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Swedish Hospital Selects Six CCD Students for Clinical Rotation

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    5 young nurse aide students standing in scrubs smiling
    Pictured left to right: Cindy Nguyen, Chelsea Wair, Rachel McQueeney Jennifer Rice, Kate Hamilton Not Pictured Brittany Haviland

Six of Community College of Denver (CCD)’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) students were selected for a competitive cohort clinical rotation program at Swedish Hospital (HealthOne).

This first ever cohort program allows these students to work with a CNA preceptor in a real-time clinical setting as they rotate through the hospital’s various units such as: multi-trauma, progressive care-cardiac telemetry, rehabilitation, spine and orthopedics.

“The Nurse Aide Cohort program is the first of its kind for Swedish Hospital,” said Derek Patton, CNA program director. “These students will gain first-hand experience from this program and have the opportunity to be hired by Swedish Hospital at the end of their clinical rotation as a Tech in one of the units where they worked. Being hired by a hospital as a new grad is quite rare which makes this experience all the better.”

CCD’s CNA program is offered in a part-time format and can be completed in as few as 4, 7 or 15 weeks at either of our CCD campuses (Lowry or Auraria). In addition, this program is overseen and in good standing with the Colorado State Board of Nursing (SBON). Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Colorado Nurse Aide Certification Exam.

The Cohort program runs over the next three weeks and students will have the opportunity to spend three days in each unit.

Learn more at ccd.edu/CNA