Nursing
Certified Nurses Aide

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Salary: $15,676 - $22,154
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Hourly: $7.94 - $11.61
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 2 weeks-4 months
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Length of Training
This training can be conducted in a high school, medical or long-term facility or at a community college. The nurse’s aide training programs can be two to fifteen weeks in length.

Licensure/Certification

Successful completion of an approved program in nursing assistance prepares the student to take the Texas Nurses Aide Registry skills and written exam, a certification exam. To work in a licensed nursing home in Texas, a nurse’s aide is required to have this certification. Most hospitals and other facilities also require certification. In addition, the patient care assistant is eligible for certification as a home health aide with additional training in home healthcare.

Educational Programs
Many high schools offer training to become a certified nurse’s aide as part of the Health Science Technology Education program. Educational programs are also available at these colleges:

University or College City Degree*
Amarillo College Amarillo C
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Angelina College Lufkin C
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Austin Community College Austin C
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Blinn College Brenham C
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Central Texas College Killeen C
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Clarendon College Clarendon C
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Coastal Bend College Beeville C
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El Paso Community College District El Paso C
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Frank Phillips College Borger C
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Grayson County College Denison C
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Howard College Big Spring C
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Lee College Baytown C
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Lone Star College System: Montgomery Campus Conroe C
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Lone Star College System: North Harris Campus Houston C
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Lone Star College System: Tomball Campus Tomball C
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Navarro College Corsicana C
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Odessa College Odessa C
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Palo Alto College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Panola College Carthage C
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Paris Junior College Paris C
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Sam Houston State University Huntsville C
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena C
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San Jacinto College: South Campus Houston C
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South Plains College Levelland C
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South Texas College McAllen C
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Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde C
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Tarrant County College: Trinity River East Campus Fort Worth C
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Trinity Valley Community College Athens C
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Vernon College Vernon C
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Victoria College Victoria C
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Weatherford College Weatherford C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate