Why Choose Compass?

  • State Board of Nursing approved for 75 hours OR for issues not related to safety for clinical attendance, we can extend the course to 85 hours to help students who need more time

  • Highly qualified /experienced nurse instructors

  • Quality manual blood pressure kits for checkout

  • Easy to find location  take I25 to HWY 7 (Baseline Rd)

  • Open Skills lab (Nurse instructed) until you pass your state exam

  • Employer sponsors

  • Skills videos for enrolled students

  • Regional test site

  • POWER SECTION C class- Full days

  • Skills packets to solidify important skill details

  • Fast Track Hybrid class option (Start class online, before in-class and clinicals)

  • Consistently a higher state pass rate

  • One more thing...    We CARE about our students!

Total Cost:  

Tuition with textbook, skills videos, unlimited open lab practice (even after graduation): $980

Background Check /Lab supplies $95

Drug screen free for enrolled students.


Please Note: To become certified through the state of Colorado, you will need to take the state exam. Pearson Vue charges $135. We are a regional test site, so you can choose to test at Compass if you prefer.

Attendance and general policies:

Be sure you are able to attend ALL class and clinical dates, we are not able to do refunds. We may be able to move you to another section with notice of at least 4 business days prior to the start of this class. There will be a $50 transfer fee to transfer out or to another section.

Payment for the balance of $725 is due BEFORE the first day of class.


POWER Classes:

These are our most accelerated classes that may be challenging for some students.

Fast Track Power classes often finish in just 2 weeks of full day classes (10 sessions). 

Homework is required part of all our classes.

In the Fast Track Hybrid class, all online work (~ 30 hours) MUST be completed 1 day prior to the in-class portion start date. Failure to do so will cause a student to be dropped from the class. 

Admission & Graduation Requirements:

  • Speak, write, and read English (no translation devices allowed).

  • At least 16 years old at the time of graduation

  • Uniform: For clinical: solid blue scrub top with matching blue pants or black scrub pants (any shade of blue is okay). For class any scrub top and pants of any color or pattern is okay. Please wear scrubs starting on day one of class.

  • Watch with a second hand

  • During the class we will run a background check. If you believe you may have a misdemeanor or felony on your record, contact us to discuss with the program coordinator before registering and paying for the course. We can run the background check before you pay tuition if requested.

  • Required Drug Screening:Students can get a drug test at any reputable drug testing location or facility. For no additional cost to the enrolled student, Wiz-Quiz in Boulder will drug test Compass Nursing Arts students. The student will need to present a voucher which will be emailed to the student about a week before the class starts. This *initial drug test is covered as part of your enrollment. Please note some students may be on a medication that may lead to a positive results initially. *Positive results may require another drug test or further lab testing at the student's expense. We have never yet, had a student not qualify for clinical when needing to do the second tier of testing. There are no guarantees on results, and a positive test could prevent a student from attending clinical. Most, if not all healthcare agencies and facilities will require a drug test result that is negative prior to employment. We feel this requirement prepares our students for working, and supporting our goal of promoting patient safety. For questions about drug testing, contact Wiz -Quiz in Boulder (737 29th St, Boulder, CO 80301)  by phone 720-975-4114, or email wizquizboulder@gmail.com. 

  • Documentation required by the 1st day of class:

    • Flu vaccination in flu season (~Oct-April)

    • Negative TB test​ PPD (a 2-step process and will take at least 2 plus days to get a result), blood test, or negative chest X-ray report

  • Must do all of the course work with a passing grade and be present for all classes (or with approved make-up) and clinical dates.

  • Must follow class rules: No cell phone use in class except on breaks. No cell phones allowed in the clinical setting. Clean language and respectful behavior is required in all situations. For more information about our policies and rules please email start@compasscna.com.

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