Catalog 2011-2012, Final Edition 
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Catalog 2011-2012, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Aide Certificate (1 semester)

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Heather Brown, RN, AAS, 970.339.6281

Program Description: Intended for the individual desiring to be a nurse aide focusing on care for the adult or disabled patient/client/resident living at home or in a health care facility. Methods of learning include classroom activities, skills practice and simulations, and clinical practice giving actual patient care. The program meets all relevant federal and state requirements. A criminal background check and drug screen will be required. Upon successful completion, the program graduate is eligible to apply to take the State of Colorado Nurse Aide Certificate examination. The program graduate must also meet the State eligibility requirements when applying to take the certification exam. (Cost of examination not covered in tuition.) This program content and passing the nurse aide certification examination will satisfy the requirement for application to the Aims and UNC nursing programs.

Program Length: 110 clock hours, usually scheduled over 4 weeks.

Potential Opportunities: Plentiful employment opportunities exist for the state-certified nursing assistant in long term care, home health care, and residential care. Local opportunities also exist for employment in hospitals. Also useful for persons wanting wage-earning ability while preparing for nursing or health care careers. Employment opportunities require current State of Colorado Nurse Aide Certification.

Registration Requirements: All students interested in taking this program must attend an orientation and have an advisor’s signature on the course registration before registering. Students must meet agency health requirements including the following immunizations or titers: MMR and HBV. Negative Tb skin tests or chest x-ray is also required.

Total Credits for Certificate: 5

Nursing Programs Advisory Committee

Heather Brown, RN, AAS

Nurse Aide Coordinator, Faculty
Aims Community College

Crystal Day, RN, CEO

Rehabilitation and Visiting Nurse Association

Stephanie Drobny

Student Placement Coordinator
Banner Health

Katrina Einhellig, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor
RN-BSN Program Coordinator
University of Northern Colorado

Mindy Geraets, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Erika Greenberg, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Emily Jo Hasley, RN, MNSc

Centennial Area Health Education Center

Nina Kirk, RN, MS

Associate Dean & Director
Nursing Education Programs
Aims Community College

Missy Korb, RN, PhD

Aims Community College

Laurel Lalicker, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Jennifer Malinski, M.M.

Academic Program Coordinator
Aims Community College

Victoria Maloney

Clinical Site Coordinator
Aims Community College

Christy Nibbelink, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Barb Oschner, RN

Education Coordinator
Medical Center of the Rockies

Brenda Rask

Associate Dean, Career and Technical
Aims Community College

Kellie Richardson, Advisor

Aims Community College

Donna Souther, MA, JD

Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Aims Community College

Marla Trujillo, RN

Nurse Education
Fairacres Manor

Student Representative

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