Certified Nurse Aide Training

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NURA 1001/1060

In order to receive a refund,  or if you need to withdraw or transfer classes you must submit your request by email to Tasheena Taylor at taylorta@grayson.edu, 7 business days prior to the course start date.





Certified Nurse Aides are in high demand throughout Texoma and the State and earn hourly wages ranging from $11 to $13 per hour. This class is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Nurse Aide Registry and Training Program, and is designed to introduce concepts and skills required for providing basic patient care in a long-term facility. The curriculum also is appropriate for home health aides. Upon successful completion of the training program, you will be eligible to sit for the Texas Certified Nurse Aide examination and skills testing. (NURA1001, 64 hrs lecture + NURA1060 , 40 hrs clinical)

*See Entry Requirement tab for items required to enroll in class.

Course Topics:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control and safety
  • Basic physical and psychological needs related to developmental stages
  • Patient care skill and principles of nutrition
  • BLS certification for Healthcare Providers

Location & Times

  • April 26 - May 6, 2021 - Mandatory Workforce Skills for Success
  • HYBRID- online coursework, face to face meetings
  • Face to face: April 26, April 28, and May 3, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • CWL Computer Lab
  • May 10 - June 3, 2021 - Certified Nurse Aide Training Program
  • HYBRID- lecture online, skills/lab face to face
  • Skills Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Health Science 215
In accordance with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18 and CDC guidelines, the following are the health protocols students will be required to comply to for all lab/skills on campus. The checklist is based on health protocols included in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas1 and coronavirus and COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (revised March 18, 2020) provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • All individuals will wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth). Students will be provided a mask.
  • Screen all individuals before coming into the classroom or laboratory
  • All individuals will wash or sanitize their hands upon entering the classroom or laboratory
  • All individuals will maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals
  • Classrooms and any touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, and restrooms and will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis


  • $999 - Tuition includes all necessary materials for class including:  scrubs, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, gait belt, textbook/workbook and all other supplies.
  • The student will be responsible for the $125.00 certification exam fee.
*See Entry Requirement tab for items required to enroll in class. *Questions? Please call 903-463-8765 for more information.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must present social security card and state-issued ID with matching names upon enrollment
  • Proof of immunizations sent to cwl@grayson.edu (see below)
  • Criminal background check - Certain convictions bar employment in facilities and agencies regulated by HHSC. A list of these offenses can be found at Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.006.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely care for residents

Completed immunizations:

  • Tuberculosis (TB), Proof of either (within the past year):
    • a negative PPD skin test, or
    • a negative chest x-ray if skin test is positive or can not be taken
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox), Proof of either:
    • a physician documented history of the disease, or
    • a documentation of varicella immunization
    • or a titer test confirming immunity
  • Hepatitis B series, Proof of either:
    • a complete three-injection series of Hepatitis B vaccinations, or
    • a titer test confirming immunity (positive reading)
  • MMR series, Proof of either:
    • a complete two-injection series of MMR vaccinations, or
    • a titer test confirming immunity (positive reading)
  • Diphtheria Tetanus (within past 10 years)
Notes: A background check including criminal history will be done prior to start of class.  All monies will be refunded if you are ineligible to attend. Enrollment priority is given to those who submit proof of all required immunizations and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu