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Course Description

Nurse aide training program approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing (80 hours).  Focused on the nursing assistant role as it applies to resident/ patient care. Topics include communication, emergency/ first aid, infection prevention/ control, holistic care, promotion of independence, resident rights, death and dying care, body systems and conditions, observation, reporting to the nurse, dementia/ Alzheimers care, basic nursing personal care skills, nutrition and hydration, vital signs (including manual BP), rehabilitation care, skills demonstration/videos for state tested skills, onsite labs, hands-on clinical simulation preparation with LTCF equipment. Included with the course is an optional OPEN LAB SKILL date(s) held after graduation and prior to state testing. Currently a PPE/ Instructor lab fee will be necessary (only $10) to offset additional costs due to COVID-19. Students can sign up for an Open LAB SKILL date when they become available by going to our registration page. Please note that OPEN LAB SKILL dates are only offered to graduates of Compass Nursing Arts. Do not sign up unless you are a student who has graduated from our program. (Sorry there are no refunds).

Options for CNA Course Completion:  


5 hour classes except *CLINICAL SIMULATION (6.5hrs during COVID-19. *ADD one more hour of class on clinical simulation days).

6 days for FT Hybrid (part online), 10 days for Traditional sec. A 

For the Fast Track: Hybrid (AH, BH, CH:


AH: T,W,TH, 8:30-1:40pm

(school day schedule)


T,W,TH, 5p-10:10pm 

CH: Full week (6 days)

(must complete most of online prior to day 1)

Traditional: (all in class & homework, NO ONLINE)

A: M-F, 8:30-1:40pm (school day schedule)

Homework prior to class required. 


Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing!

*Completion of this course qualifies you for the NNAAP exam.


Apply for your temporary CNA license at

Go to "apply for a new initial license", create login, "apply for a new license", they are at the top of the page under Temporary Healthcare applications, scroll to the app you need and apply!

OPEN LAB SIGN UP TO REVIEW SKILLS ($10 COVID-19 FEE). Open labs are only for students who have graduated from Compass Nursing Arts. If a lab is full, check back we will opening up more labs as needed.


Choose infacility (requires code) or Regional (no code required)


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Employer Sponsor:

Looking to get some of your tuition paid for?

(must be able to commit to at least a year of employment in LTCF or Home Health)

* Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to you class start date. 

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CHOOSE Supplemental CNA Class options Below!

EKG Basics HYBRID, 14 CEUS, $125, The cost includes Textbook and Calipers, 
Start online, schedule the lab session after online, Get a job in the hospital!
EKG Arrhythmias HYBRID, 8 CEUS, $75 *Prerequisite is EKG Basics, 
Start online, schedule the lab session after online, (use the same textbook and calipers from EKG Basics course).
PEDIATRIC PLUS: 8 CEUS, $75 online, plus lab and class, for next onsite date, Saturday, 9am-1pm please contact us!
EnCompassed Care Certification: $50, 4 CEUs lab/class onsite, (2 more CEUS-free online).

108 West Baseline Road

Lafayette, CO 80026



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