CNA Schools in Colorado
Colorado Certified Nurse Assistant Training Programs
There are literally dozens of state approved CNA education programs available throughout Colorado. These programs are typically offered by community and junior colleges, high schools, online schools, rehabilitation centers, health education centers, and facility-based programs in area hospitals and nursing homes. Program lengths can vary dramatically, with all programs lasting a minimum of eighty hours and as long as two hundred and ninety-four hours. In Colorado, CNA training programs online are often partnered with local medical facilities to allow students the value of clinical exposure.
State regulations set forth specific guidelines as it pertains to nurse assistant training programs. For example, all education programs must spend a minimum of sixteen hours focusing on pre-clinical training. Pre-clinical training hours must cover the following subjects: communication, interpersonal skills, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, and promoting and respecting patients’ independence and rights. The remaining educational curriculum will provide instruction on: basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental and health services of residents, care of the cognitively-impaired, and basic restorative services.
Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora and Lakewood, Colorado may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Colorado Children's Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center and Colorado Acute Long Term Care Hospital.
State of Colorado
Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 1550
Denver, Colorado 80202