FAQs

Is there a special orientation to the program?

Enrolled nurse aide students are required to attend the Nurse Aide Program Orientation before the semester starts. Date is listed in the ACC class schedule. Students who do not attend put themselves at risk for being asked to drop the program.

What do I need to do to enroll in the program?

The college placement test is required for those students who have never taken college courses. College transcripts or ACT/SAT scores within the past five years may be submitted in lieu of the college placement test.

  • MAT050 with “C” or better OR
  • 106 or higher in the BAAD OR
  • 80 or higher in the PADI OR
  • Any score on the IADI

All students who have never been to college must attend a general ACC college orientation. The dates are listed on the ACC website. The applicant must apply to Arapahoe Community College (ACC) to obtain a Student Number (SID), which is necessary to enroll in classes.

Students must register for al three courses (NUA 101, NUA 170, and NUA 171) at the same time, to avoid an error message and delaying the registration process.

How do I get on a wait list?

There is no wait list.

Is the program eligible for financial aid?

Contact the Financial Aid office with any question regarding possible eligibility.

Is there a payment plan?

Information on a payment plan is available at the Cashier's Office.

Clinical course dates are listed as TBD, when will I know the clinical dates?

Clinical assignments will be distributed by the second week of classes. Special requests cannot be accommodated

What job opportunities are available for Nurse Aides?

The Colorado projected percent change in Nurse Aide employment between from 2012 to 2022 is expected to be 22%. The expected number of yearly job openings in Colorado is about 700.The 2014 statistics from the Bureau of Labor indicated that the median hourly wage for Nurse Aides in Colorado is $13.45 and the median annual wage is 28,000.
For more information on wages and employment trends, please visit CareerOneStop and O-Net OnLine

What are the program costs, tuition and fees?

As part of the Colorado Community College System, ACC offers courses at a very reasonable tuition rate. At today’s tuition rates, the 6 credit hours of the NUA certificate would only cost a COF (College Opportunity Fund) eligible student approximately $900 (including books and scrubs). COF is not a need based financial aid but a subsidy from the State of Colorado for the education of its residents. Apply for your stipend at www.collegeincolorado.org

Nonresidents will find tuition information in the current semester schedule. For schedule information and tuition and fees updates please view ACC’s current Tuition and Fees.

Students in the NUA program are also financially responsible for the nominal costs associated with clinical affiliations potentially including uniforms and travel to and from the clinical facility. Additionally, students are responsible for the cost of vaccinations, CPR and First Aid Certification, and a background check and drug test.