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.

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.
Health & Wellness
$934
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
2 Months
Part Time
Program length
10/24/2022
Next Start Date
10/25/22, 11/28/22, 1/3/23, 1/9/23, 1/10/23, 3/6/23, 3/7/23, 4/18/23, 5/8/23, 5/9/23
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
NUA 1001 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 4
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience 1
NUA 1001 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: 11/28/2022
Instructor: Crystal Thomas
NUA 1001 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: 01/09/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 1001 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: 01/10/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 03/06/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 03/07/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 04/18/2023
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 1001 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: 05/08/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 10/24/2022
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1001 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: 10/25/2022
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 03/06/2023
Instructor: Crystal Thomas
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 02/13/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 03/14/2023
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 02/21/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 04/24/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 04/24/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 06/27/2023
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 06/20/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 06/20/2023
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 12/05/2022
Instructor: Lauren Law
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 12/05/2022
Instructor: Lauren Law
EMILY’S STORIES


"It has been my desire to succeed in life and I believe that having a good education is the foundation of good success."

Lillian is a graduate of our HSE program. Lillian is originally from Nigeria and came to Denver in 2016. She came to Emily Griffith to continue her education. The GED program was her starting point and her goal was to then continue to CNA and then LPN and from there additional training in nursing if she has the chance.

Lillian says her husband encouraged her and helped explain concepts. Laura Blom gave her textbooks to practice reading, Martha in the SSC was really helpful as well. Lilian used the SSC to get help with math questions and Martha would help her out, and Laura was always there and she approached her on breaks to ask questions. The encouragement she received was really important to staying positive and ultimately achieving her goal.

Lillian passed her GED and she is now preparing to apply to the CNA program! “It has been my desire to succeed in life and I believe that having a good education is the foundation of good success,” says Lillian. “I would like to thank Laura, and Emily Griffith for showing me the way and for providing me the opportunity to achieve one of my goals.”

Congratulations Lillian! 

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