A Certified Nursing Assistant meets patients’ physical, emotional, and social needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Vocational Nurse. CNAs work primarily in long-term care, but they may practice in many other settings. Though they wear many hats, their primary role involves the provision of basic nursing care to residents or patients and assisting them with the activities of daily living. CNAs are the primary caregivers in long-term care facilities, and due to the personal nature of the work, they often form close relationships with the patients for which they care. They measure and record vital signs, clean and sanitize rooms, observe patients and report concerns to nurses and physicians, answer call lights, change bed sheets, and bath and dress patients. Other duties might include lifting patients from the bed to the wheeling, supporting patients’ families, setting up medical equipment, preparing patients for medical treatments, collecting samples, and turning and repositioning patients.
Patient care offers numerous rewards to many health care workers. The challenges of making beds, cleaning wounds, and emptying bedpans may be too much for some, but the joys of restoring health and offering support and comfort to patients and their families more than compensates for those challenges. If you’re on the fence concerning your call to patient care, nurse aide training and practice will help you to decide without spending an exorbitant amount of time and money. CNA classes are available in colleges, nursing homes, proprietary schools, and high schools. Some programs require a high school diploma. Others will administer an evaluation to determine your ability to succeed in the program. All applicants must have a clear criminal background check, drug screen, and TB screen to participate in direct patient care experiences at the designated clinical agencies.
CTK Healthcare & Career Institute
The Nurse Aide Program at CTK Healthcare is a comprehensive course that equips students with the skills and knowledge to provide basic care to patients and residents in acute and long-term care facilities. Students will learn basic skills such as maintaining a sterile and clean environment, taking vital signs, basic first aid, using basic nutrition to plan meals, feeding and dressing patients and performing other tasks. Classes meet Monday through Friday evening from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. An evening class meets Monday through Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The duration of the program is four weeks.
- 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 required
A weekly payment plan is available for all students. The plan requires $160 per week for five weeks.
- Website: https://ctkhealthcare.com/nurse-aide-program-cna
- Address: 3455 N Beltline Rd, #203, Irving, TX 75602
- Phone: 214-441—3556
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Career Institute
The nursing assistant program at Legacy Career Institute prepares students for the Texas CNA license to work in healthcare. The program has the approval of the Department of Aging and Disability Services. The curriculum combines classroom theory with hands-on lab and supervised patient care experiences in a clinical setting. Course topics include vital signs, nutrition and feeding, medical terminology, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, patients’ rights and independence, hospice care, anatomy and physiology, basic nursing skills, and the role and responsibility of the nurse aide. Day and weekend classes are available. Day 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. New classes begin every Monday and every other Saturday.
- Be 16 years or older
- Have a valid social security card and state ID
- Complete a satisfactory criminal history check
- Have a high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
- Complete a negative TB test
- Make an initial deposit of $300 to secure a place in the class
Applicants must pay $300 to start. The balance is payable in three additional installments. Job placement is available for new graduates.
- Website: http://legacycareerinstitute.com/cna-program.html
- Address: 2550 E. Trinity Mills Road Suite 102 Carrollton, TX 75006
- Phone: 469-312-8885
- Email: email@example.com
Arlington Career Institute
Arlington Career Institute offers full-time and part-time options for the Nursing Assistant program. Students will be prepared to fill an entry-level position as a nursing assistant in long-term care. They will provide basic nursing care under the direction of a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse. Upon successful completion of the program, they will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to take the Texas CNA exam. The curriculum will comprise of 100 contact hours – 48 lecture hours, 12 lab hours, and 40 clinical hours. Course modules include Introduction to Long-Term Care, Personal Care Skills, Basic Nursing Skills, Restorative Services, Mental Health and Social Service Needs, Social Skills, and Nursing Assistant Clinical. The full-time program is 5 weeks. The part-time program is 6 weeks.
- A high school diploma or GED – transcript required
- Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
- Sign and complete the Enrollment Agreement
- Pay the registration fee of $100
Tuition and fees for the nursing assistant program cost $995.
- Website: https://arlingtoncareerinstitute.edu/certified-nursing-assistant/
- Address: 901 Avenue K, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
- Phone: 972-647-1607
- Toll-Free: 800-394-5445
- Fax: 972-647-4044
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Metroplex Nurse Aide Training
Students enrolled in the Metroplex Nurse Aide Training program will receive a solid foundation in patient care in an environment that will foster growth and excellence. They will learn how to provide basic patient care under the experienced guidance of the nurse instructor. The curriculum covers 60 hours of lectures and skills and 40 hours of clinical rotations in a long-term facility. Course content includes Introduction to Long Term Care, Personal Care Skills, Basic Nursing Skills, Restorative Services, Mental Health and Social Services Needs, Social Skills, Safety and Emergency Procedures, Infection Control, Communication, Nutrition and Hydration, Residents’ Environment, Basic Nursing Skills, and Personal Care. Students who successfully the program and pass the written and skills components of the exam will be listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry. The duration of the program is four to five weeks. Classes meet Monday through Friday. Weekend classes may be available depending on need.
- Submit a completed application before the first day of class
- Pay the non-refundable registration fee of $50
- Must have a valid USA government issued photo ID and social security number
- Submit a high school diploma/transcript or GED
- Present proof of current health care provider CPR card from the American Heart Association
- Negative TB test
- Documentation of current influenza
Tuition for the program is $800. It includes registration, scrubs, and books. The payment can be made in full or in three installments.
- Website: http://metroplexnurseaide.com/
- Address: 2701 Osler Drive Suite 7, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
- Phone: 972-854-6985
- Email: email@example.com
CE Global Health Education Network, Inc.
The state-approved Certified Nurse Aide program at CE Global Health Education Network is designed for adults to obtain the skills to provide basic nursing care in nursing homes, clinics, private homes, and hospice centers. Over five weeks, the experienced instructors will cover the role and responsibilities of the nurse aide. The theory and hands-on content will include laws and ethics that govern practice, personal care, patient transfers, anatomy and physiology, vital signs, restorative treatments, infection control, patients’ rights and independence, communication, transferring patients, basic nutrition, and safety and emergency procedures. Several class schedules are available for students’ convenience. The morning class meets from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for four weeks. The evening class is from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 5 weeks. The weekend option is an eight-week program that meets from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the Texas CNA exam to be added to the Nurse Aide Registry.
- A high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
- Obtain criminal background clearance
- Demonstrate a minimum 8th-grade education
- A negative TB test or chest x-ray
- Candidates with no high school diploma must take and pass an aptitude test
- Make a deposit of at least $150 before the first day of class
Tuition may be paid in installments. CE Global will assist new graduates with job placement.
- Website: http://www.ceglobalhealth.com/
- Address: 2121 Northwest Hwy., #106, Garland, TX 75041
- Phone: 972-698-7792
- Fax: 972-698-7794
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosy Health Care Services, Inc.
Rosy Health Care Services, Inc hosts a state-approved Nurse Aide Training Program to recruit adults for their home health agency. The curriculum adheres to the Texas State guidelines for nurse aide education and includes both theory and practical instruction. Students must participate in the clinical component of the program which requires hands-on, supervised application of the principles learned in the classroom in a skilled nursing facility. An experienced instructor will direct students’ activities as they work with one another and other professionals to meet patients’ needs. Instruction will include communication and interpersonal relations, vital signs, observation and reporting, the role and responsibility of the nurse aide, infection control, hospice care, Alzheimer’s care, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, range of motion exercises, basic nursing skills, and mental health. Classes meet on the weekend only. The duration of the program is 5 weeks.
Use the contact information below to secure a current schedule, cost, and admission requirements.
- Address: 5115 N. Galloway Ave. Suite 204-B, Mesquite, TX 75150
- Phone: (972) 673-2773
- Email: email@example.com