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Certified Nursing Assistant Course

What is a CNA?   

Nurse Aide Certificate provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities.  You will learn about resident rights, communication, safety, observation, and reporting.  You will learn to assist residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.  You will also learn about the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within social systems associated with the nurse aide occupation.

You will be prepared for entry-level employment in long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices and hospitals. Income will depend on the area of employment chosen.

Basic Information
This is a 100- hour course that included lectures, hands on skills training, and clinicals.  There will be 60 hours of hands on skills and lectures and 40 hours of clinicals. It will prepare you to take the state of Texas examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services.  

Successful completion of the Certified Nurse Aide certificate makes one eligible to take the State of Texas C.N.A. Certification Licensing Exam.

Before entrance into the program you must show proof of the following

Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Hepatitis B 
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Tuberculosis (TB Test) (if positive a chest xray)

Criminal Background Check:
A criminal background check is required to conform that you are free of previous felony convictions. (Checked within 1 weeks prior to course start date) 

Picture ID and Social Security Card:
These items are required for State exam and are due at time of appplication.  Names on picture ID (Driver's license, school ID, military, ect) must match name on Social Security Card.  Both cannot be expired 

General Requirements:
Must be at least 16
Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Must be able to perform physical functions of the course (able to carry/lift at least 50 lbs, able to sit, stand, walk, bend, and balance independently) 
Must be free of communicable disease and in a suitable physical/emotional health to safety care for patients.