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Earn a Nurse Aide certificate in four weeks at Aims in Loveland

Submitted on: 11-01-2011

Students who are interested in starting a career in healthcare can take the first step at Aims Community College in Loveland. A four-week certificate program in Nurse Aide will be offered this spring semester through daytime or evening classes. Evening classes begin on Jan. 18 and run through Feb. 17. Day classes begin on March 21 and run through April 20.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the State Board of Nursing’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam. Having a CNA certification from the state is a pre-requisite for admission to most nursing programs.

“Many of our program graduates work as CNAs while they continue their education in pursuit of a degree in nursing or other related healthcare fields,” said Nurse Aide Program Coordinator Heather Brown.

After completing in-class coursework, students spend one week gaining clinical experience at a long-term care facility in the Loveland area.

Students interested in the program must attend an orientation prior to the start of class. Orientations are held at 8 a.m. on the following Mondays in Loveland: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13 and March 5.

The Aims Nurse Aide program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. For more information about the Aims Nurse Aide program in Loveland, Greeley or Fort Lupton, call 970-339-6653 or visit www.aims.edu.



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