Certified Nurse aide

Class Overview

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is offered to Juniors and Seniors at Canon City High School. You need to be at least 16 years old to take this course. Certified Nurse Aide class prepares students for an entry-level nursing job. Currently, completion of the CNA course is a requirement for entry into many registered nursing programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the medical field. The course is a hands on experience in a nursing lab. Students will also complete 16 hours of clinical experience, caring for residence of a long-term care facility.

Steps to enrolling in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at CCHS:

  1. Make an appointment with your counselor to enroll in the class

  2. Obtain a background check and drug screen by following these instructions:


3. Complete a 2-step TB test. This process requires 4 separate appointments and can take 3 weeks to complete. The testing is offered at the Fremont County Department of Health and Environment (FCDHE) by appointment. The cost is $20 per injection and you are required to have 2 separate injections.

Fremont County Department of Health and Environment

Website: FCDHE

(719) 276-7450

201 N. 6th St

Canon City, C0 81212

4. Make sure you are up to date on all immunizations including COVID and Influenza

Potential additional costs...

Students will be required to wear gray scrubs on clinical days. They will also need clean, comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Students will also be asked to bring a small supply of personal care items to use during the lab simulation part of the course. This includes soap, lotion, washcloths, and towels.

Course Expectations:

  • Students must attend 90% or more of the classes

  • Students must attend 100% of the clinical days

  • Students must have a 77% or higher to pass the course

  • Students must demonstrate professional conduct in the classroom/lab at all times in order to participate in the clinical days