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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.

Featured Schools


Front Range Community College - Boulder County
2190 Miller Drive | Longmont, Colorado 80501
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Denver metro area

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

Fort Collins

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


Aims Community College
5401 West 20th Street | Greeley, Colorado 80632
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Colorado cities

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