Upcoming Nurses Aide Classes: January 2017
Must Have a Minimum of 7 Students per class
We will be hosting a morning and evening class
Monday – Friday
9am – 12am or 3pm – 8pm
Now offering 3 payment options including EZPay financing.
Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program will prepare the student with the necessary skills for job opportunities in Nursing Homes, Hospital, Home Health and Rehab Facilities.
Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program
Includes the following:
60 clock hours of classroom training and lab that does not involve direct patient care
40 clock hours of hands-on resident care in a nursing home facility
5 clock hours of CPR & First Aid Training
Approximately 3 – 4 weeks of training.
To prepare nurse aides with the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the provision of basic care to residents in long term care facilities.
- To provide basic care to residents of long term care facility
- To communicate and interact effectively with residents and their families based on sensitivity to the psychosocial needs of the residents.
- To assist residents in attaining and maintain maximum functional independence.
- To protect, support and promote the rights of the residents.
- To provide safety and preventative measures in the care of residents.
- To demonstrate skill in observing and reporting.
- To function effectively as a member of the health care unit.
Enrollment dates begin two months prior to the start of the class and continue up to the day of class.
Fees, Tuition and /Or Special Charges
Tuition Fee: $680. 00
Registration Fee: $400.00
State Testing Fee: $95.00
Name tag is $5.00
Student Starter Kit: $35.00
Student Insurance: $20.00
State Testing Processing Fee: $20
American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certification card $50.00
Total is $1,395.00. A $50.00 discount is available to students who pay in full upon registration.
Current T.B. Test is required on the first day of class.
Required Student Equipment: gait belt, Basic Blood pressure kit that includes a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope and watch with a second hand
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS & Enrollment Policies
If the school has specific term beginning dates, students cannot start after the third day of classes.
An individual interested in enrolling in Nurse Aide Classes must meet the following criteria:
Be 18 years of age or older Or, 16 years of age with parental approval and a letter of recommendation
Must be able to perform the required job responsibilities, functions and task associated with the job duties of a certified nurse aide.
Must be able to:
Lift comfortably 50 pounds. If pregnant has a medical release from her physician.
Perform a full range of body movements including handling and lifting patients, or pushing heavy equipment.
Bend, reach, pull, push, stoop and walk repeatedly throughout an average 8 hour workday.
Demonstrate visual acuity to read small numbers and letters to correctly read a blood pressure reading.
Demonstrate auditory acuity to hear sounds of a blood pressure syphgamometer.
Communicate is a rational and coherent manner both orally and in writing to individuals of all professions and social levels.
Respond calmly and quickly in an emergency situation.
Adapt effectively to environments that are high demand and high tension.
Maintain composure when subjected to high stress levels. Pregnant students need to have a signed release from their physician stating that they can lift a minimum of 50 pounds, unassisted in order to complete the clinical portion of the class.
- Students cannot be listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry and cannot have been convicted of a criminal offense as listed in the Texas Health and Safety Code 250.06.
- A criminal background check is required and some convictions may prevent a student from participating in this course.
- Tuberculosis skin test within 6 months of start of class. Must submit evidence of current TB test or if past positive skin test, sign a waiver of symptoms prior to registration.
Must be able to show proof of one of the following:
- Secondary education( copy of GED or HS diploma), successful completion of one full-time academic semester( 12 academic semester hours)
- Or, academic quarter( 18 academic quarter hours) at an accredited college, university , or other postsecondary school
- Or, proven ability to benefit by obtaining a satisfactory score of 90% on the approved entrance exam which is the Self-Assessment Reading Test that is listed in the Texas Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook developed by the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, pages 14-19 and a 90% on National Nurse Aide Practice Written Exam
Original Social Security card and current photo identification bearing