Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

  • Students learn effective skills to interact competently with clients, including sensitivity to clients’ emotional, social, and mental health needs, as well as appropriate documentation of clients’ health assessment, physical condition, and overall well-being. Skills must meet requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Students will be required to pass a background check and drug screening.

    Grades: 11-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Life Science)

    Certifications: Certified Nurse Aide

     

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Certification

  • After successfully completing the Certified Nurse Aide course, students are eligible to apply for and test for the State CNA Exam (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program - NNAAP). The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program is an examination program designed to determine minimal competency to become a certified nurse aide in Colorado. Pearson VUE is the authorized administrator of the NNAAP in Colorado.

    The NNAAP Examination is made up of both a Written examination and a Skills evaluation.  Both parts are administered on the same day and applicants must pass (with a Satisfactory score) both parts in order to be certified and listed on the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry.

    Important: You must not log into the new system until you receive an email containing your login ID, a web link to activate your account and an account authorization code. You will only receive this email after your training program uploads your training program completion date.

    Step-by-Step:

  • Eligibility

    The CCIC CNA Program Coordinator will submit your information to Pearson Vue verifying completion of a state-approved training program.  To be eligible for the Colorado State exam, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Earn a cumulative 70% in the CNA class.
    • Complete the written CNA course exam and final skills check-off.
    • Complete 16 hours of clinicals.
    • Maintain a 90% attendance rate.

    This allows you to follow the (E1) eligibility route to test as a New Nurse Aide.

    Important: You must not log into the new system until you receive an email containing your login ID, a web link to activate your account and an account authorization code. You will only receive this email after your training program uploads your training program completion date.

  • Pearson Vue Account

    Once the CNA Program Coordinator submits the roster to Pearson Vue, students will receive an email. This email will contain a login ID, a weblink to activate a Pearson Vue account and an account authorization code.

  • Register & Schedule

    After creating an account, you can register and schedule your nurse aide exam(s) online. Click on this link, Step by Step Instructions, to assist in completing the Colorado Nurse Aide online registration. Information required: Social Security Number, one valid phone number and a valid email address. Applicants must pass the nurse aide exam within two (2) years (24 months) after Pearson Vue receives the application.

     

  • Fee

    The exam fee for both the Written examination and Skills evaluation is $135. This fee is not included in the CCIC CNA course fee. For information about scholarship vouchers or financial aid, contact Ashlee Davis at adavis115@cherrycreekschools.org.

  • Exam Results

    Score reports for both the written exam and skills evaluation are available online. Score reports are generally available within 24 hours after testing is completed for the day.  Examination results will not be given over the phone. After successfully passing both the Written examination and the Skills evaluation, your name will be placed on the Colorado State registry within 10 business days.

  • Certification

    Certifications can be printed on the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies website.

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Last Modified on September 13, 2021