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.


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


Students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 17 years old or up
  • 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

Price: $750

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

Please email and request a packet. Packets will include additional information and course schedules.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Nurse Aide Certification 5 Weeks

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Jobs

    Certified Nurse Aide
    Nursing Home Administrator
    Geriatric Care Manager

  • Salary Information

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