Nurse Aid students

Nursing Aide



Pueblo Community College's Nurse Aid program is now an open enrollment program. All learners who hold a high school diploma or GED credential will be accepted.

Why PCC?

Most PCC Nurse Aide faculty members are registered nurses with a wide variety of experience including hospital, long-term, and home health care. Our program is 123 hours in length – much more than the minimum federal requirement of 75 hours. This is so you will be work ready upon graduation. PCC's certification exam pass rates are consistently above the overall state average.

What will I learn?

This program will teach you the basic skills and procedures needed to assist hospital patients, long-term care residents, and home health care clients with their daily living activities. 
To succeed in this program, you must have a sincere concern for people; good physical and emotional health; an excellent attendance record; an ability to communicate effectively with other health care personnel, patients and their families; and a neat, well-groomed appearance.

Note: Clinical agencies that are used during the program will require that you successfully complete a background check, drug screening, immunization series and CPR training. You must also carry malpractice insurance.


Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Nurse Aide:

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Health Professions
Certificate, Mini-Certificate