State-Approved CNA Programs in Colorado [2023]

A list of approved CNA programs in California, including information on average CNA salary in California, career outlook, and more.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Colorado for 2023

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. Centura Health

    3030 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 776-4100
  2. Colorado CNA Academy

    2790 N Academy Blvd #238, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (303) 862-8941
  3. IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

    2315 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 632-7626
  4. MGA Academy

    1355 Garden of the Gods Rd #150, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 418-7813
  5. Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado

    1130 W Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (719) 574-5562
  6. Technical College of the Rockies

    1765 US-50, Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-7671
  7. Community College of Aurora

    710 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230 (303) 340-7093
  8. Community College Of Denver

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

    1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203 (720) 423-4702
  10. Columbine Health Systems

    802 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 482-0198
  11. Western Colorado Area Health

    2938b North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 434-5474
  12. Western Colorado Community College

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

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

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

    5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 797-4222
  16. Northern Colorado Training Institute

    10190 Bannock St #100, Northglenn, CO 80260 (800) 276-0274
  17. Pueblo Community College

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

    500 Kennedy Dr, Rangely, CO 81648 (970) 675-2261
  19. Agape Angelicum School of Nursing Arts

    5005 W 81st Pl #203, Westminster, CO 80031 (720) 470-6563
  20. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 404-5000
  21. Metro Life Medical Education

    6990 W 38th Ave #100B, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (720) 292-3203

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.

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
Grand Junction780$16.31$33,910
Fort Collins1,540$16.20$33,690
Colorado Springs3,560$15.90$33,070

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

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 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
Registry Search:

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