Certified Nurse Aide


McLennan Community College

Health & Human Services Continuing Education

 

Certified Nurse Aide Training

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This 100-hour class will provide the necessary information and skills to prepare the student to become a state certified nurse aide and work in health care facilities, where he/she will assist nurses in providing care. 

The class will cover health care systems, the health care team, legal and ethical aspects, professionalism, communication skills, growth and development, anatomy and physiology, safety and infection control, first aid and emergency care, rehabilitation and restorative care, common health problems, special care concerns, and other health care topics. 

Nurse aides perform basic nursing functions under the supervision of a Licensed Vocational Nurse or a Registered Nurse.

Nurse aides also handle procedures relating to patients’ personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, and elimination needs. Nurse aides work in many types of health care facilities, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, community health clinics, hospices, and physicians’ offices. 

The Texas Nurse Aide Registry and Training course is required by the federal government for anyone wishing to work as a nurse aide in a long-term care facility. As soon as possible, following completion of training, the student is scheduled to take both the skills and written components of the state examination. State Examination fee is covered with tuition.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND/OR PREREQUISITES


  • Immunizations (see Note 1)
  • Texas state background check (see Note 1)
  • Drug screen (see Note 1)
  • NOTE 1: Prior to entering any health care class in the Health and Human Services Continuing Education department, all health care students will be required to show proof of immunization against Hepatitis B, varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria/tetanus, 1st Dose of COVID Vaccine, and proof of tuberculosis skin test or chest x-ray. In addition to the immunization requirements, the student must provide results of a drug screen and a criminal background check.
  • NOTE 2: If the student is pregnant, she must have written permission from her physician indicating she may participate in class, and is capable of lifting at least 25 pounds.

CLASS/SECTION NUMBER:  NURA 1001 & NURA 1060

 

CLASS SCHEDULE FALL 2023:

 

 TBA

CLASSROOM LOCATION:     CSC E Wing, RM 161

Cost: $775

 

CLASS SCHEDULE SPRING 2023: 

February 6 - February 22, 2023 M-F, 8am-5pm

March 20 - April 5, 2023 M-F, 8am-5pm

May 1 - May 17, 2023 M-F, 8am-5pm

 

CLASS SCHEDULE SUMMER 2023:

June 5 – June 27, 2023 M-TH 8am-5pm

July 10 – July 31, 2023 M-TH 8am-5pm

August 7 – August 28, 2023 M-TH 8am-5pm

CLASSROOM LOCATION: CSC BUILDING, RM 161

COURSE COST: $775