Nurse Aide Admission Requirements

All students entering the Nurse Aide program at any FRCC campus must:

  • Be an enrolled FRCC student (see how to enroll)
  • Should 17 years old
  • Pass a specific criminal background check prior to NUA 1070 Clinical, at the student's expense. Contact your campus for details.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations
  • Complete prerequisite ENG 092 or place into ENG 0093 or ENG 0094 on the Accuplacer assessment or qualify for an exemption

Illegal Behaviors

The State Exam Application to be certified as a CNA requires the student report any previous criminal/illegal behaviors. Illegal behaviors that may make students ineligible for the clinical or to become certified as a CNA include, but are not limited to: physical abuse and domestic violence, theft, illegal use of weapons, or illegal use or possession of controlled substances.

Program admission requirements specific to your selected campus are listed below.

See Program Overview

Program Requirements

The Nurse Aide program is available at Larimer and Westminster campuses only.

Once registered for NUA 1001 & 1070, students will be emailed a Nurse Aide Orientation powerpoint, which outlines the requirements and procedures for the required background check, immunizations, paperwork and policies. These will be started prior to day 1 of class.

Nurse Aide Classes at the Larimer Campus 

All classes are held at the Larimer Campus in Fort Collins. The Nurse Aid Lab is in the Gray's Peak Building in room GP 210.

4616 S. Shields, Room GP210
Fort Collins, CO 80526
See map and directions

Required Immunizations

All immunizations need to be current throughout the program. Nurse Aide students are required by the clinical sites to provide proof of the following immunizations order to be eligible to attend clinicals:

  • Negative TB test/tests (provide proof of either two skin tests, one blood test or one chest X-ray) performed within the last year and that will not expire prior to clinicals.
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine October 1 - May 1.
  • Students may be required to provide proof of negative COVID tests before or during the clinical rotation.
  • COVID-19 vaccine series
    Students must meet current FRCC COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements to participate in the program and/or in certain class activities. This may include providing documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test results.

Students may sign a waiver for the following immunizations to take NUA 1070:

  • Tdap (within 10 years)
  • Hepatitis B Series (three shots)
  • Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR)
  • 2 Varicella a.k.a. Chickenpox
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis)

Required Materials

  • Current textbook from the campus store located in Fort Collins 
  • A watch with a second hand
  • Scrubs required for the clinical
  • Box of medical gloves for lab practice

Scholarship Opportunity

Students that live in Larimer County and enroll in this program may be eligible for scholarship funding to help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department.

More Information

For policies and additional information, email the Program Director or call the Nurse Aide Main Office 970-204-8200.

This program is not currently offered on the Westminster Campus.

Larimer Campus

4616 S. Shields, Room GP210
Fort Collins, CO 80526
See map and directions

Program Director

Suzanne Sevy
970-204-8583 | Email

Westminster Campus

Email WC Nursing