Certified Nursing Aide
The Nurse Aide Training Program prepares students for an entry-level job as a nurse aide in long-term care facilities and hospitals. Students will learn how to provide basic nursing care to residents and learn how to communicate effectively based on the psychosocial needs of residents and their families. Students will acquire the skills necessary to assist residents in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence. Students learn how to protect, support and promote the rights of residents and how to apply safety and preventative measures in the care of residents. Additionally, they learn to function as an integral member of the healthcare team and will be able to describe how their skills and observations contribute to the overall health care system for long-term care facility residents.
The $600 covers tuition and a uniform. The book is separate and can either be rented for an additional $10 or purchased for $30.
If a payment plan is necessary, we require a $200 deposit at the time of registration. The remaining balance can then be made in payments up until your graduation date.
Classes begin the first Monday of each month and the course is a total of 4 weeks. We offer both mornings from 9 AM to 1 PM and evenings from 5 PM to 9 PM. Classes are held on Mon, Wed, and Fri of every week. Clinical training will be held on Sat. and Sun. from about 7 AM to 1 PM.
Class Start Dates:
September 5th, 2018, Oct. 1st, 2018, November 5th, 2018, Dec 3rd, 2018.
Morning Classes: 9 AM to 1 PM.
Evening Classes: 5 PM to 9 PM
The State Testing Fee is $104.50 and the student pays directly to the state.
Students will need a current CPR certification during the clinical training at the nursing home. The cost of the CPR training is $40 CASH ONLY.
You will also need a TB Test clearance before beginning your clinical rotation.
We are vendors to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and The GI Bill for Veterans.
To be accepted, applicants for the Nurse Aide Training Program must:
• provide proof of completion of 8th Grade (transcript, diploma, home-schooling affidavit or other official documentation indicating completion of 8th grade or 8th-grade equivalent)
• provide proof of being at least 16 years of age (drivers license)
• not be listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) and
• not have been convicted of a criminal offense listed in the Texas Health and Safety Code §250.00
Competencies: Upon completion of this course:
- Graduates will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients, assist patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence while observing patient rights.
- Graduates will learn how to perform basic first aid, CPR, take vital signs, apply the elements of basic nutrition in meal planning and follow infection control measures.
- Graduates will learn to apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting and turning patients.
- Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be prepared to sit for the Texas Nurse Aide Competency and Evaluation Program (NATCEP) exam. Upon successfully passing the Texas NATCEP, they will be prepared to begin their rewarding career in healthcare as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) .