Nurse Assisting

Start your career in healthcare!

Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is a great way to start your career in healthcare! CNAs can work in a wide variety of health care environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, mental health facilities, and schools. The Nurse Assisting program at Emily Griffith Technical College is your first step toward that career!

In just 8 weeks, you can be ready to take the certification exam and get an entry-level position as a CNA helping people in your community. Other perks of our program include:

  • one of the lowest tuition rates in the Denver area
  • hands-on experience in our nurse assisting lab
  • both day and evening classes offered to fit into your schedule
  • our CNAs can go on to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), or take on other roles in health care 

Our program meets the Colorado OBRA certification requirements and is approved by the State Board of Nursing; successful graduates are eligible to take the state certification exam.

A reading test is required for entrance into the program. Additional costs, which are not included in the tuition, for this program include book, uniforms, watch with second hand, and fees associated with state board testing. Proof of a negative TB test is required prior to the clinical rotation.

*Registration Deadline Notice*

Students must register at least 6 business days PRIOR to the start date in order to allow time for completion of program checklist requirements. The program checklist is available from advisors and on this webpage. For questions, please contact the Welcome Desk 720-423-4702.

Nurse Assisting Program Flyer

Nurse Assisting Checklist

Gainful Employment Information


Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transfering for Nurse Assisting and other Health Science and Administration programs with our HSA Road Map.


2017–2018 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. 

Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time
3/12/2018 5/10/2018 M–Th 7:30am–11:30am
5/14/2018 7/12/2018 M–Th 7:30am–11:30am 


Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time
4/23/2018 7/18/2018 M, W 5:00–9:00pm


2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. 

Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/20/2018 10/11/2018 (2 cohorts) M, W 7:30am–4:00pm 
8/21/2018 10/11/2018 (2 cohorts) T, Th 7:30am–4:00pm
10/15/2018 12/13/2018 (2 cohorts) M, W 7:30am–4:00pm
10/16/2018 12/13/2018 (2 cohorts) T, Th 7:30am–4:00pm
1/7/2019 3/7/2019 (2 cohorts) M, W 7:30am–4:00pm 
1/8/2019 3/7/2019 (2 cohorts) T, Th 7:30am–4:00pm
3/11/2019 5/9/2019 (2 cohorts) M, W 7:30am–4:00pm
3/12/2019 5/9/2019 (2 cohorts) T, Th 7:30am–4:00pm
5/13/2019 7/3/2019 (2 cohorts) M, W 7:30am–4:00pm
5/14/2019 7/3/2019 (2 cohorts) T, Th 7:30am–4:00pm


Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/21/2018 11/15/2018 T, Th 5:00–9:00pm
1/8/2019 4/4/2019 T, Th 5:00–9:00pm 
4/23/2019 7/11/2019 T, Th 5:00–9:00pm 


2017–2018 Program Cost

  • Total Credit Hours: 5
  • Estimated Program Cost: $665 (books may add to your final cost)

2018–2019 Program Cost

  • Total Credit Hours: 5
  • Estimated Program Cost: $801 (books may add to your final cost)

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Earning Potential

Hourly Pay = $11.48
Annual Salary = $23,872

Hourly Pay = $15.34
Annual Salary = $31,915

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • CNA positions
  • Companion aide
  • Home health aide
  • Primary care provider

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Assisted living centers
  • Boarding homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospice
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehab centers
  • Schools
  • Senior day care centers
  • Temporary nursing agencies

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am

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