More information available on our Nursing Assistant website.
Students are eligible to apply to write the State certificate exam for Nurse Aide after completion of NUA 101 , NUA 170 , and NUA 171 . Students completing NUA 171 in addition to NUA 101 and NUA 170 are eligible to receive a certificate from PPCC.
Note: Students must be 16 years of age in order to enroll in the clinical course, NUA 170 and NUA 171 . Due to restrictions from our Community Partners students who are under 18 years of age may be limited in clinical placement sites and are not eligible to take NUA 174 . Clinical dates and times are subject to change. In order to be eligible for clinical placements and prior to clinical placements students are required to complete:
- Criminal background check/drug testing
- Health statement/immunizations
- CPR for Healthcare Provider (BLS)
- Successful completion of NUA 101
Students should see an NUA advisor or attend a nursing assistant information night for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Nursing Assistant certificate program, students should be able to:
- Implement awareness of a client’s emotional, social, and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions
- Support the client in attaining and maintaining independence
- Interpret the observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of client’s health, physical condition, and well-being
- Demonstrate the functions of the nursing assistant within the health care team
- Communicate competently with clients and other members of the healthcare team
- Exhibit behavior in support and promotion of the Clients’ rights
- Demonstrate an awareness of the Colorado Nurse Aide Practice Act