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NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING

Now is the Time to Join this Exciting Career Field


Skilled nursing facilities and hospitals require a nurse aide to be certified for employment. In addition, most college nursing programs require completion of a nurse aide course prior to acceptance into a nursing program. Columbine Health Systems offers an exceptional education training to become a CNA (certified nursing assistant).

Instruction includes basic nursing assistant procedures, skills, restorative services, general household activities, patient care, safety, and emergency care. Students gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in working with patients of all ages, in both wellness and illness, issues of mental health, patient rights, and patient/family interactions.

The cost of our Nursing Assistant training program is $880 plus book cost, and processing fees, made payable to the Geriatric Education Centre via RegOnline. Once you complete the course, you will need to register for your state test and make payment in the amount of $123.00 to the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Your instructor will be available to guide you through this process. Tuition reimbursement is available if hired and employed for a period of time by one of the Columbine Health Systems' facilities. The following class options are available:
Full-time Day Classes: These classes are held Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for 9 consecutive days, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience the following week in one of the Columbine facilities.
Part-time Evening Classes: These classes are held evenings from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm for a total of 9 weeks, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience.
Part-time Classes: These classes are held on Fridays from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm for 9 consecutive Fridays, then include 2 ½ days of clinical experience.
Half-day Classes: These classes are held various days a week from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm for 9 consecutive weeks, followed by 2 ½ days of clinical experience.

Please click on the Class Schedule link below for specific dates for each class, enrollment opens 3 months prior to the beginning of each class.

A $5.00 charge will be processed to your account if you request a course date change.

To apply for the training program, please review the training checklist and policies that describe the requirements to attend the course, and complete the online application. Due to the limited number of spots in each class, prospective students are not guaranteed a seat until all requirements have been met. This includes completing the enrollment application, submitting an approved criminal background check and payment of tuition in full.

For additional questions, contact Columbine Health Systems Human Resources department at 970-492-6230.

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Geriatric Education Centre

802 W. Drake Road, Suite 137
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Phone: 970-492-6230
Fax: 970-494-6456

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Provide direct resident care supervised by the Staff Development Coordinator and other nursing personnel. Assist in maintaining a positive physical, social, and psychosocial environment for the residents.

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Step 1: The prospective student will apply for admission to the program by submitting a completed application to Columbine Health Systems Human Resources Department. All classroom instruction, lectures, materials, text books, quizzes, and tests are provided in English. In order to be successful, students must be able to read, write, comprehend, and speak English fluently.


Step 2: The prospective student must obtain a criminal background check and submit to Columbine Health Systems Human Resources Department prior to being considered for placement in a program. (Background check is only valid for 3 months.)


Step 3: The prospective student must obtain a TB skin test and/or Chest X-ray and submit results to Columbine Health Systems Human Resources Department prior to being considered for placement in a program.


Step 4: Proof of current influenza vaccination (October 1–March 31).


Step 5: Tuition will be processed following confirmation of application and approval of background check. No payment plans are accepted. Reimbursement of fees is as follows:

Cancellation from the program 7 or more business days before the start of the class will result in full tuition reimbursement minus a $50.00 administrative processing fee.

Cancellation within 6 business days of the start of the class will result in full tuition reimbursement minus a $75.00 cancellation fee and a $50.00 administrative processing fee.

Beginning  with the first day of class, no reimbursement of funds will be given, regardless of reason for class termination.


Step 6: The student will ensure they have the proper attire for clinical days or attendance at clinicals will not be allowed. Proper attire includes:

Close-toed shoes
Forest-green scrubs (one set provided)
Gait belt (provided)
Name tag (provided)


Full Time Day Classes (20 students maximum)
Class #
 Dates
260  October 17 – October 27, 2016
 (clinicals October 31-November 2)
261  October 31 – November 10, 2016
 (clinicals November 14-16)
262  November 14 – November 28, 2016
 (clinicals November 29-December 1)
263  November 29 – December 9, 2016
 (clinicals December 12-14)
264  December 12 – December 22, 2016
 (clinicals December 27-29)
265  December 26 – January 5, 2017
 (clinicals January 9-11)  CLASS FULL
266  January 9 – January 19, 2017
 (clinicals January 23-25)
267  January 23 – February 2, 2017
 (clinicals February 6-8)
268  February 6 – February 16, 2017
 (clinicals February 20-22)
269  February 20 – March 2, 2017
 (clinicals March 6-8)
270  March 6 – March 16, 2017
 (clinicals March 20-22)
271  March 20 – March 30, 2017
 (clinicals April 3-5)
272  April 3 – April 13, 2017
 (clinicals April 17-19)
273  April 17 – May 27, 2017
 (clinicals May 1-3)
274  May 1 – May 11, 2017
 (clinicals May 15-17)
275  May 15 – May 25, 2017
 (clinicals May 30-June 1)
276  May 30 – June 9, 2017
 (clinicals June 12-14)
277  June 12 – June 22, 2017
 (clinicals June 26-28)
278  June 26 – July 7, 2017
 (clinicals July 10-12)
279  July 10 – July 20, 2017
 (clinicals July 24-26)
280  July 24 – August 3, 2017
 (clinicals August 7-9)
281  August 7 – August 17, 2017
 (clinicals August 21-23)
282  August 21 – August 31, 2017
 (clinicals September 5-7)
283  September 5 – September 15, 2017
 (clinicals September 18-20)
284  September 18 – September 28, 2017
 (clinicals October 2-4)
285  October 2 – October 12, 2017
 (clinicals October 16-18)
286  October 16 – October 26, 2017
 (clinicals October 30-November 1)
287  October 30 – November 9, 2017
 (clinicals November 13-15)
288  November 13 – November 24, 2017
 (clinicals November 27-29)
289  November 27 – December 7, 2017
 (clinicals December 11-13)
290  December 11 – December 21, 2017
 (clinicals December 27-29)
291  December 26 – January 5, 2018
 (clinicals January 8-10)
Class Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon – Fri
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change

Part Time Evening Classes (10 students maximum)
Class #
Dates
E23  May 1 – July 3, 2016 (Mon / Fri)
 (clinicals July 7 – July 9) (Fri – Sun)
E24  July 17 – November 20, 2017(Mon)
 (clinicals Nov 27 – Dec 3) (Mon, Sat, Sun)
Class Times: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change

Part Time Classes (10 students maximum)
Class #
Dates
Part Time 3  January 6 – February 24, 2017
 (clinicals March 3 – 17)
Part Time 4  March 24 – May 17, 2017
 (clinicals May 26 – June 9)
Part Time 5  June 16 – August 11, 2017
 (clinicals August 18 – September 1)
Part Time 6  September 8 – November 3, 2017
 (clinicals November 10 – November 24)
Class Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change