Nurse Aide

This program is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts of nursing. It emphasizes the development of basic skills in administering safe, competent care to patients. It demonstrates skills needed for the observation and documentation of the patient's health, physical condition, and general well being. Skills will be practiced in labs and in a real-work setting. Once finished with the course, the student is eligible for certification by the State board of Nursing and employment as a certified nursing.

  • Certifications:
  • Certificate - Long Term Care
  • Certificate - Nurse Aid Option 1
  • Certificate - Nurse Aid Option 2




Pass Rates

Program Licensure/Certification Exam Time Period Current Pass Rates Website
Nurse Aid Colorado Board of Nursing     Website
Nurse Aid Colorado Board of Nursing     Website
Nurse Aid Colorado Board of Nursing     Website
Nurse Aid Colorado Board of Nursing     Website
Nurse Aid Colorado Board of Nursing     Website

* In order to protect the privacy rights of candidates for licensure,
the total number of candidates tested for each school and the pass rates for schools with 10 or fewer applicants are not posted.

TSJC Nurse Aide Program - 3 Options

Seating is limited for all options. Early Registration is recommended.

Option 1

Basic  
*NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 4
*NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience 1
HPR 102 CPR    .5
CPR must be completed and current before the first day of clinical.

These two classes are the minimal requirement to sit for Nurse Aide state boards.
Students who are self-pay may find this option most appealing.
*Courses required for eligibility to take the state test.

Option 2

*NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 4
NUA 105 Home Health Aide Theory 2
* NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience 1
NUA 171 Advance Nurse Aide Clinical 1
NUA 172 Nurse Aide Clinical Practice w/Elderly 1
HPR 102 CPR .5
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 9.5
Colorado Workforce Center may have funding available for students who qualify.
The program takes 7 weeks at the Valley Campus & 15 weeks at the Trinidad Campus.

Option 3

TSJC Financial Aid available for students who qualify.

Degree earned will be an Associate of General Studies, Long Term Care Certificate.
Students are required to attend courses for two semesters.

CLASSES CREDITS
* NUA 101 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 4
NUA 105 Home Health Aide Theory 2
* NUA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience 1
NUA 171 Advance Nurse Aide Clinical 1
NUA 172 Nurse Aide Clinical Practice w/the Elderly 1 1
HPR 102 CPR .5
TOTAL NURSE AIDE COURSES 9.5
Students must also complete 6.5 credit hours in selected topics.
PHI, PSY, HHP, HPR, HIT, HWE, HSE, or EMS
TOTAL MANDATORY CREDITS 16

Please contact advisor for help with appropriate courses to complete Long Term Care Certificate.

The Trinidad State Junior College Nurse Aide Program is fully accredited by, and is overseen by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, Colorado Community College System and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.