Certified Nurse's Aide

​​​​​​​​​​​Do you want a health care career ​that’s always in high demand? Our Certified Nurse​s Aide/Assistant (CNA) program will give you the skills you need to make a difference in people’s lives.

A critical nursing shortage ensures immediate work for new gra​duates who have the skills and professionalism to take on this challenging but rewarding career. A CNA provides basic patient care and generally receives on-the-job training under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the following settings:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Long-term care facilities

You will learn principles of infection control, communication techniques and the skills to safely care for people. This program follows the standards and curriculum p​rovided by the Texas Department of Aging and Accessibility Services and prepares a student for and includes the TDADS Nurse Aide State Exam.

Nurse Aide Certification (CE Skills Award)

Courses Required:​

  • NURA 1001 - Nurse Aide for Health Care
  • NURA 1060 - Clinical - Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

Patient Care Technician (CE Skills Award)​​

Courses Required:

  • ​NURA 1001 - Nurse Aide for Health Care
  • NURA 1060 - CNA Clinical
  • ECRD 1011- EGK Technician
  • PLAB 1023 - Phlebotomy Essentials
  • NURA 2005 - Patient Care Technician Review​

​​Important: Check the CE schedule​ to verify if and when the class is currently being offered.

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HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. 

For more information please visit dallascollege.edu/hb1508.


Looking to earn more? A career as a certified nurse’s​ aide can start you on the path to a great career in health care.