Certified Nursing Assistants may have the least authority on a patient care team. They work long hours, receive the lowest wages (compared with other health care jobs), and the work is physically and mentally demanding. In spite of the negative outlook, CNAs play a critical role on the patient care team. Without them, nurses and doctors won’t be as efficient and effective in their duties. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) understands the growing demands for nurse assistants in Texas. They govern the training and certification of incoming aides and maintain an active, up-to-date registry to the ensure the highest standards of health care for seniors at hospitals and term care facilities.
Quality Care Career Institute
Students have the option to enroll in CPR training along with CNA training at the Quality Care Career Institute. Experienced instructions provide a supportive learning environment to ensure students receive the essential skills and abilities to pass the state certification exam and provide compassionate and safe care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Course topics include vital signs, rehabilitative care, nutrition, patient transfers, anatomy, medical abbreviations, observation and reporting and communication skills. Classes meet for four to six weeks for CNA and CPR classes – the duration depends on the schedule.
- Website: http://www.qualitycarecareerinstitute.com/CPR-Certification-Arlington-TX.html
- Address: 801 Ave. H, Ste 115, Arlington, Texas 76011
- Phone: (817) 323-8160
School for Allied Health Professionals
The Nursing Assistant course at the School for Allied Health equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for residents in long term care facilities. The 100-hour long course covers 60 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours. Main modules include an introduction to long term care, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, restorative services, mental health and social needs, and social skills followed by the clinical rotation at a licensed nursing facility. Students attend classes from Monday through Friday – only evening schedules are available. Tuition is $788 including uniforms, books, registration and other fees. TB and Hep B, health screening, criminal background check and CPR certification are some additional costs for which students must budget.
- Website: http://www.sfahp.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=111
- Address: 501 East Border St., Arlington, Texas 76010
- Phone: (817) 394-2600
- Fax: (817)795-1534
- Email: [email protected]
Springpack Healthcare Institute
Springpack Healthcare Institute, LLC, has been providing state-accredited nurse assistant training since 2010. Instructors prepare students for careers in long term health care and success on the state certification exam. Applicants must provide a high school diploma or GED equivalent, valid photo ID, parental consent (16 years), background clearance, and immunization. Applicants without a high school diploma must pass the admission exam. Convenient day, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available to meet varying schedules. Duration ranges from two weeks (for the fast-track program) and 6 weeks for weekend students. Tuition is $600 plus costs for CPR certification ($40), entrance exam ($20), books ($20), scrubs ($15) and state exam fee ($95).
- Website: http://www.springpackinstitute2.com
- Address: 1144 A West Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, Texas 76013
- Phone: (817) 460-2000
- Fax: (817) 460-2001
- Email: [email protected]
Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan College) – Arlington
Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) College’s nurse assistant program seeks to provide students with the skills and abilities to pass the state certification exam and for entry-level employment in hospitals, specialized clinics, nursing homes and long term care facilities. The program comprises of 120 contact hours spread over the course of 6 weeks. Students spend approximately 42 hours in the classroom learning essential topics such as restorative services, residents’ rights, emergency procedures, infection control, personal care, basic nursing skills, nutrition and caring for the cognitively impaired. The classroom instruction prepares students for the hands-on experience gained during labs (38 hours) and the clinical rotation (40 hours). Graduates are eligible to the sit the state certification exam. Tuition is $1264 including registration, textbooks, and enrollment.
- Website: https://www.brightwood.edu/programs/nurse-aide-certificate/
- Address: 2241 South Watson Road, Arlington, Texas 76010
- Phone: (972) 623-4700
University of Arlington, Health Careers Institute
Graduates of the University of Arlington’s nurse assistant program satisfy the state’s requirements and are eligible to take the certification exam. Instructors use 24 sessions over a period of 2 months to prepare students for their critical role as part of a health care team. The 100-hour classes include 60 hours in classroom and 40 hours for clinical rotation. Applicants must have up-to-date immunizations and an ability to lift 50 lbs. The total cost of attendance is $2000 inclusive of tuition, gait belt, scrubs, textbook, insurance and the state exam fee.
- Website: https://web-ded.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=15CNA9010003
- Address: 140 W. Mitchell St (P O Box 19197), Arlington, Texas 76019
- Phone: (817) 272-2581
Following are some state-accredited nursing assistant training providers in Arlington, TX:
Arlington High School Health Care
Address: 1141 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas 76013
Phone: (682) 867-6524
Accuratecare Health Institute
Address: 1221 California Lane, Ste. 100, Arlington, Texas 76015
Phone: (817) 468-9062
Florence Health Care Svcs & Training Ctr, Inc
Address: 2401 Ave. J, Ste. 240, Arlington, Texas 76006
Phone: (817) 652-4409
Liberty Nursing Institute
Address: 1201 N. Watson Road, #136, Arlington, Texas 76006
Phone: (817) 801-8308