Are you interested in a healthcare career but not quite sure where to start? The nurse aide certificate program at Aims is a great way to learn an in-demand healthcare role in just four weeks.
Nurse aides help nurses deliver quality and compassionate patient care in a hospital, home healthcare or long-term care setting. With lectures, labs and a 30-hour clinical rotation, the nurse aide certificate program prepares you to take the NNAAP Nurse Aide Certification exam administered by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Passing this exam qualifies you to work as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in a variety of healthcare settings.
“Our instructors in the Nurse Aide program have a passion for quality and caring and giving to someone else. It really warms our heart to be able to pass that onto students and teach that to future generations of healthcare people.” --Shelly Powell, Aims nurse aide instructor and department chair
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a CNA in Colorado earns an average of $27,370 per year. The Aims nurse aide certificate program also offers an excellent opportunity to prepare for other healthcare careers, including nursing, radiologic technology, clinical medical assisting and surgical technology.
To accommodate students with varied schedules, day and evening program options are available, along with a hybrid online and lab option.