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Nurse Aide Training (CNA)

The Nurse Aide Training course will provide the skills needed to work as a nurse aide.  Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination.  Certification as a nurse aide allows students to gain entry-level employment in a variety of healthcare work environments including hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and rehabilitation facilities.
Students will complete 80 hours of a combination of classroom and laboratory instruction.  If successful in the classroom, students will then proceed to 48 hours of clinical instruction at a state-approved long-term care facility.  Students must successfully complete both classroom and clinical portions to be eligible to take the exam.

Steps to Enroll:

  • Complete the Collin Pre-Admission Application Packet and email to no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Late applications will be considered for the next available class.
  • Individuals will be selected to meet via Zoom for an interview with the Program Manager.
  • Selected individuals will be notified via email once authorization to enroll has been granted.
Collin Pre-Admission Application Packet
The Pre-Admission Application Packet is required to be completed in full before a student will be considered for the Nurse Aide Training course.  Submit the completed application and all accompanying documents to the CE Health Sciences Department.  Scan and email documents to Paper applications are not accepted.
General questions can be directed to this same office by calling 972.985.3761 or emailing