For those interested in entering the healthcare sector, they can think about beginning a career as a certified nursing aide (CNA). By tending to patients' basic care needs and assisting higher level Registered Nurses, CNAs learn about nursing from the ground up. In Colorado, CNAs can bring home as much as $30,000 a year, which is about $7,000 more than the national average, per Salary.com, which uses figures from Denver.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Colorado

It can feel overwhelming to choose from the many CNA educational available programs in Colorado. Small class sizes, graduation rate, and experience of instructors are just some things to consider. Certified Nursing Aide programs, which are commonly called Certified Nurse Assistants in other states, are offered at CNA-specific institutions, community colleges, and vocational schools. Check out our CNA Training Programs Admissions page to learn more about what is needed to apply.

  • Program Length: Due to high demand, some Colorado programs offer CNA instructional programs in an intense, two-week format. Most programs, however, are 3 to 10 weeks in length. Instruction includes time in the classroom and time in a clinical setting.
  • Program Cost: Because they are priced to immediately launch a student's career upon completion, most CNA offerings cost only $1,500. (Additional fees may be required.) Applicants in need may apply for scholarships. Others can opt to work at certain nursing homes, which will cover tuition costs for agreeing to work at their facility for a certain stretch of time.
  • Board Approved Programs: Completing a CNA program at an approved school is a must in order to find suitable employment. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies oversees the Board of Nursing and its licensing services, policies and regulations. To comply with state guidelines, learn more about CNA certification requirements in Colorado.
  • Online/In-Person Options: To date, the State of Colorado does not recognize online CNA coursework. This is because CNA work is primarily face-to-face and requires less theoretical learning. Most CNA programs in Colorado, however, offer year-round enrollment, accelerated formats, part or full-time schedules and evening, weekend, and day time classes.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Colorado

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Colorado, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Colorado Springs, CO

SchoolContact Information
Beo Personal Care
CNA Programs
5055 Mark Dabling Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 385-0200
Centura Health
CNA Programs
3030 N Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 776-4100
Colorado CNA Academy
CNA Programs
2790 N Academy Blvd Suite 238
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
(303) 862-8941
IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs
CNA Programs
2315 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 632-7626
MGA Academy Inc.
CNA Programs
1355 Garden of the Gods Rd #150
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 418-7813
Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado, Inc. (NTSOC)
CNA Programs
1130 W Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 574-5562
The Independence Center
CNA Programs
729 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 471-8181

Delta, CO

SchoolContact Information
Technical College of the Rockies
CNA Programs
1765 US-50
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-7671

Denver, CO

SchoolContact Information
Community College of Aurora
CNA Programs
710 Alton Way
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 340-7093
Community College Of Denver
CNA Programs
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 556-2600
Emily Griffith Technical College
CNA Programs
1860 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 423-4702

Fort Collins, CO

SchoolContact Information
Columbine Health Systems
CNA Programs
802 W Drake Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 482-0198

Grand Junction, CO

SchoolContact Information
Western Colorado Area Health
CNA Programs
2938b North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 434-5474
Western Colorado Community College
CNA Programs
2508 Blichmann Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 255-2600

Greeley, CO

SchoolContact Information
Aims Community College
CNA Programs
5401 20th St
Greeley, CO 80634
(970) 330-8008

Lakewood, CO

SchoolContact Information
Red Rocks Community College
CNA Programs
13300 W 6th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228
(303) 914-6600

Littleton, CO

SchoolContact Information
Arapahoe Community College
CNA Programs
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 797-4222

Northglenn, CO

SchoolContact Information
Northern Colorado Training Institute, Inc.
CNA Programs
10190 Bannock St #100
Northglenn, CO 80260
(800) 276-0274

Pueblo, CO

SchoolContact Information
Pueblo Community College
CNA Programs
900 W Orman Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 549-3200

Rangely, CO

SchoolContact Information
Colorado Northwestern Community College
CNA Programs
500 Kennedy Dr
Rangely, CO 81648
(970) 675-2261

Westminster, CO

SchoolContact Information
Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts
CNA Programs
5005 W 81st Pl #203
Westminster, CO 80031
(720) 470-6563
Front Range Community College
CNA Programs
3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5000

Wheat Ridge, CO

SchoolContact Information
Metro Life Medical Education
CNA Programs
6990 W 38th Ave Suite 100B
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(720) 292-3203

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