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2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Aide Certificate

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CIP 513902 (NR3)

This program will prepare the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospital, skilled care and hospice facilities. The entry level skills of a nurse aide are an excellent introduction to the broad range of health professions. The close personal care requires a sensitive and knowledgeable person who has a good understanding of how to meet the needs of patients as well as how to interact with other members of the healthcare team. Basic nursing and personal care skills, 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. The 72 hours of clinical experience will be done in hospital, skilled care and hospice 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 requirements and checklist at http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/nurse-aide on the Nurse Aide Page.

Program Requirements


* For clinical requirements please see http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/nurse-aide/-site-clinicals on the Nurse Aide Page

Total: 6 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Courses required for this certificate must be completed with a “C” or better to meet graduation requirements.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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