Nurse Aide / CNA

Kendra Merriott
Allied Health Program Coordinator
(970) 339-6218


The Nurse Aide Certificate Program is intended for the individual desiring to work as a CNA in long term or acute care. Skills obtained in the Nurse Aide Program include:

  • Nurse Aide Flyer
    Obtain vital signs
  • Perform non-invasive monitoring as directed by the RN or LPN
  • Observe for and report to the RN  or LPN unexpected situations
  • Express needs and changes in the  resident’s condition
  • Feed and assist residents with  nutritional intake and follow dietary restrictions
  • Assist residents with hygiene and grooming needs
  • Transfer and assist residents with ambulation and mobility needs
  • Reapply cannula and oxygen masks for residents already receiving oxygen therapy
  • Utilize assistive devices, transfer aides, and other equipment safely 

Employment opportunities exist for:

  • The state-certified nursing assistant in long-term care
  • Home-health care
  • Nursing home and residential care
  • Local opportunities also exist for employment in hospitals

The Nurse Aide Program is also useful for people wanting to have employable skills while preparing for nursing or other health careers. Employment opportunities require a current State of Colorado Nurse Aide Certification.

Certification Test Pass Rates for Aims Graduates

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.