Healthcare Professions - Nursing Aide

Nursing Aide Program

Nurses' aides, also known as nursing assistants or nursing attendants, can have an enormous impact on the day-to-day experience of patients, helping them to feel well-cared for and capable as they face medical challenges or diminishing physical capacity. A nurse assistant can be assured of a career that provides personal and professional fulfillment, with the possibility of advancement.

Class Details:

The Nursing Aide program at Technical College of the Rockies is designed to prepare our students to be eligible to become certified as a nurse aide and work in residential care facilities, home health care services and hospitals. It meets the Certified Nurse Aide training requirements outlined by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

Graduating students are eligible to take the state CNA examination. The demand for CNAs is growing rapidly throughout the country. As the population ages and advancements in medicine make us better able to care for the sick and elderly, we are seeing a greater demand for their services and an increase in the amount of money they will earn.

By completing the training offered at TCR and then obtaining certification as a nursing aide, it is possible to transfer that certificate to other states and become part of their CNA Registry, a benefit that those without certification do not receive. Earning this certification is the first step to becoming more valuable and in demand among employers. That training can be done here in three weeks!

If a career in the healthcare field is something that is of interest, investing resources to become a certified nurse aide will only help those opportunities grow.

Nurse aides work in nursing and residential care facilities, hospitals, and home health care services. Important qualities for a successful career as a nurse aide include a patient, understanding nature, emotional stability, dependability, good communication skills, and an ability to perform repetitive, routine tasks. Nurse aides working in home health must also be discreet and honest and have dependable transportation.

Nurses’ aides, also known as nursing assistants or nursing attendants, can have an enormous impact on the day-to-day experience of patients, helping them to feel well-cared for and capable as they face medical challenges or diminishing physical capacity. A nurse assistant can be assured of a career that provides personal and professional fulfillment, with the possibility of advancement.

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Classes Included in the Nursing Aide Program

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*Estimated costs include tuition, registration, and other fees. Most programs require the purchase of books and supplies which are not included in the costs. All prices are subject to change without notice.