• Health Care Program Course Descriptions


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

    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

    Before registering, students MUST complete the prerequisites including transcript/GED, immunizations, and criminal background check. To get the packet with the complete list of requirements and registration information, please Click Here. 

    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.

    Admission Requirements 

    • Completed program application
    • Proof of original social security card
    • Proof of valid signature and photo bearing identification

    (Names on both social security and photo identification must be identical)

    Program Requirements 

    • English reading, writing, speaking proficiency and comprehension
    • Copies of official documented immunizations

    (Contact program department for complete listing.)

    • Criminal background check from Precheck, Inc.

    Required Supplies 

    • Handbook and Workbook
    • Nurse Aide supply kit
    • Set of medical scrubs with 2 front pockets
    • Nurse Aide uniform patch
    • Comfortable white closed-toe walking shoes
    • Watch with a second hand