NURSE ASSISTING

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Interested in a career where you can take care of others? In our Nurse Assisting program, you’ll gain the skills you need to provide basic care to patients, take vital signs, and assist patients in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own.

The Nurse Assisting program is approved by the State Board of Nursing; so you’ll be ready to take the state certification exam once you complete our program. Our part-time program is offered in both the daytime and evening, so you can fit classes into your schedule.

What can you do with your certificate?

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Home Health
  • Group Homes
  • Hospice
  • Day Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Memory Care Facilities 

NUA 1001 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

 

Program details

Approximate Cost: $1,026

(additional materials and book fees may apply)

This program is eligible for Care Forward Colorado & Career Advance Colorado – meaning zero-cost to you! 

This program qualifies for Financial Aid.

Full & Part Time Options Available

Program START DATES

Spring 2024 Start Dates

Part-Time (Mon./Weds., 8 AM – 4 PM): 1/3/2024, 3/11/2024, and 5/13/2024
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 8 AM – 4 PM): 1/4/2024, 3/12/2024, and 5/14/2024
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 5 – 9 PM): 4/9/2024

REQUIREMENTS

ALL applicants are required to submit:

  • Criminal background check
  • Drug test
  • Proof of vaccinations

Click here for a full list of disqualifying offenses.

Applicants must be 16 years or older.

PROGRAM CLINICAL CHECKLIST

ALL items below must be completed.

  • 10-panel drug screening
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Upload Basic Life Support (BLS) card issued by the American Heart Association
  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID. You can get your student ID at Treasury.
  • Sign up for Complio, which is part of American Databank, at emilygriffithtechnicalcollegecompliance.com
  • Click on the button for new users, as displayed below.
  • After completing the registration, select “Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen,” and follow the instructions. 
  • Submit/Upload a government-issued ID to NUA@emilygriffith.edu. This can be a state-issued driver’s license or identity card, social security card, United States passport, or an identification card issued by your country of origin. 
  • Request criminal background screening from Complio within 3 months of the first day of class. A background screening that is completed >3 months before the first day of class will not be accepted. Results of the background screening must be available in Complio prior to the first day of class to be accepted. 
  • The following link outlines disqualifying offenses: http://coloradostateplan.com/educator/health-science/nursing-background-check/
  • Complete the 10-panel drug screening that is ordered in the Bundle from Complio within 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A drug screening that is completed >2 weeks before the first day of class will not be accepted. You will not be allowed to begin class without results of a negative drug screening in Complio. Results of the drug screening will automatically be uploaded to the Complio tracking system.
  • TB – Tuberculosis – every year–Skin Test or Negative blood test – QuantiFERON Gold or T-Spot
    • Students with a history of a positive TB skin test must provide evidence of negative
      TB risk assessment every year signed by a medical provider (MD, NP, PA) must include
      the following Provider must advise there has been a negative chest x-ray within the past
      three years and no evidence of active TB
  • MMR – Mumps, Measles, Rubella Evidence of a Two-Dose or evidence of immunity
  • Hepatitis B – Evidence of a Three-Dose HepB vaccine series or evidence of immunity
  • TDap – Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis – Evidence of a Single Dose Tdap Every 10 years
  • Varicella – Evidence of Two-Dose varicella vaccine or evidence of immunity
  • Influenza – 1-Dose every year
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Up-to-date with boosters as recommended by the CDC
  • Submit/Upload to Complio evidence of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Card for Healthcare Professionals. This is to show evidence that you have signed up for AND completed a Basic Life Support (BLS) Class for Healthcare Providers. BLS cards must be issued by the American Heart Association. A copy of your scheduled class will NOT be accepted as proof of training. 

Please make sure to keep a copy of all documentation for your own records. Many healthcare facilities will request similar documentation for employment purposes.

If you have any questions about this checklist, please email the Health Sciences Department at NUA@emilygriffith.edu.

Please submit this checklist, along with hard copies of your documentation at 1860 Lincoln Street Room 506, Denver CO 80203 or email a legible scan of documentation to NUA@emilygriffith.edu and include your HSA program in the subject line.

Student Identification

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID. You can get your student ID at Treasury.

Complio/American Databank

  • Sign up for Complio, which is part of American Databank, at emilygriffithtechnicalcollegecompliance.com
  • Click on the button for new users, as displayed below.
  • After completing the registration, select “Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen,” and follow the instructions. 

Government Issued Identification

  • Submit/Upload a government-issued ID to NUA@emilygriffith.edu. This can be a state-issued driver’s license or identity card, social security card, United States passport, or an identification card issued by your country of origin. 

Criminal Background Screening

  • Request criminal background screening from Complio within 3 months of the first day of class. A background screening that is completed >3 months before the first day of class will not be accepted. Results of the background screening must be available in Complio prior to the first day of class to be accepted. 
  • The following link outlines disqualifying offenses: http://coloradostateplan.com/educator/health-science/nursing-background-check/

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • Complete the 10-panel drug screening that is ordered in the Bundle from Complio within 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A drug screening that is completed >2 weeks before the first day of class will not be accepted. You will not be allowed to begin class without results of a negative drug screening in Complio. Results of the drug screening will automatically be uploaded to the Complio tracking system.

Tuberculosis Screening

  • TB – Tuberculosis – every year–Skin Test or Negative blood test – QuantiFERON Gold or T-Spot
    • Students with a history of a positive TB skin test must provide evidence of negative
      TB risk assessment every year signed by a medical provider (MD, NP, PA) must include
      the following Provider must advise there has been a negative chest x-ray within the past
      three years and no evidence of active TB

Vaccine Requirements

  • MMR – Mumps, Measles, Rubella Evidence of a Two-Dose or evidence of immunity
  • Hepatitis B – Evidence of a Three-Dose HepB vaccine series or evidence of immunity
  • TDap – Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis – Evidence of a Single Dose Tdap Every 10 years
  • Varicella – Evidence of Two-Dose varicella vaccine or evidence of immunity
  • Influenza – 1-Dose every year
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Up-to-date with boosters as recommended by the CDC

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals

  • Submit/Upload to Complio evidence of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Card for Healthcare Professionals. This is to show evidence that you have signed up for AND completed a Basic Life Support (BLS) Class for Healthcare Providers. BLS cards must be issued by the American Heart Association. A copy of your scheduled class will NOT be accepted as proof of training. 

Please make sure to keep a copy of all documentation for your own records. Many healthcare facilities will request similar documentation for employment purposes.

If you have any questions about this checklist, please email the Health Sciences Department at NUA@emilygriffith.edu.

Please submit this checklist, along with hard copies of your documentation at 1860 Lincoln Street Room 506, Denver CO 80203 or email a legible scan of documentation to NUA@emilygriffith.edu and include your HSA program in the subject line.

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