ACC provides a one-semester part-time Nurse Aide Program that includes a 4 credit Nurse Aide Theory and Practical Lab course and 2 clinical courses. The program is designed to allow you to continue your current employment. We offer open enrollment for all sections. This means first come, first served -- no wait-list.
You will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), following certification by the Colorado Board of Nursing. The program includes clinical experience in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion you will be prepared to seek employment in Acute Care, Long Term Care and Hospice Care facilities.
- Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing as meeting and exceeding the Federal training requirements governing Nurse Aide education.
- Upon successful program completion, you are eligible to apply to Pearson Vue for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Plan (NNAAP) for state certification by the Colorado Board Of Nursing.
- Program plan: Consists of 2 parts (Register for all)
Program Mandatory Orientation Requirements
Recommended timeline for immunizations and documentation
(Mandatory/Necessary prior to any clinical assignments)
Planning to register in the Nurse Aide Program within the next 6-12 months
- Documentation of at least 2 Hepatitis B vaccinations or immunity*
- Hepatitis B vaccines are generally done in a series of 3 vaccinations.
- Additional information
- Documentation of 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines or immunity*
- Documentation of 2 Varicella (chicken pox) vaccines or immunity*
- Documentation of Tdap vaccine within 10 years
*Determined by Titer - A Titer is a blood test to determine if an immunity exists. If the Titer does NOT show immunity a vaccination will be necessary.
Registered in NUA 101 (section 102, 301, and 303) and starts within 8-10 weeks
- Documentation of negative TB test (most common) or negative chest x-ray (previous positive TB test). Test MUST be dated within the last 12 months and not expire before the end of the semester.
- Obtain CPR Certification Card from an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. The provider must be accredited by the American Heart Association and your CPR card must be identified as American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. (No other cards are accepted.)
- Register and pay for a Background Check and a Drug Screen through American Data Bank.
- Follow these directions carefully.
- Request a copy of the completed Background Check and completed Drug Screen results for your records.
- Complete the Informed Consent and turn in to Arapahoe Community College Human Resources at 2625 West Church Avenue Littleton, CO (Directly North of the College).
- Fall and Spring students should obtain the current seasonal flu vaccine.
Registered in NUA 101 (section 102, 301, and 303) and starts within 4 weeks
Monitor student email (@cccs.edu) for Program Specific Instructions and Orientation.
Make copies of documents for submission.
Registered in NUA 101 (section 102, 301, and 303) and class starts within 2 weeks – mandatory orientation
Bring documentation for review.
Complete printable checklist for submission.
Register in mCE – Details at Orientation.
- Tuition Costs (for 6 credit hours)
- Out of Pocket (Required immunizations, background check and drug screen, CPR certification, uniform, stethoscope and gait belt).