This 139 hour program prepares the student to work in long term care facilities, hospitals, home care, and other extended care facilities. Our program meets the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training requirements outlined by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to take the state CNA written and skills examinations. Qualities of a Nurse Aide include the knowledge of your calling to help others, strong communication skills, attention to detail, sense of humor, and compassion. Nurse Aides provide patient care under the direction of nursing staff. Skilled care includes:

  • The ability to identify abnormal signs and symptoms or changes in a person’s condition and report to nursing staff
  • Providing assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, assistance with meals, toileting, and exercise
  • Assisting with mobility and repositioning
  • Meeting the emotional and social needs while providing quality care



Upcoming Dates

  • November 7th 2022-January 20th 2023 Online Hybrid Gunnison Campus
  • January 5th 2023-May 26th 2023 Delta County concurrent
  • January 23rd 2023-May 26th 2023 Gunnison Campus
  • January 2nd 2023-March 13th 2023 Online Hybrid Delta Campus
  • February 27th 2023-May 8th 2023 Online Hybrid Delta Campus
  • April 3rd 2023-June 10th 2023 Online Hybrid Delta Campus


  • $1735.00*
  • * approximate cost, not including assessment and state testing fees, books and supplies; subject to change

Program Information

  • Nurse Aide is a 7.5 credit, 139 hour program
  • State examination is required for certification
  • In-Seat and online/hybrid programs available
  • The online program is 10 weeks. This offers flexible scheduling for theory coursework online in the comfort of your home. Practical lab skills are on campus, and clinical practical is at a long term care facility. (Please see the schedule for specific lab and clinical days for each session).

Department Faculty

  • Theresa Toothaker, RN (Program Coordinator/Instructor)
  • ‚ÄčPaula Trickle (Instructor)

How to Apply

  1. Complete  TCR application
  2. Send a copy of your Drivers License to admissions@tcr.edu
  3. Request Official High school and College Transcripts to be sent to admissions@tcr.edu

Additional Tools

  1. Nurse Aide Application Packet
  2. Admission Checklist
  3. Complete Background Check
  4. Immunizations & Vaccine List
  5. Essential Functions
  6. NA Financial Aid
  7. NA Course Descriptions
  8. Scrub Top Form

High School Students

This program is available to high school students. Requirements for admission are the same, see above. For more information about high school enrollment click here https://tcr.edu/high-school-concurrent-enrollment/


  1. NA Admissions Policy
  2. NA Completion Policy
  3. NA Dismissal Policy
  4. NA Tuition Policy
  5. NA Certification

Available at these locations

  • Main Campus
    1765 US-50
    Delta, CO 81416
  • Montrose Campus
    PIC Place
    87 Merchant Drive
    Montrose, CO 81401
  • GWSD Pathways Center
    800 N Boulevard St.
    Gunnison, CO 81230
  • Online

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