Nurse Aide Training Programs in Colorado
The Colorado State Board of Nursing has contracted with Pearson VUE, a nationally recognized leading provider of assessment services to regulatory agencies. Pearson VUE creates, scores, and reports the results of the Written Examination and Skills Evaluation you must take to become certified as a nurse aide in Colorado. They can also help you apply to take the exam (both parts). If you pass the exam and meet all other requirements, Pearson VUE will submit your name to the State Board of Nursing for placement on the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry and subsequent mailing of your license within approximately ten business days. The Nursing Home Reform Act, was designed to improve the quality of care in long-term health care facilities and to define training and evaluation standards for nurse aides who work in such facilities. Each state is responsible for following the terms of this federal law.
The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is an examination program designed to determine minimal competency to become a certified nurse aide in your state. The NNAAP was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., (NCSBN) to meet the nurse aide evaluation requirement of federal and state laws and regulations. Pearson VUE is the authorized administrator of the NNAAP in Colorado. The NNAAP Examination is an evaluation of nurse aide-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Examination is made up of both a Written (or Oral) Examination and a Skills Evaluation. The purpose of the exam is to test that you understand and can safely perform the job of an entry-level nurse aide. Before you can take the nurse aide exam, you must find out if you are eligible, or qualified. If you are a new nurse aide you must complete a state-approved training program and you must pass the nurse aide exam within 24 months after Pearson VUE receives your application.
Approved CNA Classes in Adams County
Pickens Technical College - Aurora
500 Airport Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80011
Phones: 303-872-5120 and 303-586-4047
Pickens Technical College - HSTE - Aurora
500 Airport Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011
Brighton High School - HSTE - Brighton
270 South 8th Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601
Pima Medical Institute North - Denver
7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80221
New Directions - Northglenn
11920 Washington Street, Northglenn, CO 80233
Bollman Technical Education Center - Thornton
9451 N. Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229
High school students only.
Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts - Westminster
5005 W 81st Place, Suite 203, Westminster, CO 80031
Westminster High School Health Studies
6993 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030
Front Range Community College - Westminster
3645 West 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
Ann Rose School of Nursing Arts, Inc. - Westminster
7280 Irving, Suite B205, Westminster, CO 80030
Trinidad State Junior College Valley Campus - Alamosa
1011 Main Street, Alamosa, CO 81101
South Denver School of Nursing Arts - Centennial
7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Centennial, CO 80112
Littleton Public Schools Health Science Technology Program - Centennial
7300 South Clermont, Centennial, CO 80121
Arapahoe Community College - Littleton
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, A2325, Littleton, CO 80160
Pagosa Springs Medical Center - Pagosa Springs
95 South Pagosa Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Southeast Colorado Hospital and Long Term Care Center - Springfield
373 East 10th Street, Springfield, CO 81073
Boulder Technical Education Center
6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303
Compass Nursing Arts - Lafayette
297 North Highway 287, Suite 106, Lafayette, CO 80026
Front Range Community College - Longmont
2121 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501
Career Development Center - Longmont
1200 S. Sunset Street, Longmont, CO 80501
Life Care Center of Longmont
2451 Pratt Street, Longmont, CO 80501
CNA Classes in Colorado ( Page 2 )
Are you a foreign educated nurse who needs information on how to become a nursing assistant in Colorado? We are here to help you achieve your career goals and become a member of the health care workforce. In order to obtain certification as a nurse aide, a foreign trained registered nurse must successfully pass the CNA exam. You will qualify to sit for the nurse aide examination by showing official documents attesting that you completed a minimum of five semester credit hours of nursing fundamentals.
Contact the school of nursing where you have been enrolled and ask that your official transcripts be sent to the Colorado Board of Nursing. Once the state Board of Nursing receives and approves your transcripts, you are allowed to challenge the nurse aide exam and become a certified nursing assistant in Colorado. How much money will you earn working as a long-term care CNA in the state of Colorado? Nurse aide salaries vary slightly depending on experience and location of your employer. According to recent survey data, a new, inexperienced nurse aide in Boulder, Colorado, can expect an average yearly salary of approximately $26,000.
CNA Training Schools and Programs
Questions, Comments, Suggestions
Arami on September 02, 2013 at 07:02 PM
How long can you wait after completing a CNA course in Colorado to take the state exam? For example, would you need to retake a CNA program if one year passed?
Admin on September 03, 2013 at 08:46 AM
As far as I know there is no time limit requirement to challenge the CNA examination in Colorado after you complete a nursing assistant training course however, once you submit an application for certification by examination, you have two years to take the state exam. Example: you completed a CNA training course in 2011 and did not submit an application to test to the state of Colorado. Three years pass by and you decide to challenge the exam. You complete and submit an application to test. From this date on you have two years (twenty-four months) to challenge the exam. If you do not take the test within the two year period, your paperwork is discarded. You must apply again, and submit a new set of exam fees if you wish to challenge the certification test in the future. You should contact the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry at (303) 894-2442 to make sure that this information is correct and also to get answers to any other questions you may have. Good luck!
I am a registered nurse from the Philippines. Can I take the CNA exam in Massachusetts or do I still need to take up CNA classes before I can take the CNA test?
I used to be a CNA, but I didn't renew my license since 1994. I live in Colorado and got my CNA certification in Colorado. What do I need to do?
Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?
How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?
After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?