Nurse Assisting : Emily Griffith Technical College

Nurse Assisting

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Interested in a career where you can take care of others? Get started in the healthcare industry by becoming a CNA! 

What’s a CNA? CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. A CNA’s role is to provide basic care to patients, take vital signs, and assist patients in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own. CNAs typically report to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Registered Nurses (RNs) and provide a wide range of personal and nursing care. 

In the Emily Griffith Nurse Assisting program, you’ll gain the skills you need to quickly start in an in-demand career. Our part-time program is offered in both the daytime and evening, so you can fit classes into your schedule. 

Get certified: The Emily Griffith Nurse Assisting program meets the Colorado OBRA certification requirements and is approved by the State Board of Nursing; so you’ll be ready to take the state certification exam once you complete our program. 

Clinical placement: Complete a clinical internship in a real-world health care setting and gain vital experience. You will be required to complete 32 clinical internship hours in order to complete the program.

Facilities: Practice your skills in our Nurse Assisting lab that looks and feels like a real health care facility!

Want more information? Get the Nurse Assisting Program Flyer and the Nurse Assisting Program Checklist.

Important: In order to register for this program, you will need to complete a criminal background check, a drug test and show proof of vaccinations. Review the program checklist for more details.

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

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Nurse Assisting program go on to work as CNAs at:

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

Many graduates from our Nurse Assisting program continue their careers by becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), or by taking on other roles in healthcare. 

Health & Wellness
$975
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
8 Weeks
Program length
8/16/2021
Next Start Date
8/16/21, 8/17/21, 10/11/21, 10/12/21, 1/4/22, 1/5/22, 3/7/22, 3/8/22, 4/6/22, 5/9/22, 5/10/22
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 4
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience 1
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 01/04/2022
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 01/04/2022
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 01/04/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 03/07/2022
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 03/07/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 03/08/2022
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 03/08/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 04/06/2022
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 05/09/2022
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 05/09/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 05/10/2022
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 05/10/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 08/17/2021
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 08/16/2021
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 08/16/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 08/17/2021
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 08/17/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 10/11/2021
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 10/11/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 10/12/2021
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: 10/12/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 02/22/2022
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 02/22/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 03/14/2022
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 02/14/2022
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 02/14/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 04/25/2022
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 04/25/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 04/25/2022
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 04/25/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 06/20/2022
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 06/20/2022
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 06/20/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 06/20/2022
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 06/20/2022
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 10/25/2021
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 09/27/2021
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 09/27/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 09/27/2021
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 09/27/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 12/06/2021
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 12/06/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 11/29/2021
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: 11/29/2021
Instructor: Laura Mikkelsen
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
EMILY’S STORIES


"Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience."

Chansoth Sen is a recent graduate of our English and Cosmetology programs. Chansoth first moved to the US in 2009 from Cambodia and came to Emily Griffith to improve her English. “My English was very bad when I started school and I was shy when I have to speak,” she explains. 

She worked her way through English classes and then began working on her certificate in Cosmetology. Chansoth worked closely with our ELA and Career Services navigation team to plan and achieve her academic and career goals. She plans to work in a salon to gain experience until she can open her own salon here and in Cambodia. 

Chansoth encourages others to come study at Emily Griffith. “You are never too late to go to school and become who you want to be. If you work hard, you can accomplish all of your goals. Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience.”

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