Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant earn between $25,183 and $30,510 annually. 

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

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Employment Opportunities

Over 250 Personal Care Assistants are needed throughout Cameron County annually.

Certified Nursing Assistants are in high demand. If you enjoy caring for people, and are interested in a career in healthcare, becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant is a great career choice. The Nurse Assistant Training Program in an intensive, 120-hour course consisting of classroom instruction, skills lab experience, and hands-on training at a clinical site. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the state certification exam. Nursing assistant typically work in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities under the supervision of the registered nurse. Take the next step to a rewarding career in healthcare.

This 112-hour, 7 week, CNA program has been designed to deliver the skills you need in a short period of time so you can enter this high growth occupation quickly.

Program Enrollment Requirements

Students taking health programs that have direct contact with patients may be required to meet or obtain the following:

  • Proof of completion of Hepatitis B vaccine series
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer
  • Hospital scrubs and student identification badge
  • Flu Shot
  • Current immunizations: Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (TDAP), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, negative TB Skin Test or chest X-ray, Chicken Pox (Varicella), Hepatitis B series
Course Information
  • Tuition: $1,500
  • Dates:

         Fall 2019 October 4, 2019 – November 26, 2019
         Class Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
         NURA 1001 – Nurse Aid Health Care

         Spring 2020 February 3, 2020 - March 20, 2020
         Class Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
         NURA1060 – Clinical Nurse Asst. Aid and Patient Assistant

  • Instructor: Ofelia Hess
  • Location: ITECC Room number 138
Financial Assistance
  • A limited number of scholarships are available.
  • Workforce Solutions funding is available for eligible applicants.
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To register, contact the Office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education

     Phone: (956) 295-3724
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Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2019 08:11