Nurse Aide Program Admission Requirements

All students entering the Nurse Aide program at any FRCC campus must:

  • Be an enrolled FRCC student (see how to enroll)
  • Should be 17 years old
  • Pass a specific criminal background check prior to NUA 1070 Clinical, at the student's expense. Contact your campus for details.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations
  • Complete prerequisite ENG 092 or place into ENG 0093 or ENG 0094 on the Accuplacer assessment or qualify for an exemption

Illegal Behaviors

The State Exam Application to be certified as a CNA requires the student report any previous criminal/illegal behaviors. Illegal behaviors that may make students ineligible for the clinical or to become certified as a CNA include, but are not limited to: physical abuse and domestic violence, theft, illegal use of weapons, or illegal use or possession of controlled substances.

Program Requirements

The Nurse Aide program is available at Larimer & Westminster campuses only.

Once registered for NUA 1001 & 1070, students will be emailed a Nurse Aide Orientation powerpoint, which outlines the requirements and procedures for the required background check, immunizations, paperwork and policies. These will be started prior to day 1 of class.

Program Overview


The Larimer campus Nurse Aide Lab is in Gray's Peak GP 210.

The Westminster campus Nurse Aide Lab is in B0203/207.

Required Immunizations

All immunizations need to be current throughout the program. Nurse Aide students are required by the clinical sites to provide proof of the following immunizations order to be eligible to attend clinicals.  Clinical requirements may be subject to change per the clinical sites:

  • Negative TB test (provide proof of either one skin test, one blood test or one chest X-ray) performed within the last year and that will not expire prior to clinicals.
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine October 1 - May 1.
  • Students must meet current FRCC COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements to participate in clinicals. COVID-19 vaccine x2 doses of older boosters OR 1 current bivalent booster, proof required for clinical participation.  This is mandated by the state for clinical sites.  Requirements may include negative COVID-19 PCR test results or rapid-antigen testing on site.

Students may sign a waiver for the following immunizations to take NUA 1070:

  • Tdap (within 10 years)
  • Hepatitis B Series (three shots)
  • Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR)
  • 2 Varicella a.k.a. Chickenpox
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis)

Required Materials

  • Current textbook from the campus store , or online purchase
  • A watch with a second hand
  • Scrubs required for the clinical
  • Box of medical gloves for lab practice at Larimer Campus

Scholarship Opportunity

Students that live in Larimer County and enroll in this program may be eligible for scholarship funding to help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department.

More Information

For policies and additional information, contact your campus Nurse Aide office.

Larimer: 970-204-8200 | email
Westminster: 303-404-5056 | email


Feel free to reach out to our team.

Larimer Campus

Suzanne Sevy
Program Director


Westminster Campus

Virginia Middleton
Program Director