Certified Nurse Aide Training

NURA 1001/1060

Requests for course withdrawals, refunds, or transfers must be submitted by email to cwl@grayson.edu, 7 business days prior to the course start date.

$999.00

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Overview

Introduction:

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

Class Dates/Times/Location:

  • Mandatory Workforce Success Skills: 8/4/2021 - 8/20/2021
    • Face to face: August 9, 11, 16
    • 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Center for Workplace Learning Computer Lab
  • CNA Training program: 8/23/2021 - 10/13/2021
    • M/W,  Skills labs
    • 8:00am-12:00pm
    • Health Sciences, 215
Clinicals: Dates to be announced, pending changes/updates to Texas Health and Human Service legislative changes expected June 2021

Class Format:

Workforce Success Skills: HYBRID- online coursework, face to face meetings
CNA Training: HYBRID- lecture online, skills/lab face to face

Class Location, All at the Main Campus in Denison:

Workforce Success Skills: Center for Workplace Learning, Computer Lab
CNA Training: Health Sciences, Room 215
  • On May 10, 2021, Grayson College entered Phase 3 of its Return to Campus Plan, and on June 1, 2021, Grayson College is expected to enter Phase 4 of its Return to Campus Plan. Updates on COVID-19 protocols and the College's operating status can be found here.

Tuition:

  • $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.

Your seat in the class is not guaranteed, regardless of payment status, until proof of all required immunizations and TB test results are received. Send records and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu. 

Funding:

Workforce Solutions Texoma implements the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) which may be able to help you pay for tuition, testing, and travel. Eligible individuals include employees who are laid off or trade affected, displaced homemakers, and income eligible adults and youth. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions Texoma at 903-463-9997.

Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) also offers an array of family support services designed to promote self-sufficiency through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). Services include but are not limited to tuition assistance; books & supplies; and employment support such as job skills training, placement, resume building, and job coaching. For more information, call 903-893-2161 Ext. 3591.

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
  • Your seat in the class is not guaranteed, regardless of payment status, until proof of all required immunizations and TB test results are received. Send records and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu. 

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. Your seat in the class is not guaranteed, regardless of payment status, until proof of all required immunizations and TB test results are received. Send records and TB test results to cwl@grayson.edu