CNA Classes in Dallas TX

Texas residents can obtain a CNA license in as little as three weeks. With lots of free and low-cost training opportunities, it’s the perfect time to get trained and start making money. According to, Texas nurse aides can earn an average of $30,683 annually. Apart from completing a state-approved nurse aide program, there are no other federal or state imposed educational requirements. Upon completion of the nurse aide training, you must successfully complete the state exam and get listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry before you take up your position as a Texas CNA. The state-approved programs listed below all meet the mandated 75 hours of training.

Dallas Career Institute

The nurse assistant program at Dallas Career Institute prepares students for entry-level employment in a long-term care facility, hospital, or other health care setting. Before enrolling in DCI’s nurse aide program, you must pass a drug test and provide the results of a criminal background check and proof of a minimum eight-grade education. The curriculum covers basic patient care principles, nutrition, emergency response, patient rights and other skills necessary to pass the exam and succeed at an entry-level position. Students clock 60 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of supervised clinical training at a nearby medical facility. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Clinical training days are Saturdays and Sundays. A new class begins the first Monday of every month and runs for 4 weeks.

Admission criteria:

  • Provide proof of completing 8th-grade (a minimum)
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must not be listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry
  • Must have no convictions of criminal offense listed in the Texas Health and Safety Code

Tuition costs $600 and includes a uniform. A payment plan is available and requires a $200 deposit at registration. Students must budget additional funds for CPR certification, state testing, and TB and Hepatitis B clearance. The textbook is available for purchase or rent.

Address: 8499 Grenville Ave Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: (214) 691-0555
Fax: (214) 751-6400

Mountain View College

Upon completion of Mountain View’s CNA program, graduates can provide basic care to patients, observe and report problems, provide safety and preventative measures, work effectively as part of the healthcare team, and support and promote patients’ rights. Best of all, they are eligible to sit the state CNA exam and get listed on the Nurse Registry. The 100-hour class has two segments: 60 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of clinical training at a community nursing home. Applicants must provide proof of required vaccinations, results of criminal and urine drug test, a money order for the state exam fee, and supplies such as uniform and textbooks. Class times vary so request a copy of MVC’s Continuing Education schedule using the contact information provided below. Since this is a workforce-approved training course, Texas Public Educational Grant (T.P.E.G.) funds are available for financially challenged residents.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Pass a urine drug test
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to read, speak and understand English
  • Submit a completed application with proof of immunization

Tuition costs a total of $600 for both segments. Students will be responsible for the $104.50 state exam fee, drug test, and background check.

Address: 849 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas TX 75211
Phone: (214) 860-8835

TCI Dallas

The comprehensive Nurse Aide program at Texas Career Institute equips students with the skills to communicate with and care for residents in long-term care institutions. Coursework encompasses several areas including vital signs, CPR, safety, first aid, patient transfer, nutrition, body mechanics and much more. The program emphasizes the skills required to pass the Texas Nurse Aide Certification and succeed on the job.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass a urine drug screen
  • Provide proof of immunization – MMR, Varicella, MMR, Tdap, and TB test
  • Submit a completed application to the program

Tuition for the program is $500. A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Address: 302 N. Buckner Blvd Ste. 116 Dallas TX 75228
Phone: (214) 275 9600

El Centro College

The center for Allied Health and Nursing at El Centro College spearheads the preparatory course for aspiring nursing aides. Topics covered in the 100-hour course include resident’s rights, safety, communication, observation, reporting and fundamental patient care. Students also learn communication skills for effective communication with residents and members of the healthcare team. Students who do not have CPR certification must complete this training. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the state exam for Nurse Aide Certification.

Admission criteria:

  • Attend a nursing information session
  • Submit WorkKeys scores
  • Provide valid government-issued identification
  • Must possess current CPR certification
  • Provide proof of immunization (TB screening, MMR, TDaP, Varicella, and Hepatitis B)
  • Sign the student responsibility form.

Tuition costs $942.13 and includes training materials, background check, liability insurance, immunizations and state exam fee.

Address: 801 Main Street Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 860-2000

B & M Career Institute

B&M Career Institute provides high-quality training to prepare students for the state certification exam. The cutting-edge certification program includes training in the classroom, skills, lab and a supervised clinical experience at a long-term care facility. Areas of study include vital signs, infection control, communication and interpersonal relationships, rehabilitative techniques, role and responsibility of a nurse aide, law and ethics, patient rights and independence, and much more. The curriculum will include 100 clock hours. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the state certification administered at B&M’s state-approved testing facility.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must have completed the 8th-grade
  • Provide a copy of photo ID and social security card
  • Pass a background check
  • Pay the application fee of $150

A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Address: 9550 Forest Lane Ste. 125, Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: (972) 876-8226

Vinepress Training Center

The Nurse Aide program at Vinepress Training Center is a comprehensive course that gives students the skills and abilities to provide basic care to patients or residents in health care facilities. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively with patients and their families, provide personal care, use infection control measures and respect patients’ rights. Areas of study include body mechanics, transferring patients, the role and responsibility of a nurse assistant, personal care, and nutrition and feeding. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the state certification exam for nurse assistants. New classes begin on the first Monday of every month.

Admission criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of secondary education – high school diploma
  • Pass the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test with a passing score of 200 (verbal), 210 (quantitative skill)
  • Complete Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) verification prior to enrollment

Tuition for the program is $600.

Address: 9550 Forest Lane, Suite 114, Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: (214) 874-8647

Brookhaven College

Brookhaven College offers the Nurse Aide Certification through its Workforce and Continuing Education Division. Students must undergo a background check and drug screening before proceeding to the clinical aspect of the course. Students must also complete Basic Cardiac Life Support and get three doses of Hepatitis B vaccination before registering for the course. The nurse aide course content is spread over 100 hours of instruction: 60 hours for lectures and 40 hours for clinical training.

Admission criteria:

  • Provide a copy of immunization records
  • A copy of personal healthcare insurance
  • A copy of Basic Cardiac Life Support, BCLS, for Health Care Providers
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must have a driver’s license and social security card

Tuition costs $480, but financial aid, covered by the Texas Public Education Grants (TPEGs), is available for those who qualify. Tuition does not include costs for textbooks, state exam, or liability insurance.

Address: 3939 Valley View Lane Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: (972) 860-4700

Legacy Career Institute

The nursing assistant program at Legacy Career Institute prepares adults to provide long-term care to the elderly. The training will include 100 hours of theory and practical coursework. Areas of study include basic nursing skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control, range of motion exercises, personal hygiene, feeding and nutrition, communication, and mental health. Part time and full-time schedules are available. Weekday classes meet from Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm for 3 weeks. Weekend classes meet Saturday and Sunday 9:30 and 5:30 pm for 6 weeks. An accelerated class meets Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm for two weeks. A new class starts every Monday.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must have a state-issued ID card, passport, Green card, or driver’s license
  • A high school diploma or unofficial high school transcript
  • No immunization required
  • Take and pass a TB test

Tuition for the program is $850. A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Address: 2550 E. Trinity Mills Road, Suite 102 Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone:  469-312-8885

CE Global Health

The CE Global Health Education Network, Inc. offers a nurse aide training program that prepares students for state certification. The comprehensive program covers the skills and abilities needed to provide basic nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility. The duration of the program is four to five weeks. The day class meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 am 12:30 pm for 4 weeks. The evening class meets 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 5 weeks. The weekend class meets 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for 8 weeks.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or college transcript
  • Students with no high school diploma can take an aptitude test
  • Must obtain a negative TB test or chest x-ray
  • Pass a criminal background check

A payment plan is available for all students.

Address: 1311 Marketplace Dr., Ste 180, Garland, TX.
Phone: 972-698-7792
Fax: 972-698-7794

Other providers offering state-approved nurse assistant training in Dallas, TX.

Cephas Center for Health Sciences
4563 South Westmoreland Rd
Dallas, Texas 75237
(469) 828-1937

Companion Training Center
10925 Estate Lane Ste. 240
Dallas, Texas 75238
(972) 310-6070

Agape Home Health Care
18770 LBJ Freeway, Suite 200
Mesquite, TX 75150

Alliance Career Institute
9304 Forest Ln, Ste 107,
Dallas, Texas 75243

Angelica’s Medical Career Institute
9319 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Ste 119
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 335-1155

BHC Training Center
3505 S. Buckner Rd
Dallas, Texas 75227
(214) 381-1815

Genesis Career Institute
9550 Forest Lane, Suite 604
Dallas, Texas 75243
(214) 660-9382

Modern Senior Living
3808 S Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 428-2851

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