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. 

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.

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
$934
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
6 Weeks
Program length
1/05/2021
Next Start Date
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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: 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.
EMILY’S STORIES


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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