Objective: The Nurse Aide program designed to provide the students with the skills and abilities essential to the provision of basic care to homebound patients and residents in hospitals and long term care facilities. Graduates of this program will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients. They will assist patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence while observing patient rights. They will learn how to take vital signs, apply basic nutrition in meal planning, and follow infection control measures. Additionally, they will be able to apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting, and turning patients.
Students who successfully complete all the minimum and specific requirements as required by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Nurse Aide Registry will receive a certificate for Nurse Aide and are eligible to register for the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation for certification administered by the state of Texas. The Nurse Aide Program is one-hundred (100) hours in length including sixty (60) hours of classroom instruction and forty (40) hours of clinical instruction.
Class Schedule: Classes are offered at Texas Health School during the morning 08:00AM-12:50PM Monday through Friday, and evening 6PM-10PM Monday through Thursday and for Saturday classes from 08:00AM-04:50PM.
The Nurse Aide Program Includes the following:
- Introduction to Long Term Care
- Personal Care Skills
- Basic Nursing Skills
- Restorative Services
- Mental Health & Social Services
- Clinical Practice
Graduates may find entry-level employment as a Nurse Aide with Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Agencies, and State Schools, Hospitals, and Institutions.