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Nursing assistants fill a crucial gap in medical care. While they do not perform complex medical procedures, nursing assistants interact most closely with patients living in nursing homes or hospitals. As some patients are no longer able to carry out daily living activities due to old age or disability, nursing assistants come into the picture by assisting and caring for them in aspects that they require, increasing quality of life for these patients.

Students wanting to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) must first obtain a certificate in nursing assistant. This type of program is offered in numerous colleges across Colorado, including Colorado Northwestern Community College, Colorado Mesa University, and Pima Medical Institute. In addition, the program is ideal for students juggling other time commitments as it only takes several weeks to a few months for one to become certified. The certification process is successfully completed after passing a state-administered examination and accumulating a certain amount of on-duty experience under supervision.

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Aside from being emotionally fulfilling, the nursing assistant profession is also an economically viable one. Upon receiving certification, nursing assistants can find employment across the state in medical institutions such as Littleton Adventist Hospital, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Medalion Retirement Community. Across the state of Colorado, a total of 17,200 nursing assistants are currently employed, earning up to $30,000 and more annually.

To kick-start your journey to certification as a nursing assistant, we have compiled below a list of programs available throughout Colorado.

Boulder

Front Range Community College - Boulder County
2190 Miller Drive | Longmont, Colorado 80501
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Denver metro area

Arapahoe Community College
5900 South Santa Fe Drive | Littleton, Colorado 80160
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Community College of Denver
1111 West Colfax Avenue | Denver, Colorado 80204
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Emily Griffith Technical College
1250 Welton Street | Denver, Colorado 80204
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Front Range Community College - Westminster
3645 West 112th Avenue | Westminster, Colorado 80031
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pickens Technical College
500 Airport Boulevard | Aurora, Colorado 80011
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pima Medical Institute - Denver
7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100 | Denver, Colorado 80221
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Red Rocks Community College
13300 West Sixth Avenue | Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Fort Collins

Front Range Community College - Larimer County
4616 South Shields Street | Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Greeley

Aims Community College
5401 West 20th Street | Greeley, Colorado 80632
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Other Colorado cities

Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue | Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Avenue | Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Colorado Northwestern Community College
500 Kennedy Drive | Rangely, Colorado 81648
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lamar Community College
2401 South Main Street | Lamar, Colorado 81052
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Morgan Community College
920 Barlow Road | Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Otero Junior College
1802 Colorado Avenue | La Junta, Colorado 81050
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pueblo Community College - Fremont
51320 West Highway 50 | Canon City, Colorado 81212
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
900 West Orman Avenue | Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southwest Colorado Community College
701 Camino Del Rio | Durango, Colorado 81301
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
1011 Main Street | Alamosa, Colorado 81101
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad
600 Prospect Street | Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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