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Additional Information:

Functional Job Description:

NUA Functional Job Description

Acceptance Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Display college level English comprehension by one of the following:
    • Successful completion of ENG 090 or higher** (with a C or better)
    • English ACT of 18 or SAT of 440**
    • Accuplacer sentence skills of 95 or higher**
    • Successful completion of ESL 053 & 093 coursework**
    • Students with a college degree of AA, AS or higher**
    **Documentation is required

  • Successfully pass criminal background check

Expenses:

*Subject to change without notice

  • Criminal Background Check:
    • Required criminal background check is $59*. For this program, the background check is valid for one year from the beginning of semester in which it was submitted
  • Drug Screen:
    •  Drug test will be given by Wiz Quiz at RRCC. Drug test will be given by Wiz Quiz during class at Red Rocks. The instructor will arrange the testing date prior to clinical placement.
    • Approximate cost: $25*, paid by check to Wiz Quiz.
  • Tuition:
    • In-state tuition: Approximately $800* with COF applied.
    • Out-of-state tuition: Call the Cashier’s Office at 303.914.6222 for current tuition
  • CPR Certification:
    • In-state tuition: Approximately $70-80* with COF applied.
    • Out-of-state tuition: Call the Cashier’s Office at 303.914.6222 for current tuition
  • Required Textbook:
    Please check with the bookstore at 303.914.6232 for any additional information
    • Nursing Assistant, A Nursing Process Approach Basics by Hegner
  • Supplies:
    • Stethoscope
    • Blood pressure cuff
    • Burgundy scrubs (required for clinicals)
    • NUA uniform patch (required for clinicals-available only in the college bookstore)
    • Watch with a second hand
  • Certification Exam:
    • Upon successful completion of the Nurse Aide course, students are eligible to take the certification exam through PearsonVue for a cost of $95*. Details will be given out the first day of class

 

  • Students must hold a current CPR card (Health Care Provider - adult, child, infant) PRIOR to class. CPR classes (listed as HPR 102) are available at RRCC. Please check our schedule for details. American Heart Association Health Care Provider cards are preferred by most of our clinical sites.
  • Proof of immunizations and a signed physician’s statement are REQUIRED ON THE FIRST DAY of class
  • Students accepted into the course must complete a drug screen

Step by Step NUA Enrollment Checklist:

Be advised, classes fill quickly

Step 1. Apply for admission to Red Rocks Community College

Step 2. Register for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) at https://cof.college-assist.org. This is the state stipend for residents of Colorado

Step 3. Make sure your RRCC account reflects one of the following:

    • Successful completion of ENG 090 or higher** (with a C or better)
    • English ACT of 18 or SAT of 440**
    • Accuplacer sentence skills of 95 or higher**
    • Successful completion of ESL 053 & 093 coursework**
    • Students with a college degree of AA, AS or higher**
    **Documentation is required

Step 4. Enroll into course using the Rock, or in the Admissions office. Please visit www.rrcc.edu/schedule for the current schedule of classes

Step 5. Complete criminal background check online using American Data Bank’s website, www.healthcareex.com. Please select “Package 1: Criminal Background Check, $59*”

Note: If you do not have a successful background check, you will be removed from the program.

Step 6. Complete Statement of Health Care Provider, and CPR certification. These items are REQUIRED ON THE FIRST DAY of class.

Maggie LaRose RN, MS
NUA/NUR Coordinator

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