Nurse Aide (CNA)

Nurse Aide Training Program

Dallas Career Institute’s Nurse Aide Training Program prepares students for a career as a nurse aide through comprehensive instruction and practical application of the skills necessary to succeed as a nurse aide under the guidance and supervision of highly qualified instructors.

The Nurse Aide Training Program prepares students for an entry-level job as a nurse aide in long-term care facilities and hospitals. Students will learn how to provide basic nursing care to residents and how to communicate effectively based on the psychosocial needs of residents and their families. They will acquire the skills necessary to assist residents in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence. Students learn how to protect, support and promote the rights of residents and how to apply safety and preventative measures in the care of residents. Additionally, they learn to function as an integral member of the health care team and will be able to describe how their skills and observations contribute to the overall health care system for long-term care facility residents.

Total cost for the program is $600.00 (Tuition and Uniform included). The book is separate and can either be rented for $10 or purchased for $30 extra. The state fee for the exam will be paid to the state at the time of exam registration and will be a total of 104.50.

If a payment plan is needed, $200 will be due at registration and the remaining balance can then be made in payments up until your graduation date.

The program cost includes tuition and one uniform which must be worn to classes.

Classes begin the first Monday of each month and students graduate in 4 weeks.

Morning and Evening options are available.

Upcoming Class Start Dates:

January 7th, 2019, February 4th, 2019, March 4th, 2019, April 1st, 2019

May 6th, 2019, June 3rd, 2019, July 1st, 2019, August 5th, 2019

Class Hours

Morning class : 9am to 1pm.

Evening class: 5pm to 9pm

Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Clinical Training will be held on Saturdays and Sundays in the mornings from 7am to 1pm.

Additional Costs

Students will need a current CPR certification during the clinical training at the nursing home. The cost of the CPR training is $50.00 CASH ONLY (additional cost).

You will also need a TB clearance before beginning your clinical rotation. (These can be done at CVS MinuteClinic, Walgreens, or Walmart Pharmacy Clinics.)

We are vendors to Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and The GI Bill for Veterans.

Course Requirements:
To be accepted, applicants for the Nurse Aide Training Program must:
• provide proof of completion of 8th Grade (transcript, diploma, home-schooling affidavit or
other official documentation indicating completion of 8th grade or 8th grade equivalent),
• provide proof of being at least 16 years of age,
• not be listed as unemployable on the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) and
• not have been convicted of a criminal offense listed in the Texas Health and Safety Code §250.00

Competencies: Upon completion of this course
o Graduates will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients, assist patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence while observing patient rights.
o Graduates will learn how to perform basic first aid, CPR, take vital signs, apply the elements of basic nutrition in meal planning and follow infection control measures.
o Graduates will learn to apply proper body mechanics in bed making, lifting and turning patients.
o Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be prepared to sit for the Texas Nurse Aide Competency and Evaluation Program (NATCEP) exam. Upon successfully passing the Texas NATCEP, they will be prepared to begin their rewarding career in healthcare as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) .