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Nurse Aide Certificates

Nurse Aide Certificate

This Nurse Aide Certificate includes basic nursing assistant procedures, skills, restorative services, general household activities, 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. View the Nurse Aide Certificate in our online catalog.
View nurse aide first-day checklist here.

Required Courses

NUA 101 Certified Nurse Aide Health Care Skills - 4 Credits
NUA 170 Nurse Assistant Clinical Experience - 1 Credit

Total Credits                                              5 Credits

Flexible Scheduling

NUA 101 – Nurse Aide Theory/Lab
Full Semester – 15 Weeks
Accelerated – 4 Weeks
Hybrid (partially online) – 8 Weeks
Weekends – 8 Weeks

Check catalog for current dates, days and times.

View online schedule.

Class Catalog Schedule

Affordability of Certificate Program

* The Nurse Aide Certificate through RRCC can be affordably obtained. Download 2014 estimates for this program here.


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.

Required courses for the Home Health Aide Certificate.

Required Courses (All held at the Arvada Campus):

NUA 105 - Home Health Aide Theory - 2 Credits
NUA 180 - Home Health Aide Internship
- .5 Credit

Total Credits               2.5 Credits

Flexible Scheduling

(All held on the Arvada Campus)

NUA 105 - Home Health Aide Theory
Hybrid (partially online) 6 full days total student contact (hybrid = 3 days in class, approx. 3 days of online work)

NUA 180 - Home Health Aide Internship
Hybrid (partially online) 3 days at site (7 hours per day)
Coursework online and at internship site

View online schedule.

Requirements for Home Health Aide Internship


Applicant must be Nurse Aid Certified through the State of Colorado
CPR Certified
Pass Background Check
Pass Drug Test
Statement from your health care provider confirming TB test, flu shot and all listed vaccinations

Affordability of Certificate Program

Approximate Home Health Aide Tuition & Fees - $340.00
Additional materials needed for Internship will be discussed in class.


Hospice 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.

Required courses for the Hospice Aide Certificate.

Required Courses (All held at the Arvada Campus):

HPR 156 - Intro to Hospice Nursing - 0.5 Credit
HHP 213 - Spiritual Care - 0.5 Credit
HPR 115 - Gerontology for Care Providers - 1 Credit
HPR 240 - Death and Bereavement in Society - 3 Credits
NUA 171 - Advanced Nurse Aide Clinical
- 0.5 Credit

Total Credits                            5.5 Credits

Flexible Scheduling

(All held on the Arvada Campus)

HPR 156 Intro to Hospice Nursing
Hybrid (partially online) One in-class meeting

HHP 213 Spiritual Care
Hybrid (partially online) One in-class meeting

HPR 115 Gerontology for Care Providers
Hybrid (partially online) Two to three in- class meetings

HPR 240 Death and Bereavement in Society
Hybrid (partially online) 7 weeks

NUA 171 Advanced Nurse Aide Clinical
Hybrid (partially online) 2 days at site (7 hours per day)
Coursework online and at internship site

View online schedule.

Requirements for Hospice Aide Internship


Requirements for Advanced Nurse Aide Clinical:
Applicant must be Nurse Aide Certified through the State of Colorado
CPR Certified
Pass Background Check
Pass Drug Test
Statement from your health care provider confirming TB test, flu shot and all listed vaccinations

Affordability of Certificate Program

Approximate Hospice Care Aide Tuition & Fees - $745.00
Additional materials needed for Clinical will be discussed in class                                                           


New students must complete the RRCC Orientation before they can register for classes.
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