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.
The Nurse Aide Training course is one of the many Linked courses available at Collin College. Taught by credit professors, Linked courses mix credit and non-credit (CE) students in the same learning environment, ensuring the same rigorous standards are met in your education. CE students earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) instead of college credits. CE students complete a quick admission process and follow CE tuition refund guidelines. 
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Steps to Enroll:

  • The Pre-Admission application for CNA is available on the Health Professions page.  You will complete the application, and follow all other instructions as listed. After submitting the application, you will be contacted with enrollment instructions. 

Employment Opportunities
Job Titles 
Nurse Aide
Nursing Assistant
Hospice Aide 
Mental Health Technician
Home Health Aide
Job Locations
Long term care facilities
Nursing homes
Rehabilitations centers
Home Health companies
Hospice providers
Senior Living residences
Memory Care facilities 


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