Nurse Aide / CNA


Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Nurse Aide Program is to provide the student with the fundamental building blocks of healthcare education to prepare students to take excellent care of patients in any healthcare setting and to successfully pass the SBON Nurse Aide Certification exam.

Program Learning Outcomes (Curriculum Maps)

A curriculum map is a graphical illustration of the relationship between a program’s courses and the program’s student learning outcomes. Curriculum maps at Aims Community College identify the program’s mission statement (red), program-learning goals (dark gray), and expected program student learning outcomes (light gray). In addition, Aims’ curriculum maps indicate where learning outcomes are introduced, reinforced, and mastered.


The Nurse Aide Certificate Program is intended for the individual who wants to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in long term or acute care. Skills obtained in the Nurse Aide program include:

Employment opportunities exist for:

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.

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide, which lists commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to succeed in a particular program or area of interest.

Continued full approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing