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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.

In order to maintain a high quality training program for our students the cost of the course will be increasing September 1, 2016 to $800. Until September 1st, the cost of the Nursing Assistant Training Program is $550.00 plus registration, 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 8:00 am – 4:30 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 2 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
252 June 27 – July 8, 2016
(clinicals July 11-13)  CLASS FULL
253 July 11 – July 21, 2016
(clinicals July 25-27)  CLASS FULL
254 July 25 – August 4, 2016
(clinicals August 8, 10, 11)  CLASS FULL
255 August 8 – August 18, 2016
(clinicals August 22-24)  CLASS FULL
256 August 22 – September 1, 2016
(clinicals September 6-8)
257 September 6 – September 16, 2016
(clinicals September 19-21)
258 September 19 – September 29, 2016
(clinicals October 5-7)
259 October 3 – October 13, 2016
(clinicals October 17-19)
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 Times: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 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
E14 October 19 – December 22, 2015
(clinicals Jan 9, 10) (Mon, Tues)
E15 August 10 – October 12, 2015
(clinicals Oct 13, 19, 20) (Mon, Tues)
E17 January 4 – March 7, 2016
(clinicals Mar 9, 14, 16) (Mon, Wed)
E18 January 5 – March 8, 2016
(clinicals Mar 10, 15, 17) (Tues, Thurs)
E19 March 23 – May 18, 2016
(clinicals May 19, 25, 26) (Wed, Thurs)
E20 May 31 – June 23, 2016
(clinicals June 24, 25, 26) (Mon-Fri)
E21 June 27 – July 21, 2016
(clinicals July 22, 23, 24) (Mon-Fri)
E22 August 1 – October 3, 2016
(clinicals Oct 4, 10, 11) (Mon, Tues)
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 2 March 18 – May 13, 2016
(clinicals May 20, 27, June 3)
Class Times: 8:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change

1/2 Day Classes (10 students maximum)
Class #
Dates
1/2 Day 1 January 4 – March 2, 2016
(clinicals Mar 7, 9, 14) (Mon, Wed)
1/2 Day 2 March 16 – May 12, 2016
(clinicals May 18, 19, 25) (Wed, Thurs)
1/2 Day 3 May 31 – July 28, 2016
(clinicals August 2, 4, 9) (Tues, Thurs)
1/2 Day 4 August 15 – September 26, 2016
(clinicals Sept 29, 30, Oct 3) (Mon, Wed, Fri)
1/2 Day 5 October 10 – November 21, 2016
(clinicals Nov 23, 28, 30) (Mon, Wed, Fri)
1/2 Day 6 December 2 – December 27, 2016
(clinicals Dec 28, 29, 30) (Mon-Fri)
Class Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Clinicals: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2 ½ days) times & days are subject to change