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Campus: Loveland and Westminster Campus

Nurse Aide

This certificate program provides students with entry-level skills required for employment as a Nurse’s Aide in a variety of settings, which may include long-term care, acute care, hospice or home health care. Not all of the patients a Nurse Aide cares for are elderly, but the special needs of the geriatric population are an emphasis of the Nurse Aide training program at FRCC. A grade of “C” or better is required to be successful in all certificate courses. This certificate qualifies students to take the State Certification Examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.).

All students are required to submit and pass a specific criminal background check to attend the clinical (NUA 170), prior to the clinical dates.  Disqualifying Offenses that may fail a background check include, but are not limited to: physical abuse or domestic violence, theft, illegal use of weapons, or illegal use or possession of controlled substances. Students will be required to have immunizations to meet O.S.H.A. guidelines including current negative TB test and a current seasonal flu shot during fall and spring semesters. Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations. Contact the Nurse Aide Office on each individual campus for information on beginning the background check or information on disqualifying offenses, or for specific campus requirements for the NUA classes.

The Larimer/Loveland campus has a paperwork packet that is available to students once class begins on D2L. Contact Michelle at the main Nurse Aide office at 970-613-7580 for more information.

The Westminster campus has a campus-specific Nurse Aide Information Packet, which is due two weeks prior to the start of class. This packet is distributed at a required Nurse Aide Information meeting. Please contact Rebecca, at the Westminster Campus, for meeting times and locations. 303-404-5208


Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUA 101Certified Nurse Aide Health Care Skills


NUA 170Nurse Aide Clinical Experience


Total Credit Hours: 5