Are you looking for a great way to start a nursing career in Colorado and earn money at the same time? Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) can offer you the experience you need to jump-start a career in nursing.
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Colorado
The demand for CNAs in Colorado is very high. Overall employment of CNAs in this state is projected to grow 24.8% from 2018 to 2028. The median salary of CNAs in Colorado is $32,443 per year.
To get a detailed picture, take a look at CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Colorado below:
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Requirements to Become a CNA in Colorado
To become a CNA in Colorado, first you need to find a CNA training program that is approved by the state. The approved program will offer both classroom lectures and clinical experience.
After your training, you must sit for and pass the CNA certification exam, which is administered by Pearson Vue for Colorado.
If you pass the CNA exam, you will be sent a certification number, and your name will be added to the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Colorado
You can obtain your CNA training by attending one of the many CNA schools in Colorado. Some of the top schools include:
Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts5005 W 81st Pl #203, Westminster, CO 80031 (720) 470-6563
Aims Community College5401 20th St, Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 330-8008
Arapahoe Community College5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 797-4222
Centura Health3030 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 776-4100
Colorado CNA Academy2790 N Academy Blvd #238, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (303) 862-8941
Colorado Northwestern Community College500 Kennedy Dr, Rangely, CO 81648 (970) 675-2261
Columbine Health Systems802 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 482-0198
Community College of Aurora710 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230 (303) 340-7093
Community College Of Denver800 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 556-2600
Emily Griffith Technical College1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203 (720) 423-4702
Front Range Community College3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 404-5000
IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs2315 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 632-7626
Metro Life Medical Education6990 W 38th Ave #100B, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (720) 292-3203
MGA Academy1355 Garden of the Gods Rd #150, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 418-7813
Northern Colorado Training Institute10190 Bannock St #100, Northglenn, CO 80260 (800) 276-0274
Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado1130 W Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (719) 574-5562
Pueblo Community College900 W Orman Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 549-3200
Red Rocks Community College13300 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 914-6600
Technical College of the Rockies1765 US-50, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-7671
Western Colorado Area Health2938b North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 434-5474
Western Colorado Community College2508 Blichmann Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505 (970) 255-2600
Colorado Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Colorado or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry at:
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821
Registry Search: https://apps.colorado.gov/dora/licensing/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx