Nurse Aide

See also: Integrated Nursing Pathway


Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

Nurse Aide

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

The nurse aide certificate prepares you to perform fundamental nursing skills for direct personal care to clients; helping the patient bathe, dress, walk, eat and other daily activities in a long-term facility, hospital or home. The skills are covered in theory, lab and 30 hours of clinical practice.
Clinical practice of nurse aides is regulated by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Colorado has a mandatory Nurse Aide Practice Act, which means that no one may practice as a certified nurse aide without obtaining certification. Students successfully completing the certificate in nurse aide program at CCD are eligible to take the Colorado Nurse Aide Certification Exam.


  • Prior to enrolling in the program, you must complete an online application for admission. The online application is available at Incomplete packets will not be considered for admission.
  • Upon enrolling in the college, you may complete the nurse aide program application at
  • Obtain a TB skin test and Flu vaccine (during Flu season).
  • Complete CCPT Test with minimum test scores of:
    • LADI score of 67, PADI score of 001 or equivalent to MAT 050 (ACTM 19 or SATM 460 will also meet this requirement)
    • READ score of 76, and WRES score of 2 or equivalent to CCR 092 (ACTE 18 or SATV 440 will also meet this requirement)
  • Waivers may be obtained for all or part of the CCPT test if you have ACT or SAT scores or a prior degree. Please contact the Testing Center at the Auraria Campus at 303.352.6810.

Refer to for additional documents to be completed, prior to acceptance into the nurse aide program.


NUA 101Nurse Aide Health Care Skills4
NUA 170Nurse Aide Clinical Experience1
Total Credits5

NOTE: The Colorado Board of Nursing, which is responsible for overseeing nurse aides in Colorado, has varied restrictions that may affect persons with a history of a felony conviction. Community College of Denver assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure by the State Board of Nursing. Prospective students are responsible for contacting the Board of Nursing at 303.894.2432 with any questions regarding their eligibility for licensure.