A certified nursing assistant wears many hats, but the primary role is to provide basic nursing care to patients and assist them with essential daily tasks that they might not be able to do on their own. In a long-term care setting, the CNA is the primary caregiver and requires personal contact with patients. These duties might include taking vital signs, bathing and dressing patients, serving meals and feeding patients, emptying bedpans, turning and repositioning patients, cleaning and sanitizing rooms, changing bed sheets, answering patient calls, observing and monitoring patients and communicating vital information to doctors and nurses, and lifting patients into wheelchairs. CNAs perform these and other duties under the guidance of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse.
Caring for others is always rewarding. However, cleaning wounds, emptying bedpans, and cleaning up after the patient has an accident can be challenging for some. CNAs, like nurses, can suffer from physical injuries that range from back injuries from lifting and standing for long hours to sprains and strains. The responsibilities will be trying at times, especially if patient care is not your calling. Fortunately, nurse aide training will provide the knowledge and technical competencies to develop basic nursing skills. The programs are available in nursing homes, colleges, and vocational schools. A high school diploma may or may not be required for entry. However, criminal background clearance and drug screen will be mandatory for participation in the clinical rotation in a state licensed facility.
Legacy Career Institute
Legacy Career Institute prepares students for CNA certification in the State of Texas. The Department of Aging and Disability Services approved program includes classroom theory and hands-on training in the skills lab and clinical facility. Course topics will include range of motion exercises, infection control, patient safety, emergency procedures, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, rehabilitative treatments, nutrition, vital signs, observation and reporting, and hospice care. Weekday, weekend, and accelerated schedule are available. Weekday classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm for three weeks. Weekend classes meet Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm for six weeks. The accelerated schedule requires attendance Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm plus Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm for 14 days. New classes begin every Monday and every other Saturday. A Part-time option is available based on need. It requires a commitment of two full days a week.
- Be at least 16 years of age ID
- A social security card
- Copy of a photo ID – passport, driver’s license, state
- High school diploma or GED transcript or college transcript
- Criminal background clearance
- A TB test – information will be provided on the first day of school
- A deposit of $300 – balance will be paid in three installments through the program
Job placement assistance is available for new graduates.
- Website: http://legacycareerinstitute.com/
- Address: 2550 E. Trinity Mills Road Suite 102 Carrollton, TX 75006
- Phone: 469-312-8885
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CE Global Health Education Network, Inc.
The Certified Nurse Aide Training at CE Global Health Education Network teaches adults how to provide basic nursing care to patients in nursing homes, hospitals, private homes, and residential facilities. The duration of the program is to 5 weeks. Instructors emphasize the academics and practical instruction required to remain calm in emergencies and assume the responsibilities of a nurse aide as defined by state laws. The licensed nurse instructor will guide students throughout the course to ensure that they receive the best quality training in preparation for employment. Areas of study include the role and responsibilities of a nurse aide, law and ethics, patients’ rights, infection control, personal hygiene, vital signs, nutrition and feeding, anatomy and physiology, patient transfers, and rehabilitation treatments. Morning, evening and weekend classes are available. The morning class meets from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The evening class meets from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 4 to 5 weeks. The weekend class meets from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for 8 weeks.
- A high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
- Have a minimum eighth-grade education
- Take an aptitude test – for applicants with no high school diploma or GED
- Have a negative TB test or chest x-ray
- A criminal background check
Applicants must make a minimum deposit of $150 before the beginning of the class. The balance is payable in installments. Job placement assistance is available for graduates.
- Website: http://www.ceglobalhealth.com/
- Address: 2121 Northwest Hwy., #106, Garland, TX 75041
- Phone: 972-698-7792
- Fax: 972-698-7794
- Email: email@example.com
Brightside Institute prepares adults for employment as a nursing assistant. Students will benefit from instructors who want to help them develop the skills to become successful nurse aides. In addition to experienced instructors, Brightside also offers state of the art classrooms and labs and the opportunities to perform the clinical rotation in respected facilities. Caring instructors will support students in the development of clinical skills. Morning, evening, and weekend schedules are available to accommodate busy students. An accelerated schedule is also available to assist those who want to complete the requirements in a shorter time. The accelerated weekday course requires attendance Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for three weeks. The weekend course meets every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm for 8 weekends. A new class begins every three months. Registration for each class closes three business days before the class start date.
- Be 18 years or older
- A high school diploma or GED or college transcript
- Copy of a valid photo ID and social security card
- A deposit of $100 – will be applied to the tuition
- Criminal background clearance
- School approved scrubs
Tuition for the weekday course is $850. Tuition for the weekend course is $900. The cost includes reading materials, a stethoscope, and a gait belt. A flexible payment plan is available.
- Website: http://www.bsinursing.com/
- Address: 1301 West Parker Road, Suite 104, Plano, TX 75023-7342
- Phone: (972) 646-1274
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CTK Healthcare & Career
The Nursing Assistant program at CTK Healthcare is one of the best in Texas and the United States. The program gives students the skills and competencies to provide basic nursing care to patients and residents in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Students will learn how to communicate and interact with patients, support functional independence, observe patient rights, measure vital signs, basic first aid, CPR, nutrition and meal planning, assist patients with mobility, and follow infection control measures. They will also learn how to apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lift and turn patients, and care for terminally ill patients. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and be prepared to take the Texas Nurse Aide Competency and Evaluation Program (NATCEP) exam to begin a career as a CNA in nursing homes and hospitals. CTK Healthcare offers flexible schedules. The morning class meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The evening program meets Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
- Be 16 years or older
- Provide proof of immunization
- Obtain criminal background clearance
- Submit to drug screening
- A negative TB test
- No high school diploma
Tuition costs $799. A flexible and affordable payment plan is available. Students must make 5 weekly payments of $160 a week.
- Website: https://ctkhealthcare.com/
- Address: 3455 N. Beltline Road, Suite 203, Irving, TX 75062
- Phone: 214-441-3556
- Fax: 214-441-1668
- Email: email@example.com
Rosy Health Care Services, Inc.
Rosy Nurse Aide Training Program offers adults state-approved instruction to prepare for a role as a nursing assistant. The school’s entry into training has been prompted by the constant need for professionals to fill positions in their home health agency. In accordance with the guidelines of DADS, the curriculum will include theory and hands-on instruction. In addition to the requirements in the classroom, students will participate in a clinical rotation to care for patients under the guidance of the licensed nurse instructor. Course topics will include communication and interpersonal relationships, measuring vital signs, hospice care, range of motion, nutrition and meal planning, infection control, medical terminology, basic nursing skills, range of motion, and mental health. A weekend only schedule is available. Classes meet Saturdays and Sundays for five weeks.
Contact the school for a current schedule, cost, and requirements for entry.
- Address: 5115 N. Galloway Ave. Suite 204-B, Mesquite, TX 75150
- Phone: (972) 673-2773
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arlington Career Institute
Arlington Career Institute’s Certified Nursing Assistant program prepares adults for entry-level employment as a nursing assistant. Students will learn how to care for patients under the direction of a licensed practical or registered nurse. The program delivers a total of 100 clock hours of instruction: 48 lecture hours, 12 lab hours, and 40 externship hours. Modules include Introduction to Long-Term Care, Personal Care Skills, Basic Nursing Skills, Restorative Services, Mental Health & Social Service Needs, Social Skills, and the Nursing Assistant Clinical. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. Full-time and part-time class options are available. The duration of the full-time program is 5 weeks. The duration of the part-time program is 6 weeks.
- A high school diploma or GED
- Visit and tour the school
- Attend an interview with an admissions representation
- Sign and complete the enrollment agreement
- Pay the registration fee of $100
The tuition includes the cost of books, state testing, fees, and books. A payment plan is available for all students.
- Website: https://arlingtoncareerinstitute.edu/certified-nursing-assistant/
- Address: 901 Avenue K, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
- Phone 1: 972-647-1607
- Phone 2: 800-394-5445
- Fax: 972-647-4044
- Email: email@example.com
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