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NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING

Now is the Time to Join this Exciting Career Field


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 $880 plus optional $60 for textbook, and processing fees, made payable to the Geriatric Education Centre via RegOnline. 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 for 9 consecutive week days, 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 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm for a total of 9 weeks, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience.
Part-time Classes: These classes are held on Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for 9 consecutive Fridays, 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.

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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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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–March 31).


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
285  October 2 – October 12, 2017
 (clinicals October 16-18)
286  October 16 – October 26, 2017
 (clinicals October 30-November 1)
287  October 30 – November 9, 2017
 (clinicals November 13-15)
288  November 13 – November 24, 2017
 (clinicals November 27-29)
289  November 27 – December 7, 2017
 (clinicals December 11-13)
290  December 11 – December 21, 2017
 (clinicals December 27-29)
291  December 26 – January 5, 2018
 (clinicals January 8-10)
292  January 8 – January 18, 2018
 (clinicals January 22-24)
293  January 22 – January 31, 2018
 (clinicals February 5-7)
294  February 5 – February 14, 2018
 (clinicals February 19-21)
295  February 19 – March 1, 2018
 (clinicals March 5-7)
296  March 5 – March 15, 2018
 (clinicals March 19-21)
297  March 19 – March 29, 2018
 (clinicals April 2-4)
298  April 2 – April 12, 2018
 (clinicals April 16-18)
299  April 16 – April 26, 2018
 (clinicals April 30-May 2)
300  April 30 – May 10, 2018
 (clinicals May 14-16)
301  May 14 – May 24, 2018
 (clinicals May 29-31)
302  May 29 – June 8, 2018
 (clinicals June 11-13)
303  June 11 – June 21, 2018
 (clinicals June 25-27)
304  June 25 – July 6, 2018
 (clinicals July 9-11)
305  July 9 – July 19, 2018
 (clinicals June 23-25)
306  July 23 – August 2, 2018
 (clinicals August 6-8)
307  August 6 – August 16, 2018
 (clinicals August 20-22)
308  August 20 – August 30, 2018
 (clinicals September 4-6)
309  September 4 – September 14, 2018
 (clinicals September 17-19)
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
E24  July 17 – November 20, 2017 (Mon)
 (clinicals Nov 27 – Dec 3) (Mon, Sat, Sun)
E25  January 8 – March 7, 2018 (Mon, Wed)
 (clinicals March 12, 14, 19, 21, 26) (Mon, Wed)
E26  January 9 – March 8, 2018 (Tues, Thurs)
 (clinicals Mar 13, 15, 20, 22, 27) (Tues, Thurs)
E27  March 28 – May 30, 2018 (Mon, Wed)
 (clinicals June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18) (Tues, Thurs)
E28  March 29 – May 29, 2018 (Tues, Thurs)
 (clinicals May 31, June 5, 7, 12, 14) (Tues, Thurs)
E29  June 19 – August 16, 2018 (Tues, Thurs)
 (clinicals August 21, 23, 28, 30, September 4) (Tues, Thurs)
E30  June 20 – August 22, 2018 (Mon, Wed)
 (clinicals August 27, 29, September 5, 10, 11) (Mon, Wed)
E31  September 17 – October 24, 2018 (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
 (clinicals October 29 – October 31) (Mon, Tues, Thurs))
E32  November 12 – December 19, 2018 (Mon, Tues, Wed)
 (clinicals January 7, 8, 9, 14, 15) (Mon, Tues, Wed)
Class Times: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change

Part Time Classes (10 students maximum)
Class #
Dates
Part Time 6  September 8 – November 3, 2017
 (clinicals November 10 – November 24)
Part Time 7  January 12 – February 9, 2018
 (clinicals February 10, 16, 17)
Part Time 8  February 23 – March 23, 2018
 (clinicals March 24, 30, 31)
Part Time 9  March 30 – April 27, 2018
 (clinicals April 28, May 4, 5)
Part Time 10  April 28 – May 26, 2018
 (clinicals June 1, 2, 9)
Part Time 11  June 1 – June 29, 2018
 (clinicals June 30, July 6, 7)
Part Time 12  June 30 – July 28, 2018
 (clinicals August 3, 4, 10)
Part Time 13  August 3 – August 31, 2018
 (clinicals September 1, 7, 8)
Part Time 14  September 1 – September 29, 2018
 (clinicals October 5, 6, 12)
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