Nurse Aide

LOVE YOUR WORK!

Want a rewarding job in nursing? As the medical field continuously grows, certified nursing assistants are on the front lines for providing quality patient care. Becoming a CNA is a good idea for someone interested in the nursing field but not sure which path. A CNA job can set you on the fast track to a quality career in the medical field.

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A $1200 investment for 5 credits of classes (half offered online) can earn you wages at a job you love! According to Colorado labor market data, nursing assistants in our state earn between $21,000 – $30,000, and some as high as $35,000 per year. Job openings for nurse aides will continue to see solid growth between 2010-2020.

Nurse aides are hired by:

  • Long Term Care
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics

The Colorado State Board of Nursing approves this program and successful graduates are eligible to take the state certification exam. Enter the workforce quickly with flexible class schedules. Job placement assistance after program completion is available.


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Nurse Aide Certificate

This Nurse Aide Certificate includes basic nursing assistant procedures, skills, restorative services, patient care, safety, and emergency care. Students gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in working with patients of all ages, in both wellness and illness, issues of mental health, patient rights, and patient/family interactions. Go to the Nurse Aide Certificate information here.

* The Nurse Aide Certificate through RRCC, can be affordably obtained. Download estimates for this program here.


Stackable Certificates with Home Health Aide or Hospice Care Aide

NEW! Increase your employment opportunities by adding Home Health Aide or Hospice Care Aide "stackable" certificates onto your Nurse Aide Certificate.

Home Health Aide Certificate

Home health care is one of the most rapidly growing areas of the healthcare industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts tremendous growth for home health careers from 2008-2018. Therefore, home health is among the most in demand health careers.

This certificate is designed to provide Certified Nurse Aides with additional training and knowledge on how to assist the elderly, sick and disabled, and to maintain their safety, health and independence in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. Go to the Home Health Aide Certificate information here.

Hospice Care Aide Certificate

This certificate summarizes the history, philosophy, goals and objectives of end of life care and provides Certified Nurse Aides additional training and knowledge on how to assist terminally ill patients with their personal care requirements while maximizing comfort and quality of life. Go to the Hospice Care Aide Certificate information here.


New students must complete the RRCC Orientation before they can register for classes.
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The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online

The CHEO Project

Allied Health is projecting high employment demand in the coming decades, and employers are anticipating a large gap in technical talent. As a result of this growing demand for allied health professionals, community college programs across the country are filled to capacity. The Consortium for HealthcareEducation Online, "CHEO" has been tasked to address these gaps. The CHEO Project is in place to help community college students develop the skills needed to secure viable and sustainable employment in the allied health fields. In partnership with North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) the  CHEOConsortium  is introducing  technology in introductory level science courses and allied health programming using open source software and a robotic interface which allows students to remotely control actual lab equipment. CHEO Career Coaches are working with Workforce and Employer Partners within the health care industry to identify areas of opportunity for our students.

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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

This product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.