Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Aide Certificate - Academic Plan

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This program will prepare the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospital, home-care, skilled care and hospice facilities. The entry level skills of a nurse aide are an excellent introduction to a broad range of health professions. Nurse aides provide close personal care for a variety of clients. Successful students are considerate of others and recognize how to meet the needs of vulnerable humans as well as how to interact with other members of the healthcare team. Basic nursing skills, including activities of daily living, use of assistive devices and recognition of the emotional, social, cultural and individual rights of patients are all competencies that will be covered in the coursework. Students will have an opportunity to practice these skills in the college lab with transition into healthcare agencies. Students will receive 75 hours of lecture and lab, plus 60 hours of clinical experience done in hospital or skilled care facilities. The Nurse Aide program is approved by the State Board of Nursing, located at 1560 Broadway, Suite 1370, Denver, Colorado 80202-5146, telephone 303.894.2430. 

Please see the full list of specific requirements for success in this program at https://www.arapahoe.edu/academicsprograms/programs/nurse-aide on the Nurse Aide Page.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 6

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
NUA 1001  - Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUA 1070  - Nurse Aide Clinical Experience 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NUA 1071  - Clinical: Advanced Nurse Aide 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.

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