• Health Care Program Course Descriptions

    CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE (CNA) TRAINING PROGRAM

    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
    Fall 2016 Schedule
    Course  Course Title  Days  Times  Dates 
    NURA 1001 Nurse Aide for Health Care M-F 8-1 p.m. 9/6 - 9/26
    NURA 1060 Nurse Aide Clinical M-F 8-1 p.m. 9/27 - 10/17
             
    NURA 1001 Nurse Aide for Health Care M-TH 5-9 p.m. 8/29 - 9/28
    NURA 1060 Nurse Aide Clinical M-TH 5-9 p.m. 9/29 – 10/10
             
    (Evening clinical includes two Saturday clinical days, 8-5 p.m., to be announced)
             
    NURA 1001 Nurse Aide for Health Care M-F 8-1 p.m. 10/24 – 11/11
    NURA 1060 Nurse Aide Clinical M-F 8-1 p.m. 11/14 – 12/6
             
    NURA 1001 10918 Nurse Aide for Health Care M-TH 5-9 p.m. 10/25 – 11/23
    *NURA 1060 10345 Nurse Aide Clinical M-TH 5-9 p.m. 11/28 – 12/20
             
    *(Evening clinical includes two Saturday clinical days, 8-5 p.m., to be announced)
    (Term Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the department.)


    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.