CNA Training in Colorado

by Maria Pavel on March 24, 2011

If you are in Colorado and looking for an opportunity that can last you a life time, then you should look into becoming a CNA. There are plenty of openings available in care facilities, nursing homes, and Alzheimer’s Units around the state for qualified CNA’s. In fact, the Colorado Department of Labor has estimated that CNA job opportunities are on the rise and will continue to grow upwards of 29% over the next few years. With an average hourly rate of $12.65, this could be just the career you are looking for.

In order to become a qualified CNA in Colorado, you will need to complete a Nurses Aid training program that is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and pass the qualification exam that Pearson Vue administers. If you have already passed your qualification exams out of state, you are still required to take the exam administered by Pearson Vue, but you won’t have to worry about the Nurses Aid training as long as the Colorado Board of Nursing recognizes the institution that you took your training through. You can check with the Nursing Board to make sure that your training is accepted in the state of Colorado.

There are plenty of ways to become certified in the state of Colorado, and there are even high school classes available to start your training out if students are looking to get into the nursing field. You can also find facilities that are willing to offer free training or pay for your tuition after you have completed their hiring program, and can show that you are a valued employee. Becoming a CNA is one of the first steps to becoming a full-fledged Medical Assistant in Colorado and is a great way to get your foot in the door.

If you are truly interested in stepping into the medical profession, then taking your CNA training can definitely prepare you for a rewarding career choice. Once you are a registered CNA, you can look forward to taking additional classes and advancing through the medical field of nursing to make more money and give back to the community.

There is nothing like the feeling of going home after a hard day’s work, knowing that you made people’s lives better, and that is the type of person that the Colorado Board of Nursing is looking for.

For more information you can contact:

Aims Community College, Greeley

Beo Nurse Aide Training Program, Colorado Springs

Bollman Technical Education Center, Thornton

Boulder Technical Education Center, Boulder

Emily Griffith Opportunity School- Nurse Aide, Denver

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