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OJC Nurse Aide


The Nurse Aide Program at Otero Junior College is offered each semester. With cooperation from area hospitals, students receive education, training, and practical application experience that prepares them to work in nurse aide positions. Successful completion of coursework and program requirements entitles the graduate to apply to the Colorado Board of Nursing to take the certification exam for Certified Nurse Aide.


Required Courses


NUA 101
NUA 102
NUA 170
Nurse Aide Health Care Skills
Certification Exam Prep
Nursing Aide Clinical Experience

Recommended Courses

HPR 178 Medical Terminology 1 2




Legal Requirements for Nursing Aide Licensure

Before becoming licensed, students must answer the following questions:

A. “Have you ever been convicted of a crime or have you ever accepted a court plea of guilty or nolo contendere? Have you received a deferred judgment or deferred prosecution?”
B. “Are you now, or were you for the 12 months preceding the date of this application, addicted to any controlled substance; a regular user of any controlled substance without a prescription; and/or habitually intemperate in the use of intoxicating liquor?”

If any question is answered “yes,” students need to meet with the director of the Nursing Department for counseling because the Colorado State Board of Nursing has specific requirements for licensure.

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