Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistants earn between $20,000 and $25,000 annually.

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 health care, 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 assistants 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 health care.

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 Health Care 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: September 3 - October 25
Class Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spring 2020: February 3 - April 3 
Class Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Instructor: Ofelia Hess
  • Location: ITEC Center, Room 138

Financial Assistance

  • A limited number of scholarships are available.
  • Workforce Solutions funding is available for eligible applicants.

Register Today!
To register, contact the Office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education:
Phone: (956) 295-3724
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:37