Frequently Asked Questions

Certified Nursing Assistant – FAQs

Cost

 

How much does the class cost and what is included?

The cost of tuition is $950.00 in all 3 locations (Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo.) Tuition includes:

  • theory
  • lab
  • clinical scenarios
  • 2 year Basic Life Support for Providers certification
  • state exam fee
  • optional textbook rental
  • background check

 

Each student is responsible for wearing a mask at all times and getting a flu shot (during flu season ONLY).

 

How can I pay for the class tuition?

 

When you register for a class you can pay with a credit card, cashiers check, or money order:

    Payment Options*

  • Pay in Full ($950)
  • Deposit Only ($200)
  • Credit Card (Payment Plan Option)
  • Cashier’s Check/Money Order (Payment Plan Option)
  • MGA Parent Loan

 

 

 

Schedule

 

COLORADO SPRINGS DAY CLASSES

 

Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week.

Week 3: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Week 4: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and the day clinical hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS EVENING CLASSES

 

This class is in-class only and is scheduled Monday through Friday from 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM for all 4 weeks.

 

DENVER ONLINE CLASSES

 

Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week and the student will make an appointment to take the written final in class.

 

Week 3 & 4. Online 22 skills and clinical scenarios. After completing this part, students will make appointments to practice one-on-one with an instructor, and also to take their skills finals.

 

 

PUEBLO DAY CLASSES

 

Weeks 1 & 2: Online CNA theory class, accessible by computer, tablet, or phone. This MUST be completed by the start of the 3rd week.

Week 3: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Week 4: In-lab class scheduled Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and the day clinical hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.

 

 

 

Pre-Class

 

Is there an orientation?

 

Orientation is done online. We will send you documents to sign online as soon as you register for a class. There is no need to come in for this.

 

 

 

Class Rules

 

What time should I arrive to class?

 

For the first three weeks of class, the day class starts at 9:00 am and evening class starts at 5:45 pm. During the clinical rotation, day clinical starts at 7:00 am and evening clinical starts at 5:00 pm. We suggest arriving to class a few minutes early.

 

Do we get a break during class?

 

Yes! Students are provided with a 15-minute break in both day and evening classes.

 

How many students are in a typical class?

 

In our day class, we can have up to 20 students, and in our evening class, we can have up to 10 students.

 

Should I expect homework?

 

Yes. You should expect reading assignments nightly throughout the course. Because the program is accelerated, students should also plan time outside of the classroom for studying and skills practice.

 

 

 

Examinations

 

What happens if I do not pass the class?

 

All students may re-enroll for classes if they do not pass, however, a new tuition will be due upon re-enrollment.

 

Cancellations and Rescheduling

 

 

My schedule has changed, can I switch classes?

MGA Academy requires at least 24 hours’ notice for all schedule changes. You may contact our program directly at 1 (719) 418-7813 to coordinate a make-up date/time for individual classes. If the schedule change occurs within the first two weeks of class, MGA Academy will honor the student’s tuition towards a future class.

CPR/First Aid Courses – FAQs

Do you provide a break to smoke?

Per AHA guidelines, we may not permit a break for smoking.

 

Can I bring my child to class with me?

Our policy does not allow children at class. Please find your own childcare arrangements.

 

How do I retrieve my CPR eCard?

Upon completion of the class you will receive an email from no-eccreply@heart.org with a link to claim your eCard.

 

I haven’t received my eCard yet. Who do I contact?

If you do not receive an eCard within one week of taking a class, contact MGA Academy at 1 (719) 418-7813.

 

Do you offer classes online?

We do not offer classes that are completely online. We do, however, offer Heartcode BLS that features a two-hour online portion along with a two-hour skill checkoff in the classroom.

 

Do you offer a shorter renewal course?

American Heart Association no longer offers a renewal course. You are required to complete a full course every two years when your certification expires.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

MGA Academy requires credit or debit card for payment. If you do not own a debit or credit card, please contact MGA Academy to discuss additional options at 1 (719) 418-7813.