Nurse Aide Training

Nurse Aide Certificate

Offered at: Larimer, Westminster

Nurse Aide           

5 credits
(1 semester)                          

This certificate program provides students with entry-level skills required for employment as a nurse’s aide in a long-term care facility, an acute care facility or a home health care agency. Not all of the patients a nurse aide cares for are elderly, but the special needs of the geriatric population are an emphasis of the Nurse Aide training program at FRCC.


Earning a certificate in Nurse Aide from FRCC qualifies you to take the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Graduates of our program have a pass rate on the state exam of 93 percent. This outstanding pass rate is an indication of the quality and rigor of the program.

Nurse Aide certificate: See required courses.

See course descriptions for Nurse Aide training.

See admission requirements by campus.

Offered at Larimer and Westminster Campuses only.

Nurse Aide Salaries

  Entry Average Experienced
Nurse Aide $22,582 $28,117 $30,885

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2013)

Background Check & Illegal Behaviors

The State Board of Nursing requires a criminal background check for all applicants for the State Certification Examination. Illegal behaviors that may make students ineligible to be certified include, but are not limited to: physical abuse, theft, illegal use of weapons, or illegal use or possession of controlled substances. Students may be required to have immunizations to meet federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.