A Rewarding Career That Matters

Become a CNA in as little as five weeks — tuition free.

Explore the Possibilities

Looking for job security? Want to make a difference in the world?

Sounds like you’d make a great Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)! CNAs are in high demand, so you’ll never have to worry about your job disappearing out from under you. And, you’ll get to wake up every morning knowing you’re making someone’s life a little better. 

How Does It Work?

NextStep provides tuition-free Nursing Assistant training to individuals looking for a new, rewarding career and then places them in full-time CNA jobs with respected employers who have critical staffing shortages. Everyone wins! 

Knowing that I've been home for 14 years and that this has given me an opportunity to come back into something that's relevant is huge... that's a great motivation to keep me going each day... to know I'm that much closer to being able to help support my family, [and] that much closer to seeing myself succeed at something that's just for me. It's just been great!


NextStep Learner

The NextStep Difference

Tuition-Free Training

NextStep’s respected employer partners cover the cost of the NextStep Nursing Assistant course for learners in exchange for a 90-day employment commitment upon certification.

Guaranteed Job Placement

We don't just train you. We get you a job you're going to love with one of our respected employer partners. And, your NextStep mentor will support you through your first 90 days as a CNA to make sure you get off to a strong start!

Experienced Mentors Who Care

You'll be paired with a dedicated CNA mentor who'll support you from enrollment through your first 90 days on the job. It takes courage to change careers and learn new skills. Mentors understand and are with you every step of the way!

Flexible, Convenient Learning

Our blended-learning Nursing Assistant course allows you to fit training into your busy life when and where it's convenient for you! Finish in as little as five weeks! 

We're a Step ahead of the Competition.

South Denver School of Nursing Arts
Colorado Nurse Aide School
State Board of Nursing Approved

Hands-On Practice and Clinical Rotation

Course Tuition


Online Learning Anytime

Personal CNA Mentor

CNA Exam Prep

Guaranteed Job Placement

*Terms apply: Course tuition is $1750 if you decline job placement.

It was so easy to access. I could literally work on the NextStep program anywhere and anytime. I was also placed in a job and facility that I love. Also, there was no charge which made it really possible for me to start and grow myself in the nursing field.

Kenneth C

NextStep Learner

Perfect Your Skills at In-Person Practice Labs!

Practice labs give you an opportunity to try out your new knowledge in a real world setting! You’ll learn alongside your peers with the support of an experienced nurse instructor.

practice lab is located in
5335 W 48th Ave, Suite #102 Denver, CO 80212

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? We've got Answers!

Where do I take the course?

NextStep’s Nursing Assistant program uses a blended-learning approach. You can complete the theory portion of the course on any device with a web browser, including mobile phones, tablets and computers. Then, you’ll attend our in-person practice labs and clinicals at a facility in your geographic area.

What kind of job can NextStep help me get?

NextStep’s employer partners range from skilled nursing facilities and senior living communities to home care agencies. Graduates are placed as full-time CNAs with employer partners who match their geographic and career preferences.

How long do I have to complete the program?

Most learners complete the Nursing Assistant program in five to eight weeks. Because it’s important that your knowledge be fresh when you start your first job as a CNA, we require all learners to complete the course in no more than 16 weeks.

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