Learn more about the CNA life and get details about how to enroll in NextStep’s training-to-placement CNA program.
Understand practice lab requirements and scheduling.
Check your schedule early to plan in-person labs!
The lab schedule is designed so all of your practice labs can be completed either over two weeks or in one weekend. Each lab is four hours long. Open labs provide time to practice skills you don't quite feel confident performing or to redo any skills you missed. Plan to attend at least one open lab block. You'll need to choose which lab block schedule works best for you — evening or weekends.
If you do not complete the required skill set before going to lab you, will be asked to reschedule. Here's a guide to skill set requirements.
Lab 1 - Mahoney: Complete the "Reposition and Move" skill set
Lab 2 - Seacole: Complete the "Basic Care Skills" skill set
Lab 3 - Taylor: Complete the "Personal Care" skill set
Lab 4 - Staupers: Complete the "Restorative Care" skill set
Lab 5 - Barton: Complete the "Special Procedures" skill set
Lab 6 - Nightingale: Complete all remaining skill sets
Remember, look at your availability early on and work with your mentor to plan your lab schedule as soon as possible! It’s important to keep making progress on your skills. If you haven’t completed all the required skills before your scheduled lab date, you’ll have to reschedule — and labs book up fast! Our lab is located at 5335 W 48th Ave #102, Denver, CO 80212. Don’t forget to plan your route and calculate travel time in order to arrive on time for each lab.