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Certified Nurse Aide

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Pre­pare for en­try lev­el nurs­ing as­sist­ant posi­tions through our 115-hour Certi­fied Nurse Aide prog­ram. You will achieve a lev­el of skills and abil­ities essen­tial to pro­vide ba­sic care to resi­dents of long-term care facili­ties. Topics in­clude resi­dents' rights, com­munica­tion, observa­tion, report­ing, and assist­ing residents in main­tain­ing basic com­fort and safe­ty.

Empha­sis will be on ef­fec­tive inter­action with mem­bers of the health care team. Also, as a stud­ent, you will communi­cate with resi­dents and their fami­lies with sensi­tivity to their psycho­social needs and as­sist resi­dents in at­tain­ing and main­tain­ing maxi­mum func­tional inde­pen­dence. The clini­cal will provide a method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Our approved program will provide you with 60 hours of lecture/lab and 40 hours of clinical experience. Basic HIPAA training will be included.

Additionally, students must attend AHA CPR for Healthcare Providers (8 hours) and Professionalism in the Workplace (7 hours) offered in conjunction with this course. CPR must be completed successfully prior to attending Clinical Rotations. Certificates of completion will be awarded and is a separate process from the official certification issued by the state. For official Certification, the written and skills test will be given off-site through Prometric.

For more information on the certification exam, visit https://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/tx or call NACES at 800.444.5178.

Information is subject to change based on industry, facility, or institution requirements. Please note that CPR training must be Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association.

Estimated Tuition

Cost of program is $805. Additional costs include an online background check ($40, payable by student), drug screen ($40, payable by student), supplies, and textbooks. Supplies: One set navy blue scrubs, stethoscope, and tennis shoes that won't slip on a wet floor.

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Prerequisites
Time Commitment
Immunization Requirements

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Check Eligibility for Licensing Exams

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed. Some examples include, but are not limited to, education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.

HB 1508

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed Some examples include but are not limited to education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.