This program is designed to prepare students to meet the demands necessary for Long Term Care patients or provide care for patients recovering from medical illnesses. Students will receive classroom lecture and laboratory practice, and will ultimately be assigned into a clinical environment to apply acquired skills and knowledge in real life situations.
The student will protect, support, and promote the rights of the residents; provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents; demonstrate skills in observing and reporting; and function effectively as a member of the health care team.
CPR training will be provided. Graduate students of this program are eligible to sit for Nurse Aide Certification administered by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (TDADS). Successful students are given the title of Certified Nurse Aides who gain employment in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, correctional facilities and private duty.
NURSE AIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
Current Photo Identification
Social Security card or letter from social security that you have one in process
US High School Diploma or GED
FOREIGN diploma will be accepted if written in English or you may take the school’s Placement Test (Wonderlic SLE; cost is $25 for placement test)
A negative Tuberculosis test not older than one year or x-ray not older than two years
The following immunizations are required:
- Flu Shot (During Flu Season)
- Chicken Pox
- Tetanus/ Diphtheria
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
A background check will be conducted to make sure students is eligible to work as a certified nurse aide
A Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services Employability status check will be conducted on student
Textbook will be loaned to student or can be bought at a price of $40.
One set of scrubs for clinical is included in tuition
Workbook and skill book is included in tuition
CPR is issued to student upon successful completion of program