Nurse Aide

 

The job of a Nurse Aide is an important one. Working as a nurse aide is a rewarding career that can also be a stepping stone to future nursing career pathways such as nursing (LVN or RN).

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 $104.50 (price subject to change) once the program is complete. Students have the opportunity to do this on the last day of clinicals.

Joining our Program

Admission Requirements

  • Must be 18 years-of-age or older
  • Copy of Photo ID or Driver’s License
  • Copy of Social Security Card – names must be exactly the same on both
  • Copy of current CPR Certification – Must be American Heart Association, BLS, within past 2 years
  • Pass criminal background check (processed by the office)
  • Proof of Immunizations:
    • Flu (October - March)
    • Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - 1 shot within last 10 years
    • MMR - 2 shots if born after 1957
    • Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 shots
    • Hepatitis B series - all 3 shots
    • Tuberculosis (TB) test (negative result) - within last 12 months

Enrollment Process/Packets

Full payment of $565 and the completed registration packet must be turned in to register for the course. Our policy is first-come, first-served and classes fill quickly.

HSCE - Nurse Aide Registration Packet (pdf)

You may also pick-up a registration packet at the MC Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 141.

Supplies

  • Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope Set
  • Scantron cards (30 total)
  • Uniform:
    • set of scrubs (hunter green top, and khaki bottom)
    • new Nurse Aide patch (available at Midland College Bookstore)
    • wrist watch with second hand
    • tennis shoes

Most of the supplies are available at the Midland College Bookstore, located on the MC main campus, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX.

Required Textbook

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care, 4th Ed.

Cost

Tuition & Fees for the Entire Program is $565.00

Classroom Tuition - $287.00
Clinical Tuition - $278.00

BOTH courses must be completed to register for the State of Texas exam.

Scholarships

Scholarships available for qualified applicants. Applications may be submitted in the department office. Please provide proof of household income and a one-page essay expressing goals and financial needs.

Scholarships also available through Casa de Amigos. For more information, call (432) 682-9701 or visit www.casadeamigosmidland.org.

INSTRUCTORS


Erika Ortiz, LVN

Teaching NA classes for Midland College since 2010 and has a successful pass rate.

Grace Okugbere, LVN

Teaching NA classes for Midland College since 2016.

Both instructors have long-term care nursing experience and are excellent teachers!

Class Dates and Times

As a Nurse Aide student, expect

  • Classes on Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3 pm
  • 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

Certified 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.

Interested in MC's Nurse Aide Program?


Call (432) 681-6338
And schedule an Advisor/Registration Appointment