Nurse Aides are important! Working as a nurse aide is a rewarding career and can be a stepping stone to future nursing career pathways.
This program prepares students for entry level nursing assistants and achieves a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents. High school diploma and GED are NOT required.
Content includes residents’ rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Clinical is practical instruction with close and/or direct supervision provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. This is a direct patient contact course.
The Texas Nurse Aide Certification Exam in skills and written competency will be scheduled online by the student at the cost of $125 (price subject to change) once the program is complete. Students have the opportunity to do this on the last day of clinicals.
Workforce Solutions (WIOA) Eligible
Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See www.facebook.com/PermianBasinWorkforce, call (432) 367-1449 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building. Note: Students receiving federal and state financial aid are not eligible for WIOA assistance.
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Erika Ortiz, LVN
MC Nurse Aide instructor since 2010 with a successful pass rate.
Nurse Aide Classroom
This nurse aide classroom course will provide the student with knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the healthcare team, restorative services, mental health, and social services needs. No high school diploma or GED required.
Nurse Aide Clinical
The Nurse Aide clinical course is practical instruction with close and/or direct supervision provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. This is a direct patient contact course.
Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert
The Village at Manor Park
2208 N Loop 250 W
- 18 years or older
- Copy of Photo ID or Driver’s License
- Copy of Social Security Card – names must be exactly the same on both
- CPR Certified
Provide a copy of current CPR Certification.
Must be American Heart Association, BLS, within past 2 years.
MC CPR Courses
CPR courses as part of our Risk Management Training program. Browse course offerings at the link below or call (432) 683-2832 for details.
Risk Management Training Course Offerings
- Pass Criminal Background Check (processed by the office)
- Proof of Current Immunizations
- Flu (October - March)
- Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - 1 shot within last 10 years
- MMR - 2 shots if born after 1957
- Hepatitis B series - all 3 shots
- Tuberculosis (TB) test (negative result) - within last 12 months
- Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 shots
If you have had chicken pox, download, print, and complete this form:
Documenting History of Illness (pdf)
- Required Uniform:
Set of Scrubs (hunter green top, khaki pants)
Watch with Second Hand
- Nurse Aide Clinical patch - to be worn on the top left sleeve of scrub
- Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope Set
- Gait Belt
- Thermometer with Sleeves
Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care, 5th Ed.
- Black Ink Pen, 2
- No. 2 Pencils
- Notebook (2” binder)
- Notebook Paper
- Index Cards (any size)
Midland College Bookstore
Most of the supplies listed above are available at the Midland College Bookstore, part of the Scharbauer Student Center on the MC main campus.
Total Program Cost = $695
- Includes tuition & fees for the classroom and clinical instruction.
- BOTH courses must be completed to register for the State of Texas exam.
- Classroom Tuition - $395
- Clinical Tuition - $300
Health Sciences Continuing Education Scholarships
Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Apply in the department office with proof of household income and a one-page essay expressing goals and financial needs.
Workforce Solutions Scholarship
Contact Priscilla Trejo at (432) 367-1449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Midland Memorial Health Scholarship at Midland College
(Certified Nurse Aide & Phlebotomy Only)
Visit www.midlandhealth.org/foundation/scholarship-programs for details.
As a Nurse Aide student, expect
- Classes on Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3 pm
(Monday - Thursday for summer classes)
- Occasional evening/weekend classes
- Work closely with a small group of students
- 10 - 15 hours/week outside of class personal study time to be successful
- 66 hours of classroom instruction
- 48 hours of hands-on clinical instruction
Upon Successful Completion of the Program
Eligible to take the Texas Nurse Aide certification exam
Nurse Aide Opportunities
Nurse Aides can make up to $32,557 in the state of Texas. The most common areas of work for a CNA are long-term care facilities, hospitals, physician offices, health departments, and home health care agencies. Within these settings, you can work with a variety of different patients from the very young to the very old.
Administered by Prometric
More information can be found on their website, or contact directly at 1-800-488-5787, email at email@example.com.
Nurse Aide Practice Exams are available at:
Prometric Nurse Aide Practice Exams
- To renew your CNA certification, call the Nurse Aide Registry Line at (512) 438-2050
or visit the Nurse Aide Registry website:
Texas Nurse Aide Registry
- To renew your CNA certification in Texas, visit:
Texas Nurse Aide Registry - Forms
Non-Texas Nurse Aides
Non-Texas Nurse Aide's may visit the Texas Nurse Aide Registry website to complete a Form 5505-NAR, Request for Entry on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry Through Reciprocity, and submit to the Nurse Aide Registry.
Call (432) 681-6354
to schedule an Advisor/Registration Appointment