Certified Nurse Aide

NURA 1001/1060

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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.

At this time, we are only accepting enrollment requests through the scholarship application linked above. If you do not wish to apply for a scholarship and want to pay for the course directly, please email us at cwl@grayson.edu for further instructions.

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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.

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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:

  • CNA Training Program (Evening)
    • Workforce Success Skills: October 24/26, 2022, 5:30p - 8:30p
    • Training Program: November 1 - December 14, 2022
    • Hybrid, Monday/Wednesdays, 5p-8:30p; Saturday 11/19, 5p-9p
    • Health Science building, Room 215
  • Clinicals: Dates to be announced
  • CNA Training Program (Morning) 
    • Workforce Success Skills: January 9/11, 2023, 9a-12p
    • Training Program: January 18 - March 8, 2023
    • Hybrid, Monday/Wednesdays, 8:30a-12p
    • Health Science building, Room 215
  • Clinicals: Dates to be announced

Class Format:

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

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.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements:

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)

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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 Certified Nurse Aide students will receive a voucher from their instructor for the purchase of scrubs. These scrubs become required classroom attire and should fit appropriately with proper undergarments worn underneath. Prior to receiving scrubs, students should wear long jeans or pants and short-sleeved tops. 
Students in all healthcare programs must wear closed-toed, slip-resistant footwear. Because you will be performing skills on other students, jewelry should be kept to a minimum, and only studs are allowed for earrings or facial piercings. Hair should be kept up off of the collar and out of your face. Nails must be natural, short and clean. Acrylic nails, nail dips or extensions of any kind on the nails are not/not permitted. Nail length must not extend past the tip of the finger.