This 100-hour class will provide the necessary information and skills to prepare the student to become a state certified nurse aide and work in health care facilities, where he/she will assist nurses in providing care.
The class will cover health care systems, the health care team, legal and ethical aspects, professionalism, communication skills, growth and development, anatomy and physiology, safety and infection control, first aid and emergency care, rehabilitation and restorative care, common health problems, special care concerns, and other health care topics.
Nurse aides perform basic nursing functions under the supervision of a Licensed Vocational Nurse or a Registered Nurse.
Nurse aides also handle procedures relating to patients’ personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, and elimination needs. Nurse aides work in many types of health care facilities, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, community health clinics, hospices, and physicians’ offices.
The Texas Nurse Aide Registry and Training course is required by the federal government for anyone wishing to work as a nurse aide in a long-term care facility. As soon as possible, following completion of training, the student is scheduled to take both the skills and written components of the state examination. State Examination fee is covered with tuition.