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 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. 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 

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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.
Health & Wellness
$934
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
2 Months
Part Time
Program length
8/22/2022
Next Start Date
8/23/22, 10/24/22, 10/25/22, 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: 01/09/2023
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
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: 08/23/2022
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: 08/22/2022
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
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: 08/23/2022
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 02/13/2023
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 04/24/2023
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 04/24/2023
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
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: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 06/20/2023
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 11/01/2022
Instructor: Michele Schnoor
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 10/03/2022
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 10/03/2022
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 12/05/2022
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

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

Start Date: 12/05/2022
Instructor: Mik Mikkelsen
EMILY’S STORIES


“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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