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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 Nurse Aide.

  • Trinidad Campus & Valley Campus
  • Certifications:
    • Certificate - Nurse Aide Option 1

Pass Rates

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

TSC Nurse Aide Program

Seating is limited. Early Registration is recommended.

Option 1

*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.

The Trinidad State College Nurse Aide Program is fully accredited by, and is overseen by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, Colorado Community College System and the Higher Learning Commission.

LoriRae Hamilton

Dean of Instruction
(719) 846-5524

Medical Assistant


Professional Licensure Disclosure

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Important Note for Prospective Students:

If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in the state where you plan on living and working after graduating, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in that state BEFORE beginning the academic program at Trinidad State College. In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Trinidad State College provides information pertaining to professional licensure and certification in correlation with programs offered at TSC that may lead to state licensure. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary courses. It is intended to make it easier for students to take courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. If you plan on taking Trinidad State College classes, please check the SARA Map to verify that your state has either authorized or exempted our college to offer classes or programs to you as a resident of your state. Students are advised to review the following program licensure information BEFORE beginning a program at TSC that leads to professional licensure with the intent to be licensed outside of the state of Colorado: Review the licensing information provided for the applicable program(s) below.While TSC endeavors to ensure this information is up to date, changes in licensure requirements of any state can change at any time. Contact the appropriate licensing agency in the U.S. states and territories where licensure is intended. This will enable you to obtain the most up-to-date information about licensure requirements and confirm TSC’s program meets those requirements especially while progressing through any of these programs. Not all TSC’s programs are formally approved for professional licensure. However, while a program may not be formally approved in states outside of Colorado, it may still meet all or a portion of the “educational” requirements for licensure in other states and territories. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to contact the licensing agency directly to find out if a TSC program will meet educational requirements in states other than Colorado. Additionally, while progressing through any of these programs, TSC recommends that you check licensing agency requirements regularly to monitor whether they have changed in a manner that impacts your licensure plans.

If you intend to pursue a professional license outside the State of Colorado once you have completed your academic program at Trinidad State College, please refer to the Professional Licensure information.

For additional assistance pertaining to professional licensing compliance, please contact Dr. Lynette Bates, Vice President for Academic Affairs,