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Program Application

Apply to become a Nursing Assistant

Students must meet with a nursing assistant staff member to map out a certificate plan before being admitted into the nursing assistant program.
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Required NUA Enrollment Steps

1. Current Basic Life Support (BLS)/Healthcare Provider CPR card for all ages completed through the American Heart Association 

     *HPR 1011 at PPCC, or community classes taught by American Heart Association - CPR Skills portion must be an in-person course

2. Health Attestation Form - Completed and signed by a PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITIONER, or PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ONLY  

     * TB/Influenza must include test results within the past year

3. COVID vaccination card 

4. Student Acknowledgment Form 

5. COVID-19 Module Certification

6. Nursing Assistant Enrollment Application 


PPCC Nursing Assistant Handbook

Essential Skills and Functional Abilities for NUA

Additional Costs for Nursing Assistant Program

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1.  Create CastleBranch account at: https://cccs.castlebranch.com/pikes-peak.html

2.  Select "Nursing Assistant"

3.  If this is the first time you have created an account with CastleBranch select: I am a new student placing an order for the first time 

4.  Follow the directions to create your CastleBranch account.  

3. Upload all clinical compliancy documentation.  

     a. You do not need to upload the following items:  Assigned Facility, Trimester, Disciplinary Supporting Docs or Nursing Program Acceptance 

4.  For any questions or problems with your CastleBranch account contact their customer experience team at 888-723-4263


1. Send email to Amanda Morgan stating that you have completed all clinical compliancy documentation and have uploaded these to your CastleBranch account.  

2. NUA staff will review your uploaded documents.

3. NUA staff will send student an email for requested NUA courses.

4. NUA staff will submit PPCC add enrollment form electronically for signature.



Please bring NUA Enrollment Application, NUA Student Acknowledgement Form, COVID attestation form, copy of BLS CPR card, copy of 
Health Attestation Form and copy of COVID vaccination card the first week of NUA class.

  • CastleBranch Account 
  • Watch with second hand
  • Required Vaccines/Screenings:  MMR, Tdap, Varicella, Hep B, TB skin test and Influenza
  • Testing for CNA certification (Credentia - Initial test $135)
  • For clinical you will need
    • White scrubs
    • White shoes
    • White socks
    • PPCC NUA ID and patch.



CNA Information Session | July 27, 2022 | 6:00pm Mountain Time
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