The Nurse Aide program prepares the student for employment as a Nurse Aide in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Students will learn basic nursing and personal care skills, HIPAA and compliance issues related to being a Nurse Aide, restorative services, and recognition of the rights of the patients and/or residents served. Students will practice these skills in the classroom and then in an assigned clinical setting. All students are eligible to apply. Enrollment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, Colorado Adult Protective Services background check, drug screen, and all required documentation complete in their student file. The Nurse Aide courses fulfill the educational requirements for students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) certification exam. There are two parts to the NNAAP Examination, the Written (or Oral) Examination and the Skills Evaluation. It is not required that both are administered the same day. You must pass both parts in order to be certified and listed on the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry.

To be considered for this program students must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma.

For additional questions, please contact:
Collin Weeks, Student Coordinator:
Angela Conway, Student Coordinator:
Amy Campagna, DON/Program Coordinator:

There is no cost for this course. This course is for students that are going to be filling positions at the Care Center or in our inpatient medical/surgical unit at the hospital upon completion.

Grand River Health will be conducting interviews to select students based on in-person interviews with prospective students.

Training and education at Grand River Health

Upcoming Classes

June 5 – June 29
4:30pm – 8:30pm
July 3 – July 9
Clinical Rotations (Variable Shifts)

CNA Program Details

Complete class description and paper application

CNA Program Outline

  1. Submit your application for the program
  2. Panel interview for acceptance
  3. Student onboarding (paperwork, labs, drug screening, background checks)
  4. Meet with employee health nurse for mask fit
  5. Attend 5 week course
  6. Student Clinicals at Grand River Care Center and/or Med/Surg floor
  7. Written exam and skills exam for state board approval
  8. Join the Grand River Health Family