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Knowledge and skills are taught through interactive classes, hands-on instruction in the lab, self-learning in homework assignments/readings, and real care of residents at the clinical site and online instruction in our Hybrid sections. Students will be tested on knowledge through quizzes, multiple choice exams, short answer tests, writing assignments, and the demonstration of skills both in the lab and at the clinical site including a Mock Skills Exam.


Upon completion of the course, the student may opt to take the board of nursing exam to achieve certification to be a nurse aid thereby becoming a CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA)

CNA Fast Track Hybrid Program

General Policies

Compass Nursing Arts is a non-discriminatory organization as guaranteed in Federal & Colorado State law.

Students MUST:

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the time they graduate

  • Have a valid social security number

  • Complete all registration paperwork and pass any tests or checks

REQUIRED Registration Paperwork:

  • Background Check Form: Students are required to disclose issues to the program coordinator about any and ALL charges or convictions that may be present before the background check is run. An addendum for more information may be requested by the program at anytime.

  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test or  Clear X-Ray report, and Influenza vaccination during flu season.

  • Self-Assessment Test for Essential Functions Criteria: Completed and Signed

  • Pass the English/Literacy Test: *free ESL Healthcare Terminology course is available for those that do not pass*

  • Paid for the Course

  • Completed Drug Screening: A drug screening will need to be completed before the start of clinical sessions. A student must have an acceptable drug screen in order to be able to complete the course.

*Students may not begin course work until all documentation is signed, completed, and received by Compass Nursing Arts.*

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