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CNA course Admission and Requirements

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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, clinicals at a LTCF. Included with the course is an optional OPEN LAB SKILL Practice date(s) held course after graduation and prior to state testing. Students can sign up for an Open LAB SKILL dates 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. 

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PLEASE NOTE:  COVID vaccination record will be required to attend clinicals.  Vaccine booster(s) is required. Please contact us prior to enrollment if you have any questions or concerns email:

or call 303-484-9650.

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The textbook is also available on Audible for the student who would like to listen to the book, while also reading the book.

Suggestions for learners who think they may struggle:
 Register for the all-in person class, section A.
Order or pick up your textbook and folder at least a week before class. Our textbook is available on Amazon or you can pick it up from the school in advance of your class so you can study the vocabulary section. The textbook is included with tuition for those who pick it up.

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