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Skilled nursing facilities and hospitals require a nurse aide to be certified for employment. In addition, most college nursing programs require completion of a nurse aide course prior to acceptance into a nursing program. Columbine Health Systems offers an education training to become a CNA (certified nursing assistant).

Instruction 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. Classroom instruction, lab, and clinical experience is offered. Now offering extended lab practice hours to help with your success. Click here to see these extended lab hours.

The cost of our Nursing Assistant training program is $868.55, made payable to the Geriatric Education Centre via RegOnline,  processing fees are included. In addition, you are required to complete a background screening, steps to complete this are located in the enrollment checklist below. Textbook is an optional $65. If you prefer to purchase your textbook elsewhere you can find the information below.

Mosby’s Essentials for Nursing Assistants
by Sorrentino and Remmert
Edition #6
ISBN #: 9780323523929

Once you complete the course, you will need to register for your state test and make payment in the amount of $123.00 to the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Your instructor will be available to guide you through this process. Tuition reimbursement is available if hired and employed by one of the Columbine Health Systems' facilities for one year following the course end date.

The class options are:
Full-time Day Classes: These classes are held Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience the following week in one of the Columbine facilities.
Part-time Evening Classes: These classes are held evenings from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm for a total of 9 weeks, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience.
Part-time Classes: These classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for 9 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience.
Half-day Classes: These classes are held various days of the week from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm for 9 consecutive weeks, followed by 2 ½ days of clinical experience.

Please click on the Class Schedule link below for specific dates for each class. Enrollment opens 3 months prior to the beginning of each class.

A $5.00 charge will be processed to your account if you request a course date change.

To apply for the training program, please review the training checklist and policies that describe the requirements to attend the course, and complete the online application. Due to the limited number of spots in each class, prospective students are not guaranteed a seat until all requirements have been met. This includes completing the enrollment application, submitting an approved criminal background check and payment of tuition in full.

For additional questions, contact Columbine Health Systems Human Resources department at 970-492-6230.

Click here to view The Online Magazine for Certified Nursing Assistants.

Certified Nursing Assistant Career Guide.


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Geriatric Education Centre

802 W. Drake Road, Suite 137
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Phone: 970-492-6230
Fax: 970-494-6456

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  • Job Summary
  • Enrollment Checklist
  • Training Policies
  • Class Schedule

Provide direct resident care supervised by the Staff Development Coordinator and other nursing personnel. Assist in maintaining a positive physical, social, and psychosocial environment for the residents.

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Step 1: The prospective student will apply for admission to the program by submitting a completed application to Columbine Health Systems Human Resources Department. All classroom instruction, lectures, materials, text books, quizzes, and tests are provided in English. In order to be successful, students must be able to read, write, comprehend, and speak English fluently.


Step 2: The prospective student must obtain a criminal background check and submit to Columbine Health Systems Human Resources Department prior to being considered for placement in a program. (Background check is only valid for 3 months.)


Step 3: The prospective student must obtain a TB skin test and/or Chest X-ray and submit results to Columbine Health Systems Human Resources Department prior to being considered for placement in a program.


Step 4: Proof of current influenza vaccination (October 1–April 30).


Step 5: Tuition will be processed following confirmation of application and approval of background check. No payment plans are accepted. Reimbursement of fees is as follows:

Cancellation from the program 7 or more business days before the start of the class will result in full tuition reimbursement minus a $50.00 administrative processing fee.

Cancellation within 6 business days of the start of the class will result in full tuition reimbursement minus a $75.00 cancellation fee and a $50.00 administrative processing fee.

Beginning  with the first day of class, no reimbursement of funds will be given, regardless of reason for class termination.


Step 6: The student will ensure they have the proper attire for clinical days or attendance at clinicals will not be allowed. Proper attire includes:

Close-toed shoes
Forest-green scrubs (one set provided)
Gait belt (provided)
Name tag (provided)


Full Time Day Classes (20 students maximum)
Class #
 Dates
303  June 11 – June 21, 2018
 (clinicals June 25-27))  CLASS FULL
304  June 25 – July 6, 2018
 (clinicals July 9-11)  CLASS FULL
305  July 9 – July 19, 2018
 (clinicals July 23-25)  CLASS FULL
306  July 23 – August 2, 2018
 (clinicals August 6-8)  CLASS FULL
307  August 6 – August 16, 2018
 (clinicals August 20-22)  CLASS FULL
308  August 20 – August 30, 2018
 (clinicals September 4-6) maximum of 10 students
 CLASS FULL
309  September 4 – September 14, 2018
 (clinicals September 17-19) maximum of 10 students
310  September 17 – September 27, 2018
 (clinicals October 1-3)
311  October 1 – October 11, 2018
 (clinicals October 15-17)
312  October 15 – October 25, 2018
 (clinicals October 29-31)
313  October 29 – November 8, 2018
 (clinicals November 12-14)
314  November 12 – November 23, 2018
 (clinicals November 26-28)
315  November 26 – December 6, 2018
 (clinicals December 10-12)
316  December 10 – December 20, 2018
 (clinicals December 26-28)
317  December 21, 2018 – January 8, 2019
 (clinicals January 9-11, 2019)
Class Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon – Fri
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change

Part Time Evening Classes (10 students maximum)
Class #
Dates
E29  June 19 – August 16, 2018 (Tues, Thurs)
 (clinicals August 21, 23, 28, 30, September 4) (Tues, Thurs)
  CLASS FULL
E30  June 20 – August 22, 2018 (Mon, Wed)
 (clinicals August 27, 29, September 5, 10, 11) (Mon, Wed)
  CANCELLED
Class Times: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Clinicals: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change

Part Time Classes (10 students maximum)
Class #
Dates
Part Time 11  June 1 – June 29, 2018
 (clinicals June 30, July 6, 7)
Class Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri, Sat
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change