Nurse Aide

ACC provides a one-semester part-time Nurse Aide program that includes a four-credit Nurse Aide Theory and Practical Lab course and two clinical courses. The program is designed to allow you to continue your current employment while attending school. We offer open enrollment for all sections. 

After completing your Nurse Aide Certificate program, 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.

Mandatory Orientation Requirements

Recommended timeline for immunizations and documentation

6-12 Months Prior to Registration

Planning to register in the Nurse Aide Program within the next 6-12 months

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*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.

8-10 Weeks Prior to Start of Classes

Registered in NUA 101 (section 102, 301, and 302) and class 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. Additional TB testing information
  • 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
  • Fall and Spring students are required to have the current seasonal flu vaccine. Spring students - due at orientation. Summer - n/a. Fall - due October 15.

4 Weeks Prior to Start of Classes

Registered in NUA 101 (section 102, 301, and 302) and starts within 4 weeks

Monitor student email (@student.cccs.edu) for Program Specific Instructions and Orientation.
Make copies of documents for submission.

2 Weeks Prior to Start of Classes

Registered in NUA 101 (section 102, 301, and 302) and class starts within 2 weeks – mandatory orientation

(Mandatory/Necessary prior to any clinical assignments)

PDF Printable Checklist must be completed for submission.