Certified Nurse Aide Training

NURA 1001/1060

Students must register for this class in person at the Center for Workplace Learning.  See Entry Requirements below.

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.


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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)

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:

  • April 6th, 2020 – May 14th, 2020
  • MTWR, 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Clinicals: Dates to be announced , M-F, 6:00am - 2:00pm OR; 
  • July 20th, 2020 - August 14th, 2020
  • MTWR, 8:00am - 3:00pm
    • Clinicals: August 10th, 2020 - August 14th, 2020, M-F, 6:00am - 2:00pm
  • Room: HS 213

Healthcare Orientation:

  • Monday, June 1st at 6:00 pm


  • $999 - Tuition includes all necessary materials for class including:  scrubs, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, gait belt, watch, textbook/workbook and all other supplies.
  • The student will be responsible for the $104.50 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 (see below)
  • Criminal background check
  • 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.