Nurse Aide Program
Welcome to the Nurse Aide Progam at RRCC. The health sector of Colorado’s economy is growing, and the demand for CNAs’ is growing rapidly along with it. In the last ten years, the nurse aide profession has grown by almost 50%. Base salary ranges from $10.00 - $15.00/hour, plus shift and weekend differential. Certified Nurse Aides are hired by:
- Long Term Care
- Home Health
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Nursing Homes
- 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.
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.
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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