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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, on-site labs, hands-on clinicals. Included with the course is an optional OPEN LAB SKILL date(s) held after graduation and prior to state testing. 

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). Starting in June we will return to clinical sites in a LTCF, shifts will be 8 hours.

AH: M,T,W, 8:30-1:40pm

(morning and online)

BH:(evening and online)

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: morning, NO ONLINE

Plan on a lot of Homework!

CLICK HERE to SEE UPCOMING Course start DATES OR to pay Deposit or Tuition Balance Due ($725) 

PLEASE NOTE: We are starting back to clinicals onsite in LTCFs. COVID vaccination record will be required to attend clinicals. Please contact us prior to enrollment if you have any questions or concerns.
Colorado NA Handbook Link
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OPEN LAB SIGN UP (3hrs, instructed)  


Open labs are only for students who have graduated from Compass Nursing Arts


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


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Up-to-date CNA licensing expiration info

Located in Lafayette


108 West Baseline Road

Lafayette, CO 80026

Looking to get some help with tuition cost?Employer Sponsors:

(must be able to commit to at least 6 months to 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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Balfour is now sponsoring several students each month for the cost of CNA training. They have locations in Louisville, Longmont, and Denver. To apply for a Balfour sponsorship, please click the link above and indicate Balfour.
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