This 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 patient care. Nurse aides perform basic care functions such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patients’ vital signs under the supervision of a Licensed Vocational Nurse or a Registered Nurse. They work in many types of health care facilities, including hospitals, long‐term care facilities, home health agencies, community health clinics, hospices, and physicians’ offices.
Workforce & CONTINUING EDUCATION
Degrees & Certificates
Upon successful completion of the Texas Nurse Aide Training program and the state examination, the student becomes a Texas Certified Nurse Aide. Texas Certified Nurse Aides are under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).
Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:
*Temple College is required to check the Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) before enrolling individuals in a training program to ensure that those persons are not listed on the registry as unemployable for a finding of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of resident property.
The Certified Nurse Aid course is offered three times a year and each class size is limited to the first 10 students who have completed the application process.
|Tuition & Payment Options
Total Cost: $1,295 (includes textbooks, supplies, drug screen, and certification exam voucher)
Payment Plan: $1,325 Total Cost (includes $30 one-time payment plan fee)
The first payment of $463 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Bi-weekly payments of $431 are due beginning two weeks after the first payment. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred. Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.
Financial Aid: TPEG Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition based on the availability of funds. Apply at www.fafsa.edu.gov.
Scholarship: Students may be eligible for the Direct Your Destiny (DYD) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Scholarship. For more information see Financial Assistance.
Loans: Student loans may be available through Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Student Loan. Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.
GI Bill/ Hazelwood: Please contact Travis French at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-298-8311/10 for questions about using your GI Bill / Hazlewood benefits to pay for this program’s tuition.
|Additional Program Costs
|Next Start Date
Class begins: February 17, 2024
Certified Nurse Aides on average earn $14.84 per hour in Texas.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022