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Certified Nurse Aide

Health Science career cluster

Quick Course Facts

Course Description

After completing 60 hours of course work and 40 hours of clinical in a long-term facility, you will be prepared to provide nursing-related bedside care in health care facilities. 

Courses include skills and knowledge required to prepare you to take the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Examination for Nurse Aide to become a Certified Nurse Aide.

Nurse aides must successfully complete this course and pass written and skills performance exams to be listed in the Texas Nurse Aide Registry.

Eligibility Requirements and Prerequisites

You must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Attend an orientation session; it is mandatory for acceptance to the program
  • Provide copy of high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), if applicable
  • Have current health care provider CPR card from the American Heart Association
  • Provide documentation of required immunizations:
    • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza
    • Mumps/Measles/Rubella
    • TdaP
    • Tuberculosis skin test (negative)

Courses You Will Take

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Trinity River Campus

Community & Industry Education Services
Susan Cramer, RN, B.S.N., M.A.

Updated February 09, 2018