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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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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

Total Credit Hours: 6

Other Courses for Nursing Assistants

Additional information available on the Nursing Assistant Department website at

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