list of available CNA programs throughout Colorado. The CNA course list includes several approved CNA training programs, but is not exhaustive and there may be additional programs available as well. Many nursing homes offer qualified CNA programs for individuals seeking employment at that particular nursing facility. We try to keep our listings as updated as possible, but we recommend that students verify current program offerings with each CNA school directly before enrolling.

    How to Become a CNA in Colorado

    To become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Colorado you must complete the necessary steps to obtain certification from the Colorado state board of nursing. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) requires all CNA programs to include a minimum of 75 hours of instruction. Individual states might require additional training beyond the national minimum. Most programs take about 6-12 weeks to finish. The average cost of a CNA training course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Colorado CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

    Colorado CNA Certification Requirements

    – complete state approved CNA training program
    – pass both parts of competency evaluation (written & skills)
    – pass competency test within 24 months of completion of training

    Colorado CNA Resources

    Colorado Board of Nursing
    Colorado Nurse Aide Registry

    Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
    National Association of Health Care Assistants
    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants