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.

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 

Thinking of applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

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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Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
2 Months
Part Time
Program length
Next Start Date
3/7/23, 4/18/23, 5/8/23, 5/9/23
Available Start Dates
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“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be."

Jessica Blackburn’s parents always encouraged her to find a skilled trade. “I always loved learning about the human body and how things work so part of me has always thought about being a nurse,” says Jessica

But training to be a nurse can be expensive. So she decided to come take her CNA classes at Emily Griffith. 

“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be,” says Jessica. “The atmosphere is super friendly; I loved being in Mrs. Law’s class.” 

She was impressed by how much the class prepared her for her boards. “I was absolutely more confident in my skills than others taking the boards that day,” she says. 

She finished the program in October and began working as a home health aide. And more recently she got a job as a CNA in the telemetry unit at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center, where she will be assisting with monitoring vital signs.  

She would definitely recommend the Emily Griffith CNA program to others. “It prepares you for the real world,” says Jessica. “It’s a welcoming place and they really want you to succeed.” 

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