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2006 Colorado Certified Nurse Aide Workforce Survey Findings

February 1, 2009

Results of a CHI survey of more than 10,000 certified nurse aides in Colorado regarding their education and training, work settings, job satisfaction and future plans.

Colorado statutes related to nurse aide certification are contained in Article 38.1 of Title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes. This section of statute is known collectively as the Nurse Aide Practice Act (NAPA). The provisions of the NAPA and their corresponding rules largely mirror the federal laws and rules for skilled nursing facilities.

CNAs can be certified in Colorado either by examination or endorsement. If a CNA is on a state nurse aide registry in another state and is eligible to work as a nursing home aide in that state, she or he can become certified in Colorado by submitting the appropriate documents.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) reported in fiscal year 2006-07 a total of 29,911 nurse aides certified in Colorado. Over the past five years, this number has increased more than 20 percent from FY 2002-03.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) reported in fiscal year 2006-07 a total of 29,911 nurse aides certified in Colorado. Over the past five years, this number has increased more than 20 percent from FY 2002-03.

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