Approved nurse aide training programs
(1)Except for any medical facility or program that has been explicitly disapproved by the department of public health and environment, the board may approve any nurse aide training program offered by or held in a medical facility or offered and held outside a medical facility. Approval by the board is sufficient to authorize and permit the operation of the training program.
(2)The curriculum content for nurse aide training must include material that will provide a basic level of both knowledge and demonstrable skills for each individual completing the program and be presented in a manner that will take into consideration individuals with limited literacy skills. The curriculum content must include needs of populations that may be served by an individual medical facility.
(3)The curriculum must include the following topics:
(a)Communication and interpersonal skills;
(c)Safety and emergency procedures;
(d)Promoting residents’ and patients’ independence;
(e)Respecting residents’ and patients’ rights.
(4)The training program shall be designed to enable participants to develop and demonstrate competency in the following areas:
(a)Basic nursing skills;
(b)Personal care skills;
(c)Recognition of mental health and social services needs;
(d)Basic restorative services;
(e)Resident or patient rights.
(5)The board or its designee shall inspect and survey each nurse aide training program it approves during the first year following approval and every two years thereafter. The inspection or survey may be made in conjunction with surveys of medical facilities conducted by the department of public health and environment.
(6)The board may require a nurse aide training program to include up to twenty-five percent more hours than the minimum requirements established in the federal “Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987”, as amended, Pub.L. 100-203, 101 Stat. 1330. Any additional training hours shall be within the subject areas required by federal law.
Section 12-255-118.5 — Approved nurse aide training programs,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-12.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).