This is a 100-hour course that includes lecture and clinical components, and prepares students to take the State of Texas examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. This program provides students with a level of knowledge, skills, theory, concepts, and abilities essential to provide safe care to the residents of long term care facilities. You will be prepared for entry-level employment in long­ term care facilities, doctor's offices, and hospitals

Licensure/Certification 

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

Requirements 

Students must meet all of the following criteria: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Provide proof of the following immunizations
    • Hepatitis B (3 series; takes up to 6 months to complete)
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDap; within the last 10 yearsO
    • Mumps/Measles/Rubella (MMR; 2 series)
    • Varicella (2 doses; or proof that you have had the chicken pox)
    • Negative Tuberculosis Skin Test (within the last 12 months)
    • Annual Flu Vaccine
    • Meningococcal (all students under 22 years of age; within the last 5 years) Note: some immunizations can take up to 6 months to complete, so please plan ahead.
  • Purchase uniform
    • Scrub top and bottom
    • White shoes (leather; CANNOT be mesh or canvas)
    • Watch with a second hand
  • Have an original Social Security Card
  • Have a government issued photo ID; name on ID must match name on Social Security Card.
  • Pass a criminal background check (must be free of felony convictions)
  • Respect confidential nature of medical information

Course Schedule

January 18-February 16, 2019
March 22-April 30, 2019
May 3-June 1, 2019
June 14-July 13, 2019

This program is 5 weeks long. Classes are held Fridays and Saturdays. Friday from 2pm to 10pm, and Saturday from 8am to 8pm at the Abilene Campus in Room #233. 

We are currently taking application packets for the January 18, 2019 CNA class.

Application Packet

CNA Checklist

CNA 2018 Flyer

About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Nurse Aide Certification 5 Weeks

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Jobs

    Certified Nurse Aide
    Nurse
    Nursing Home Administrator
    Geriatric Care Manager

  • Salary Information

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