CNA Programs in Colorado

A list of approved CNA programs in California, including information on average CNA salary in California, career outlook, and more.
CNA Programs in Colorado

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.

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:

  1. Technical College of the Rockies

    1765 US-50, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-7671
  2. Community College Of Denver

    800 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 556-2600
  3. Emily Griffith Technical College

    1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203 (720) 423-4702
  4. Western Colorado Community College

    2508 Blichmann Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505 (970) 255-2600
  5. Aims Community College

    5401 20th St, Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 330-8008
  6. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 914-6600
  7. Arapahoe Community College

    5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 797-4222
  8. Pueblo Community College

    900 W Orman Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 549-3200
  9. Colorado Northwestern Community College

    500 Kennedy Dr, Rangely, CO 81648 (970) 675-2261
  10. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 404-5000

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 $39,050 per year.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Colorado below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Boulder, CO930$19.7$40,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO10,990$19.3$38,270
Colorado Springs, CO3,250$18.3$36,240
Fort Collins, CO1,480$18.3$37,110
Greeley, CO480$17.6$36,160
Pueblo, CO740$17.4$35,960
Grand Junction, CO630$17.1$35,220

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Colorado Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Colorado, you can contact the Colorado State Board of Nursing at:

Colorado State Board of Nursing

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821

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