Aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Colorado must earn the credentials of the State Board of Nursing.
If you want to become a CNA, you will have to complete an official training course and to pass the exam.
Keep reading to find out more information on the procedure.
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Aspiring nurses in Colorado must complete official programs approved by the state.
Nurses that have finished the programs in other states might be eligible to take the exam in the state of Colorado, but only if the programs were equivalent.
RNs, LPNs, and psychiatric technicians can be eligible as well.
However, they have to complete at listed five semesters hours of practical clinical training.
International nurses who have completed programs outside the US can also skip the training course, but only if they provide all documentation.
Also, military healthcare assistants can submit their documents as well.
The Board of Nursing can review the documents and decide on your eligibility.
You might be asked to attend a few hours of training or to attend educational classes.
To get the certificate in Colorado, nurses have to pass the NNAAP – National Nurse Aide Assessment Program.
The test has two blocks – a skills demonstration and the knowledge check.
In Colorado, you can take the knowledge test in written or oral form.
The available languages are English and Spanish.
The Pearson VUE website contains useful learning materials in both languages.
In Colorado, candidates can choose the date and testing location.
Each candidate has three attempts to pass the test.
Those who fail one part of the test can only retake the part they were unsuccessful.
From the moment you apply for the test, you have two years to pass the test.
The test fee is $123.
Retaking the skills test will cost you $75 while retaking the knowledge test is $45.
If you are interested in becoming a CNA, make sure that you meet all the requirements.
Those who have completed the official program will receive the application documents from the facility they took the course.
Other candidates can find the forms and list of required documents on the Pearson VUE website.
Some candidates will be asked to provide certificates of out-of-state training, copies of transport, copies of other licenses, etc.
If CNAs with expired licenses in the past two years provide a document that proves that they have been employed as CNA for at least 8 hours in the past two years, they can easily apply for reinstatement.
In Colorado, there is a higher percentage of old people and a growing need for the CNAs.
Check the list of free CNA training programs in Colorado.
|Accent Learning Systems Inc||Aurora CO 80012|
|Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts||Broomfield CO 80020|
|Hildebrand Care Center||Canon City CO 81212|
|Canon Lodge Care Center||Canon City, CO 81212|
|Skyline Ridge||Canon City, CO 81212|
|Garden Of The Gods Care Center||Colorado Springs, CO 80904|
|Mountain View Care Center||Colorado Springs, CO 80904|
|Cheyenne Mountain Care Center||Colorado Springs, CO 80906|
|Delta-Montrose Technical College||Delta CO 81416|
|Emily Griffith Technical College||Denver CO 80204|
|St. Luke's Ministry CNA Training||Denver CO 80218|
|New Beginning Nursing Assistant Program||Denver CO 80220|
|National American University||Denver CO 80222|
|College America - Denver||Denver CO 80222|
|Mullen Home/Little Sisters Of The Poor||Denver, CO 80211|
|Christian Living Campus-University Hil||Denver, CO 80222|
|Pueblo Community College||Durango CO 81301|
|Four Corners Health Care Center||Durango, CO 81301|
|Columbine Health Systems||Fort Collins, CO 80526|
|Western Colorado Area Health Education||Grand Junction CO 81506|
|Red Rocks Community College||Lakewood CO 80228|
|Cedars Health Care Center||Lakewood, CO 80214|
|St. Vincent Hospital||Leadville, CO 80461|
|New Directions Nurse Aide Training||Northglenn CO 80233|
|Colorado Northwestern Community College||Rangely CO 81648|
|Simla Good Samaritan Center||Simla, CO 80835|
|Ann Rose School of Nursing Arts||Westminster CO 80030|
|Front Range Community Boulder||Westminster, CO 80031|
A CNA in the state of Colorado earns averagely $31825 per year.Annual Salary Range:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Read the full guide: How to Become a Certified Nurse Assistant