How to become a certified nurse’s assistant
Certified Nurse’s Assistant Job Details
Nurse Assistants are the foundation of in-patient care. Whether in a hospital setting or a long-term care facility, the nursing assistant is on the front lines, caring for patients’ daily needs. In a combination of 60 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical practice at a nursing home, students learn the necessary skills to properly care for patients. The Nurse Assistant program is a comprehensive course designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to the provision of basic care to patients and residents in hospitals and long term care facilities. Graduates of this program will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients, assist patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence, while observing patient rights.
The student will learn how to perform basic first aid, CPR, take vital signs (temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure), apply the elements of basic nutrition in meal planning, and follow infection control measures. Additionally, they will be able to apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting, and turning patients.
Graduates of this program may find entry-level employment as a nurse aide with hospitals, long term care facilities, home health, assisted living, doctor’s or medical office, care for mentally challenged, rehabilitation facilities, adult day care and more. At the end of the 80 clock hour course each passing student will be given a certificate of completion and scheduled for the state test to be Certified Nurse Assistants.
Learn what you need to pass the Texas CNA exam
Our dedicated, professional instructors will teach you all clinical skills as the State requires you to demonstrate them for the certification exam.
You can ask questions and get the answers you need from your instructor to help ensure you have all the knowledge and skills necessary to pass your CNA exam and they will assist you as needed, every step of the way.
Free Practice Session Days before your Exam
You are offered a free practice session with an instructor a few days before taking your state exam. This will give you a chance to go over the skills and to answer any last-minute questions you may have just days before taking your State of Texas CNA exam. After the practice session you will feel refreshed and confident that you will pass your exam.