Why Choose NUA at PPCC?

PPCC prepares its nursing assistant students with the skills, technical competence, and know-how needed to find a rewarding career. Graduates have a reputation for being caring, skilled and efficient nursing assistants, who are highly sought after in today's healthcare industry.

Summer Nursing Assistant (NUA) Courses

Sign Up For Summer Nursing Assistant Courses

There is one last chance to enrolle in the NUA Program for the summer of 2019.  Summer courses filled up very quickly so the Nursing Assistant Program Coordinator added one more section to the summer course offerings.  Students can now choose to  enroll in NUA 101.N61, NUA 170.N61, and NUA 171.N61 for summer.  Check out the schedule under your "Student" on your Student Portal.  Enroll before this last section fills up too.

What will you study?

If you have a passion for bedside care, we can turn your passion into a career.

Join one of the nation's fastest-growing industries, earn your certificate and begin working in as little as ten weeks.

We offer affordable, hands-on training at Pikes Peak Community College, followed by a clinical experience which prepares you for the State test. For those interested in working in acute care,  NUA 174 is completed in a hospital setting.

Example Classes you Might Take

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide.
Applies the knowledge and skills gained in NUA 101 to patient care.
Prepares the student to move toward more independent functioning within the nurse aide scope of practice, in applying knowledge and skills gained in NUA 101 and NUA 170. The student will learn skills that enhance communication, cultural competency, end of life care, critical thinking and organizational skills.
Caring for patients in the hospital setting.

Nursing Assistant Information Night

December 2019 TBA

  1. Overview of the program NUA 101, 170, 171 and 174
  2. Lecture/lab expectations, attendance policy, dress code
  3. Compliance Paperwork for clinical – Immunizations, Background Check and Drug Screen, CPR Certification
  4. Additional Cost/Items needed 
  5. Clinical expectations, attendance policy, dress code
  6. Updated handbook (available on D2L)

Career Options

These are the places you may find a career after you complete our Nursing Assistant Program:

  • Hospitals
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospice
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Home Health

Get started in our Nursing Assistant program

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