• Health Care Program Course Descriptions


    What is a Certified Nurse Aide?
    Nurse Aides help care for physically or mentally ill, injured, disabled, or infirmed individuals confined to hospitals, long term care nursing facilities, and mental health settings. Aides perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff.

    Duties may include:

    • Serving meals
    • Making beds
    • Helping patients to eat, dress, and bathe
    • Answering patients’ call lights
    • Providing skin care to patients
    • Taking the patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure
    • Assisting patients in getting into and out of bed and walking
    • Keeping patients’ rooms neat
    • Observing and monitoring patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and reporting changes to the nursing or medical staff

    Admission Requirements 

    • Completed program application 
    • Completed health history form
    • Copy of criminal background check confirmation page thru PRECHECK, INC.
    • Copies of required immunization records
    Summer 2016 Schedule 
     Course   Start Date   End Date   Weeks   Days    Start Time   End Time 
     (1) CNA Day - LEC   June 6th  June 24th  3 weeks  MTWRF  8:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
     (1) CNA Day - Clinical   June 27th  July 18th  3 weeks  MTWRF  8:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
     * CNA Evening - Lec  June 6th  July 6th  5 weeks  MTWR  5:00p.m.  9:00 p.m.
     * CNA Evening  - Clinical   July 11th  July 18th  4 weeks  MTWR  5:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m.
     (2) CNA Day - Lec   July 25th  Aug 12th  3 weeks  MTWRF  8:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
     (2) CNA Day - Clinical   Aug 15th  Sept 2nd  3 weeks  MTWRF  8:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
     Flour Bluff                    
     CNA Day - Lec   May 31st  June 20th  4 weeks  MTWRF  9:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m.
     CNA Day - Clinical   June 21st  July 12th  3 weeks  MTWRF  9:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m.
     CNA Day - LEC  May 31st  June 20th  4 weeks  MTWTF  9:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m.
     CNA Day - Clinical  June 21st  July 12th    3 weeks   MTWTF  9:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m.  
     *(Evening clinical MAY include two Saturday clinical days, 8-5 p.m., to be announced)
    South Staples
    Corpus Christi, TX 78411
       Flour Bluff
    2505 Waldron Rd
    Corpus Christi, TX 78418  
    13725 Northwest Blvd
    Corpus Christi, TX 78410

    Course Descriptions 

    NURA 1001 Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
    Classroom and Laboratory preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Concurrent enrollment in NURA 1060 is required.

    NURA 1060 Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - Clinical
    A continuation of NURA 1001 that includes a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts for entry level nursing assistants. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical instructor and clinical training is conducted at a local long term care facility. Course cost includes the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services registry examination fee. Concurrent enrollment in NURA 1001 is required. Prerequisites: NURA 1001 and required immunizations.