CNA Classes in Colorado
In order to enroll in a CNA
training program in Colorado, a person does not need to have a high school diploma, nor do they have to have a GED,
although it is highly recommended. Training is provided in a number of facilities, including nursing facilities,
community colleges, and private colleges. If an applicant chooses to study in a nursing facility, they will have to
undergo a series of blood tests to make sure they are immune to certain types of diseases. This is to protect both
the student and the potential patients in their care. Submission to a criminal background check is a must, and no
previous records of either abuse of a patient or neglect of a patient can be had.
The state of Colorado mandates
that CNA training programs consist of a minimum of seventy-five (75) hours of training, although most training
programs have at least eighty (80) hours of training. The programs all consist of classroom instruction, and hands
on or clinical training that is usually done in a nursing facility. The clinical portion of instruction is
generally supervised by a registered nurse. Students must pass their program of choice in order to be eligible to
take the states certification examination.
All of the programs of training in Colorado cover at
minimum in their training, things such as emergency care, medical assisting training, assisting patients with
everyday care needs, infection control and protection, among other things.
The total cost of a training
program could range from $1000 to $2000, however there are some programs which will offset their fees if the
applicant agrees to work for a set amount of time. This also provides for additional hands on