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The Nurse Aide program is 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 Health and Human Services Commission 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. Graduates may find entry-level employment as a nurse aide with hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, state schools, and institutions.
The graduates will utilize the following workplace skills in a variety of medical settings:
- Communicating with patients who have trouble with hearing or speech
- Assisting patients who have memory loss (such as Alzheimer’s), confusion, or trouble understanding
- Reassuring and comforting residents and their families in times of need
- Educating family members as well as residents on treatments and preventive care
- Providing orientations to new residents and mentoring them on the operations of your facility
- Responsible behavior as a health care professional
- Demonstrate proper hand washing technique.
- Ability to record vital signs and perform range of motion exercises
- Ability to assist patients with walking using gait belt
- Ability to assist patients with bathing, dressing, toileting, oral care, perineal care and hand, foot, and nail care.
NURSE AIDE PROGRAM OUTLINE
Nurse Aide Day Program Information: The Day program is 4 weeks in length and the classes are scheduled on Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 1:10 pm
Nurse Aide Evening Program Information: The Evening program is 6.25 weeks in length and the classes are scheduled from Monday through Thursday from 5:45 pm to 9:55 pm
Nurse Aide Weekend Program Information: The Weekend program is 12 weeks in length and the classes are scheduled on Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Texas Health School is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, COE, a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
Texas Health School is approved and regulated by:
- Texas Health and Human Services
- Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas
- Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Education
Texas Health School:
- Is recognized by the United States Department of Education for participation in Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student and Parent Loans)
- Is approved for training of veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code for approved programs by the Texas Workforce Commission including VA vocational rehabilitation programs
A copy of the school’s accreditation, licensure, and approvals are on file and available for review upon written request to the School Director.
Nurse Aide Certification Exam
Students who successfully complete all the minimum and specific requirements as required by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission 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
For more information on the certification examination visit https://www.hhs.texas.gov/ or call 1-512-438-2050 or email us at email@example.com.
If you are ready to enroll, you must first meet the following requirements
A high school diploma or GED
A Wonderlic Scholastic level exam score of 11
The ability to read and write in English
Clinical hours will vary based upon the clinical site schedule
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