CNA Training Programs in Colorado

Opportunities for the CNA in Colorado are many. Home health agencies, long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities, Alzheimer’s units, assisted living centers are all looking for trained and certified Nursing Assistants/Aides. This is an opportune time to be starting your search for a CNA program.

In the state of Colorado, a new CNA is required to have completed a Colorado Board of Nursing approved Nurse Aide training program and successfully pass the Colorado CNA certification exam administered by Pearson Vue. Those that have completed a program outside the state of Colorado are also eligible to take the certification exam. You will find the schools offering CNA classes or training programs listed below along with their contact information. If you have been considering a program that is not on this list, please contact the Colorado Board of Nursing to verify that it has approval. You must complete an approved program to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. Some agencies and facilities may offer free CNA training or repay your tuition costs in exchange for signing a contract to work for that agency or facility for a specified amount of time.

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There are CNA programs offered specifically for high school students that will prepare them for the certification exam and employment. There is no high school diploma or GED requirement for a CNA in Colorado, however, completing your high school diploma or GED has proven to translate to higher earnings and greater career mobility.

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Report, CNAs in Colorado made a median hourly wage of $12.64 and a median annual salary of $26,300. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment also projects job openings for CNAs to grow 29% through 2016. Based on this information, this appears to be a very good time to start CNA classes in Colorado.

Medical Assistants, a related career, are also in high demand. In fact, the CDLE projects a 40% growth in the number of job openings for medical assistants in Colorado. Training programs for medical assistants averages around 9 months, quite a bit longer than for a CNA, but their pay is often more and job opportunities appear to be more abundant based on the numbers provided by the CDLE. Which means it would be worth the time to investigate all your options. Learn more about the Medical Assistant programs in Colorado.

CNA Programs Approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing

Academy of Medical & Health Science 9411 Setting Moon Ct.
Colorado Springs, CO 80925

Academy of Medical & Health Science 1339 S. Pueblo Blvd. Suite 100
Pueblo, CO 81005

Adams City High School 4625 E. 68th Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022

Aims Community College 2040 Clubhouse Drive
Greeley, CO 80632
Aims Community College — Fort Lupton 260 College Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Aims Community College — Loveland 104 E. 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Aims Community College – Med Prep 2040 Clubhouse Drive
Greeley, CO 80632
Ann Rose School of Nursing Arts, Inc. 7280 Irving Suite B205
Westminster, CO 80030
Arapahoe Community College 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr. A2325
Littleton, CO 80160
Beo Nurse Aide Training Program 1442 Hancock Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Bollman Technical Education Center 9451 N. Washington St.
Thornton, CO 80229
Boulder Technical Education Center 6600 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80303
Brighton High School Med Prep Program 270 South 8th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
Career Development Center 1200 S. Sunset St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Caring Hands, Inc.
1191 Woodstock Drive, Unit C
Estes Park, CO 880517
PH: 970-586-3118
CollegeAmerica – Colorado Springs 3645 Citadel Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
CollegeAmerica – Colorado Springs 3645 Citadel Dr.
Colorado Mountain College Vail 150 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632
Colorado Northwestern Community College 50 College Drive
Craig, CO 81625
Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home PO Box 1420
Rifle, CO 81650
Community College of Denver 1070 Alton Wy Bldg 849
Denver, CO 80230
Community Health Institute 4705 Paris Street #100
Denver, CO 80239
Delta Montrose Technical College Adult 1765 US Hwy 50
Delta, CO 81416
Devonshire Acres Ltd 1330 N. Sidney Ave.
Sterling, CO 80751
Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center 122 Hospital Rd.
Brush, CO 80723
Emily Griffith Opportunity School –
Extended Home Health Aide
1250 Welton St.
Denver, CO 80204
Emily Griffith Opportunity School – Nurse
1250 Welton St.
Denver, CO 80204
Emily Griffith Opportunity School-Home
Health Aide
1250 Welton St.
Denver, CO 80204
Estes Park Medical Center 555 Prospect Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-4615
Fairacres Manor 1700 18th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 353-3370
Florence High School Med Prep 2006 Highway 67
Florence, CO 80226
Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center 2650 Elliot
Denver, CO 80211
Front Range Community College Larimer
(Adult Program)
800 South Taft
Loveland, CO 80537
Front Range Community College Larimer
(High School)
4616 S. Shields
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Front Range Community College Longmont 2255 N. Main St. Ste 118
Longmont, CO 80501 (303)-678-3891
Front Range Community College-
3645 W. 112th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
Front Range Nurse Aide Training Program 3021 North Hancock, Suite 030
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Geriatric Education Center (formerly
Columbine Health Systems)
802 West Drake Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Heritage Park Care Center 1200 Village Rd
Carbondale, CO 81623
Hildebrand Care Center 1401 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO 81212
(719)-275-8656 ex. 256
Holly Nursing Care Center PO Box 636
Holly, CO 81047
Katelens Health Care Education 711 Main St
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Lamar Community College
2401 South Main St.
Lamar, CO 81052
PH: 719-3366642
Larchwood Inns 2845 N. 15th St.
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Life Care Center of Littleton/Aurora 1500 W. Mineral Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
Life Care Center of Longmont 2451 Pratt St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Morgan Community College — Burlington 340 S. 14th Street
Burlington, CO 80807
Morgan Community College — Wray 32415 Highway 34
Wray, CO 80758
Morgan Community College Adult 920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Morgan Community College Med Prep 17800 Rd 20
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
National American Univeristy 1325 South Colorado Blvd, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80222
New Beginning Nursining Assistant
1472 Jersey St
Denver, CO 80220
New Directions
11920 Washington Street
Northglenn, CO 80233
PH: 303-920-1170
NTSOC Nurse Aide Training Program
1130 W. Woodman Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO
PH: 719-574-5562 ext. 242
Northeastern Junior College (Adult
100 College Dr.
Sterling, CO 80751
Northeastern Junior College Med Prep 100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751
Otero Junior College 1802 Colorado Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050
Pickens Technical College (Adult Program) 500 Airport Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Pickens Technical College (High School) 500 Airport Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Pikes Peak Community College (Adult
11195 Hwy 83
Colorado Springs, C
Pikes Peak Community College Area Voc
5675 S. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Pikes Peak Community College-
Falcon Nurse Aide Training Program
9755 Towner Ave
Falcon, CO 80831
Pueblo Community College 900 W. Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
Pueblo Community College – Fremont
51320 W Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212
Pueblo Community College – Med Prep 900 W. Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
Red Rocks Community College 13300 W. 6th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228
ReJUV Academy
1642 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 103
Denver, CO 80231
Senior Living Community at Gunnison Valley Health
1500 W. Tomichi Ave.
Gunnison, CO 81230
PH: 970-641-0702
Simla Good Samaritan Center 320 Pueblo Ave PO Box 38
Simla, CO 80835
South Denver School of Nursing Arts
7853 E. Arapahoe Ct., Suite 3300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-945-4203
Southeast Colorado Hospital & Long Term
Care Ctr
373 E. 10th St.
Springfield, CO 81073
(719)-523-4501 ex. 266
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation 1835 Franklin Street
Denver, CO 80218
Open to Exempla Employees Only
St. Lukes Ministry 915 E. 9th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
St. Vincent Nurse Aide Training Program 822 W 4th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
(719)-486-0230 x 503
Stillwater Executive Institute – East Denver 1582 S. Parker Rd, Ste 202
Denver, CO 80231
Stillwater Institute – Lakewood 1455 Ammons Ste G2
Lakewood, CO 80214
Summit High School Med-Prep PO Box 7
Frisco, CO 80443
Trinidad State Junior College/San Luis
Educ. Ctr-Valley Campus
1011 Main St
Alamosa, CO 81102
Valley Inn
211 3rd Ave
Mancos, CO 81328
Warren Tech 13300 W. 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO 80228
Weisbrod Memorial Hospital
(Kiowa County District Hospital)
PO Box 817
Eads, CO 81036
Western Colorado Area Health Education
744 Horizon St, Ste 220
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Western Colorado Community College 2508 Blickmann
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Western Colorado Community College Med
2508 Blickmann
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Westminster High School Health Studies 4276 West 68th Ave
Westminster CO, 80030
Wheat Ridge Regional Center
10285 Ruidge Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
PH: 303-463-2500
Yampa Valley Medical Center/Doak Walker
Care Center
1024 Central Park Dr.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80488
Yuma Life Care Center 323 W. 9th Ave
Yuma, CO 80759
Southwest Colorado Community College
PO Box 970
Mancos, CO 81321

(Source: Colorado State Board of Nursing)

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