The higher increase of ageing population and baby booms have surged the demand of CNAs for taking competent health care of these populations. But, it is also known fact that to earn the title of certified and CNA Certification Colorado for various nursing jobs, one need to complete CNA Certification program and pass the certification test.
CO CNA Certification Program
CO CNA Certification Program must be state and OBRA-87 approved, consisting of total 80 hours classroom theoretical instruction/lab and clinical hands-on training. Clinical training must be completed under the supervision of a RN.
The training program instruction includes learning of subjects, which are essential for offering routine nursing care to patients in different hospitals, nursing homes and other health care centers.
The responsibility to regulate, manage and maintain the program throughout the state lies with the Board of Nursing, through the Department of Regulatory Agencies.
Once, you complete the certification program, you are permitted to sit for the CNA test to earn the certification.
CO CNA Certification Test
Nursing Assistant Training and Assessment Program (NATAP) and NNAAP licensing exam in the state of Colorado is provided by Pearson VUE, who is contracted by Colorado State Board of Nursing to develop, assess, administer and inform the NNAAP test results on behalf of the Colorado Nurse Aide Registry.
The certification test consists of two parts and they include:
· Written/Oral Test
· Skill Test
Written/Oral Test: comprises of 70 multi choice questions, which must be completed within 2 hours. Test subjects are based on classroom learning.
Clinical or Skill Evaluation Test: consist of 5 randomly selected skills performance out of 25 skills learned during clinical hands-on training. 25 minutes are offered for the skill demonstration. The skills are performed on a client.
The passing of both written and skill test earns a student CNA Certification Colorado and listing with state Nurse Aide Registry.