Nurse Aide

Get the training you need to become a compassionate member of a health care team with our nurse aide certificate program. As a certified nurse aide (CNA), you'll assist patients in their homes, long-term care facilities or acute-care facilities.

Our attentive faculty will teach you entry-level nursing skills in less than one semester. They'll help you prepare to pass the certification exam and begin your career as a CNA.

Why Study to be a Nurse Aide at Front Range Community College?

To become a caring nurse aide, you need to learn from caring instructors. Our faculty has real-world experience that they will pass on to you. You'll learn to help a variety of patients in different medical settings. In addition, our training program emphasizes the special needs of the growing elderly population. You'll be ready for your future career as a CNA in less than one semester.

You'll be trained in our Health Care Careers Center, which is located in our state-of-the-art Grays Peak building on the Larimer Campus. Practice in our nurse aide skills lab and our simulation rooms under the watchful eye of your professors. Many of our rooms have video recording systems, which allow your teachers to replay simulations to help you learn and improve.

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Our Program Outcomes

Our supportive program gets results. Our students have a 100% exam pass rate for the State Certification Exam (the state average is 75%). Our program also has an impressive 90% job placement rate.


Certificate Details

Nurse Aide Certificate

Program Locations: Larimer & Westminster

Total Credits: 5 credits (1 semester)

Enter the workforce as a certified nurse aide who will care for your patients or residents. You'll learn and practice:

  • Patient care procedures and skills mandated by the Colorado State Board of Nursing
  • Medical regulations
  • Ethical issues

The nurse aide certificate from FRCC qualifies you to take the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

See Admissions Process and RequirementsView Program Details

Careers & Outcomes

The nurse aide certificate program can open doors for an exciting new career.

Additional Scholarship Opportunity

If you live in Larimer County and enroll in the CNA certificate program, you may be eligible for scholarship funding from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department. The funds may help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses. Visit the LCEWD department for more information.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The licensing requirements for nurse aides differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories. Front Range Community College (FRCC) recommends each student visit the National Council of State Board of Nursing website to identify the nursing requirements and the State Board of Nursing for nurse aide requirements for the state in which you plan to live and practice. FRCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program. State-by-state information is available on the Registered Nursing site.

FRCC has not determined if the Nurse Aide Program meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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