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Certified Nurse Aide

Available in Brenham and Bryan, Blinn's Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program quickly provides students the thorough, hands-on training they need to begin their healthcare career and pass the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Exam, which certifies them for employment as a nurse aid in the State of Texas.

The 120-hour program teaches basic caregiving skills, infection control, communication techniques, and safety procedures. The program consists of a $700 lecture course and a $300 clinical course for a $1,000 total cost, though scholarships may be available. Upcoming classes can be found on the Course Schedule page.

CNAs are often employed in nursing care facilities, frequently serving as principal caregivers. They often have more contact with residents than other staff members and their responsibilities can include answering call lights; communicating with residents, families, and staff; serving meals; making beds; and tidying residents' rooms. CNAs also may be responsible for taking residents’ temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, or blood pressure. They help provide care to residents by providing mobility assistance, escorting them to the dining room or appointments, or providing assistance with skin care.

Program Highlights

Blinn’s CNA program requires 120 hours of participation, including clinical experience. Successful completion qualifies the student to test with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for certification.

Students should anticipate a few additional expenses beyond tuition, including immunizations, scrubs, a criminal background check, drug screening, a blood pressure cuff, and a stethoscope.

To enroll in the Certified Nurse Aide Program, students must first participate in a mandatory online  healthcare information session.

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Certified Nurse Aide
Phone: 979-830-4443 | 979-830-4195

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