CNA Programs in Colorado


Like many other states, Colorado is experiencing a boom in the demand for Certified Nursing Assistants, also known as Certified Nursing Aides. If you’re considering CNA programs in Colorado, and a career as a nurses aide, then there are a few things you should know before you make any decisions.

How Do You Qualify As a Nurses Aide In Colorado?

In order to become a nurses aide (nurses assistant) in Colorado, you need to have completed a Colorado Board of Nursing approved CNA training program.

These programs are run by private training academies, community colleges, nursing schools and homes, and even a few high schools. There are also agencies that offer free training, in return for a contract to work at a reduced rate or as a volunteer for a predetermined time after you qualify.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training is not the final step though. Once you’ve completed the training course itself (which lasts several weeks, and covers the state approved syllabus) you will still need to take and pass the Colorado CNA exam, which is offered by Pearson VUE. This is required, before you can accept a job as a CNA anywhere in the state.

Can You Train As a Nurses Aid in Colorado?

Anyone can train as a CNA in Colorado, and there is no requirement that you have a GED or high school diploma. There are also training programs that will accept trainees who are not yet 18 years old. However, statistically speaking, your chances of finding employment (and your potential earning power) is higher if you are 18 years or older, and have a high school diploma.

Certified Nursing Assistants who trained outside of Colorado are also eligible to work in the state, so long as they pass the Colorado CNA exam.

Are Certified Nursing Assistants In Demand In Colorado?

As with many other states in the US, there is a very definite growth in the demand for trained, Certified Nurses Assistants in Colorado. In fact, the CDLE (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment) estimates that there will be a 29% growth in demand for Certified Nurse Assistants through 2016, so this is a good profession to consider training in.

You are very likely to be able to find a job at a nursing home, hospital, clinic or hospice quite quickly after you qualify, and it’s a good way to springboard into the nursing field.

What Does a CNA Earn in Colorado?

As with most states, your earnings as a CNA in Colorado will vary from area to area, and from institution to institution. Your experience and skill will also play a role in what you can command in terms of salary. The average salary for a CNA in Colorado, however, is approximately $26,000 per annum, although newly qualified candidates are likely to earn less than that.

If you are looking for a career choice in Colorado that allows you to train quickly, become certified, and work in the medical field without spending a fortune on tuition, then becoming a CNA is certainly one very promising option.

Colorado CNA Registry

Official State Web Portal, Division of Registrations
www.dora.state.co.us/nursing
Phone:  (303) 894-2430

Colorado State Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430

Accredited CNA Training Classes & Programs in Colorado

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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