Nurse Assisting : Emily Griffith Technical College

Nurse Assisting

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.

This program is eligible for Care Forward Colorado – meaning zero-cost to you! Learn more.

Fall 2023 Start Dates
Part-Time (Mon./Weds., 8 AM – 4 PM): 8/21/2023 and 10/16/2023
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 8 AM – 4 PM): 8/22/2023 and 10/17/2023
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 5 – 9 PM): 8/22/2023

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Nurse Assisting Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work as CNAs at:

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

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Please be advised that ALL checklist items must be completed prior to the first day of class

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All programs in the College of Health, Sciences and Administration require a criminal background check, a drug test and proof of vaccinations. Click here for a full list of disqualifying offenses.
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Her advice for other students is to "never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!"

Irma is from Juarez, Mexico. She came to the U.S. when she was 5 years old and has lived in the U.S. for 60 years and in Denver for 30 years. 

She works as a Street Supervisor for RTD, where she writes memos about accidents and incidents reports.  She chose to study at Emily Griffith because she wanted to improve her written English. She would like to move into a lead supervisor position but she needs to be able to communicate at a higher level so that others can easily understand what she writes. 

To help her achieve her goal of becoming a lead street supervisor for RTD, Irma has taken classes that RTD offers, as well as English classes, and is learning computer skills. Her dream is to get a bachelor’s degree in management. 

Her advice for other students is to “never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!”

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