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Nurse Aide in Healthcare (CNA)

NURA 1001 - Nurse Aide in Healthcare (CNA) (68 Hours)

This comprehensive program includes lecture and clinical components, and prepares students to achieve knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide safe care as entry-level nursing assistants to the residents of long term care facilities. Some of the topics include patient comfort and safety, range of motion for long term care residents, residents' rights, etc. This training program is licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

NURA 1001 - Nurse Aide in Healthcare (CNA) (68 Hours)

The clinical experience is the opportunity for students to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. Clinicals take place at an established long-term care facility approved by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Lecture & Clinical MUST be taken within the same session (Day classes together or Night classes together). For program information, please call: (210) 486-3325.


  • Students must be free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical/emotional health to safely care for patients. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Students must not currently be listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in a revoked status.
  • Background Check (
  • Hep B Shot series (Plan ahead! This shot series takes six months)


Nurse Aide In-Service Education

Our courses are designed to satisfy the 24 hour in-service education requirement, which is part of the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) renewal process (TAC;Title 40;Part 1; Chapter 94; Rule 94.9). "Effective September 1, 2013, a nurse aide renewing a certification must complete at least 24 hours of in-service education every two years that includes training in geriatrics and the care of residents with a dementia disorder, including Alzheimer's disease." Approved by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. We have options designed to suit your needs you can take 3 - 24 hours.

Online LVN & RN Refresher Courses

Program includes online instruction, a laboratory course and a clinical preceptorship and is appropriate for both RNs and LVNs. Nurses review basic medical surgical nursing knowledge and skills in preparation for returning to the clinical setting.

Who should attend this program?

This program is designed for:

  1. Currently licensed nurses (RN/LVN) who have been away from the clinical setting for a period of time (typically more than 4 years) and wants a good medical/surgical refresher before going back to the clinical setting.
  2. Nurses that are applying for reinstatement of their Texas nursing license and need and are required to complete a "nursing refresher course."
  3. Nurses that are applying for Texas nursing licensure coming from another state/country (nurse must be eligible for Texas licensure), and are required to complete a "nursing refresher course."

Program Objectives:

The following program objectives meet the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners' (BNE, expectations for nursing refresher courses: current nursing roles in the clinical setting; nursing process to include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; systems review; skills review; pharmacology review; medication administration; documentation, quality assurance and legal implications for nursing practice; and a RN supervised clinical experience (preceptorship) providing direct patient care.

Note: CPR is not included in this program, but is required as a prerequisite for the program and is required by the BNE to complete a nursing refresher. CPR courses are available through local community colleges. Students must complete all segments of the program to meet requirements for reinstatement of licensure. Continuing nursing education (CNE) credits cannot be given for this program, as they include review of basic nursing knowledge.

VNSG 2033 - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Refresher Theory (120 Hours)

Current nursing practice as related to various clinical areas. Designed for LVNs wishing to return to practice or update previous nursing knowledge.

End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify the role and functions of the LVN including nursing process application as coordinator of care, provider of care, and member of the profession; identify the legal and ethical aspects of LVN practice; discuss current trends, issues, and client management in disease process across the life span; and demonstrate competency in LVN nursing skills.

Prerequisite: Background Check (
 Hep B Shot series (Plan ahead! This shot series takes six months) 

RNSG 1006 - Re-Entry Nursing Update (120 Hours)

Current nursing practice as related to the clinical areas of medical-surgical, maternal-child, psychiatric-mental health, community health, and emergency nursing care.  This course is designed for inactive nurses returning to active practice.  This course will summarize the Nursing Practice Act of Texas; differentiate and support holistic nursing care for clients and families utilizing appropriate nursing knowledge, experience, and legal/ethical standards of care; compare and contrast the different roles of professional nurses and their contributions to the profession; and utilize critical thinking principles to develop a holistic plan of care for clients with health care needs.

Prerequisite: Background Check (

Hep B Shot series (Plan ahead! This shot series takes six months)