|CNA at a Glance!
The Certified Nurse Aide program at Northeast Texas Community College is course series designed to prepare students to take the state certification test with NACES. The 2 courses prepare students for certification as entry level nursing assistants providing a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. The course consists of both didactic and clinical experience at a local Nursing facility. Certified Nurse Aides handle the day-to-day care of a patient in a hospital, assisted-living and long-term care facilities.
A Certified Nurses Aide’s top priority is to support the physical and emotional dailycare needs of a patient. CNAs work under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. While much of the work (bathing, dressing, feeding, and recording vital signs) aren't as glamorous as some other positions, CNA's often have the most patient contact; therefore, it is the position that often makes the greatest impact. Home health aides have a particularly important role in patients' lives, as they provide care for elderly, disabled, or convalescent persons in their own homes.
Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid. To qualify for financial aid, students must apply for financial aid through www.fafsa.ed.gov. The financial aid office at NTCC determines eligibility. Students interested in financial aid are encourage to apply at least one month prior to registration. If students qualify for aid, then students can then apply for a Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) and if eligible, can receive ½ of the tuition paid by the grant. The balance is the responsibility of the student. Payment plans are available for every situation. Contact Continuing Education for more information.