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Why Choose Compass?

  • COLORADO State Board of Nursing approved 

  • 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 who will help you pay for your class and get a job!

  • Skills videos for enrolled students

  • Regional STATE test site- you choose your date!

  • Skills packets to solidify important skill details

  • SEVERAL CLASS OPTIONS including: Fast Track Hybrid, Power Week and Traditional.

  • Consistently a higher state pass rate

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

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Class Sections:

Traditional: all in-class

A- Half-day (school day schedule)

Fast Track: 

hybrid, online & in-class

AH- Half-day (school day schedule)

BH- Evening 

CH- POWER Week- must have online work mostly completed before day.

Attendance & General Policies:

Be sure you are able to attend ALL class and clinical dates, we are not able to do refunds. We may not be able to move you to another section. In a documented emergency situation we will work with you for course completion. DO CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU FEEL SICK (COVID-19, etc.). We will reschedule your class section. 

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


Some requirements for students to attend clinicals may be suspended during COVID-19 precautions.

Ask about TB test.

Registration & 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

  • 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. Wiz-Quiz in Boulder will drug test Compass Nursing Arts students for only $25. Please note some students may be on a medication that may lead to a positive results initially. *Positive results may require second drug test. 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 

  • Documentation required BEFORE the 1st day of class: (please submit a week ahead if possible)

    • 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

    • Negative Drug Test Result

  • READING THE ENTIRE TEXTBOOK IS REQUIRED. Our textbook is also available on Audible. (Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care, The Basics, 5th Edition). 

  • For completion of the program a student must have 85% on the online portion (if Hybrid), at least 75% over ALL of the course content and at least 80% on the final exam. 

  • 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


Tuition:  $980

Tuition, textbook, skills videos, unlimited open lab practice (even after graduation).

Background check / Lab supplies: $95* 

Total Cost: $1075

*Check out Flash Sales for added discounts !

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

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