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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.



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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