NURSE ASSISTING

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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 you do with your certificate?

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

NUA 1001 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills
NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

 

Program details

Approximate Cost: $1,026

(additional materials and book fees may apply)

This program qualifies for Financial Aid.

This program is eligible for Care Forward Colorado – meaning zero-cost to you! Learn more.

Part-Time Program Length: 2 months

Program START DATES

Fall 2023 Start Dates

Part-Time (Mon./Weds., 8 AM – 4 PM): 8/21/2023 and 10/16/2023
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 8 AM – 4 PM): 8/22/2023 and 10/17/2023
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 5 – 9 PM): 8/22/2023

Spring 2024 Start Dates

Part-Time (Mon./Weds., 8 AM – 4 PM): 1/3/2024, 3/11/2024, and 5/13/2024
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 8 AM – 4 PM): 1/4/2024, 3/12/2024, and 5/14/2024
Part-Time (Tues./Thurs., 5 – 9 PM): 4/9/2024

REQUIREMENTS

ALL applicants are required to submit:

  • Criminal background check
  • Drug test
  • Proof of vaccinations

Click here for a full list of disqualifying offenses.

PROGRAM CLINICAL CHECKLIST

ALL items below must be completed.

  • 10-panel drug screening
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Upload Basic Life Support (BLS) card issued by the American Heart Association
  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID. You can get your student ID at Treasury.
  • Sign up for Complio, which is part of American Databank, at emilygriffithtechnicalcollegecompliance.com
  • Click on the button for new users, as displayed below.
  • After completing the registration, select “Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen,” and follow the instructions. 
  • Submit/Upload a government-issued ID to NUA@emilygriffith.edu. This can be a state-issued driver’s license or identity card, social security card, United States passport, or an identification card issued by your country of origin. 
  • Request criminal background screening from Complio within 3 months of the first day of class. A background screening that is completed >3 months before the first day of class will not be accepted. Results of the background screening must be available in Complio prior to the first day of class to be accepted. 
  • The following link outlines disqualifying offenses: http://coloradostateplan.com/educator/health-science/nursing-background-check/
  • Complete the 10-panel drug screening that is ordered in the Bundle from Complio within 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A drug screening that is completed >2 weeks before the first day of class will not be accepted. You will not be allowed to begin class without results of a negative drug screening in Complio. Results of the drug screening will automatically be uploaded to the Complio tracking system.
  • Submit/Upload Tuberculosis screening (TB Test) to Complio. 
  • Any of the following are acceptable proof of a negative Tuberculosis screening:
    • Negative TB skin test, read 48-72 hours after placement, within the last 12 months. 
    • Negative blood test completed by either QuantiFERON Gold TB Test or T-Spot.
    • If you have a positive TB skin test, you must provide evidence of a negative TB Risk Assessment, supported by a negative chest x-ray within the past three years.
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines, administered 28 days apart, OR evidence of a reactive titer for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. If you receive results of a non-reactive titer, you will be required to get the 2-dose MMR vaccine series, prior to starting the program. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of two Varicella vaccines, administered 28 days apart, OR evidence of a reactive titer for Varicella. If you receive results of a non-reactive titer, you will be required to get the 2-dose Varicella vaccine series, prior to starting the program. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of one Tdap vaccine within the last 10 years.
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of three Hepatitis B vaccines, administered at least 4 weeks between dose 1 and 2, 8 weeks between dose 2 and 3, and 16 weeks between dose 1 and 3; OR evidence of a reactive titer for Hepatitis B. If you receive results of a non-reactive titer, you will be required to get the 3-dose Hepatitis B vaccine series, prior to starting the program. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of one current Influenza (Flu) vaccine, administered within the current respiratory season. Please be advised that Influenza vaccines are given based on the typical respiratory season, which occurs every year in the Fall. This means that every year in the Fall, you will be required to receive a new Influenza vaccine. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of at least one Bivalent Covid-19 vaccine, which became available after September 2, 2022 for individuals 12+ years of age.
  • Submit/Upload to Complio evidence of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Card for Healthcare Professionals. This is to show evidence that you have signed up for AND completed a Basic Life Support (BLS) Class for Healthcare Providers. BLS cards must be issued by the American Heart Association. A copy of your scheduled class will NOT be accepted as proof of training. 

Please make sure to keep a copy of all documentation for your own records. Many healthcare facilities will request similar documentation for employment purposes.

If you have any questions about this checklist, please email the Health Sciences Department at NUA@emilygriffith.edu.

Please submit this checklist, along with hard copies of your documentation at 1860 Lincoln Street Room 506, Denver CO 80203 or email a legible scan of documentation to NUA@emilygriffith.edu and include your HSA program in the subject line.

Student Identification

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID. You can get your student ID at Treasury.

Complio/American Databank

  • Sign up for Complio, which is part of American Databank, at emilygriffithtechnicalcollegecompliance.com
  • Click on the button for new users, as displayed below.
  • After completing the registration, select “Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen,” and follow the instructions. 

Government Issued Identification

  • Submit/Upload a government-issued ID to NUA@emilygriffith.edu. This can be a state-issued driver’s license or identity card, social security card, United States passport, or an identification card issued by your country of origin. 

Criminal Background Screening

  • Request criminal background screening from Complio within 3 months of the first day of class. A background screening that is completed >3 months before the first day of class will not be accepted. Results of the background screening must be available in Complio prior to the first day of class to be accepted. 
  • The following link outlines disqualifying offenses: http://coloradostateplan.com/educator/health-science/nursing-background-check/

10-Panel Drug Screening

  • Complete the 10-panel drug screening that is ordered in the Bundle from Complio within 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A drug screening that is completed >2 weeks before the first day of class will not be accepted. You will not be allowed to begin class without results of a negative drug screening in Complio. Results of the drug screening will automatically be uploaded to the Complio tracking system.

Tuberculosis Screening

  • Submit/Upload Tuberculosis screening (TB Test) to Complio. 
  • Any of the following are acceptable proof of a negative Tuberculosis screening:
    • Negative TB skin test, read 48-72 hours after placement, within the last 12 months. 
    • Negative blood test completed by either QuantiFERON Gold TB Test or T-Spot.
    • If you have a positive TB skin test, you must provide evidence of a negative TB Risk Assessment, supported by a negative chest x-ray within the past three years.

Vaccine Requirements

  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines, administered 28 days apart, OR evidence of a reactive titer for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. If you receive results of a non-reactive titer, you will be required to get the 2-dose MMR vaccine series, prior to starting the program. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of two Varicella vaccines, administered 28 days apart, OR evidence of a reactive titer for Varicella. If you receive results of a non-reactive titer, you will be required to get the 2-dose Varicella vaccine series, prior to starting the program. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of one Tdap vaccine within the last 10 years.
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of three Hepatitis B vaccines, administered at least 4 weeks between dose 1 and 2, 8 weeks between dose 2 and 3, and 16 weeks between dose 1 and 3; OR evidence of a reactive titer for Hepatitis B. If you receive results of a non-reactive titer, you will be required to get the 3-dose Hepatitis B vaccine series, prior to starting the program. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of one current Influenza (Flu) vaccine, administered within the current respiratory season. Please be advised that Influenza vaccines are given based on the typical respiratory season, which occurs every year in the Fall. This means that every year in the Fall, you will be required to receive a new Influenza vaccine. 
  • Email NUA@emilygriffith.edu evidence of at least one Bivalent Covid-19 vaccine, which became available after September 2, 2022 for individuals 12+ years of age.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals

  • Submit/Upload to Complio evidence of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Card for Healthcare Professionals. This is to show evidence that you have signed up for AND completed a Basic Life Support (BLS) Class for Healthcare Providers. BLS cards must be issued by the American Heart Association. A copy of your scheduled class will NOT be accepted as proof of training. 

Please make sure to keep a copy of all documentation for your own records. Many healthcare facilities will request similar documentation for employment purposes.

If you have any questions about this checklist, please email the Health Sciences Department at NUA@emilygriffith.edu.

Please submit this checklist, along with hard copies of your documentation at 1860 Lincoln Street Room 506, Denver CO 80203 or email a legible scan of documentation to NUA@emilygriffith.edu and include your HSA program in the subject line.

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