What is the Nurse Aide program?
Always working under the direction of a nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) the nurse aid provides hands-on nursing care to patients, residents, clients, and customers in a variety of health care settings. Nurse aides typically provide assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and oral care to people who cannot do these tasks alone.
What will I learn?
This program will include residents’ rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting, and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety, with clinical experience of instruction providing detailed educational training and work-based skilled experience in direct patient care at a clinical site.
What can I do with this course of study?
Certified Nursing Assistant
What's special about the program?
Upon completion of the program, the Certified Nurse Aide student will have completed an entry-level nursing assistants training to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents in long-term care facilities.
The St. Philip’s College Nurse Aide program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award a Certificate of Completion in Nurse Aide.
Contact information for the Texas Board of Nursing is William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone (512) 305-7400 or at http://www.bon.texas.gov/contact_us.asp.
Upon completion of this program, students qualify to be placed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry.
Criminal background check, application, and immunization records are required for admission to the program.
Application submissions should be sent 3 months before the start of the new Cohort.
Students will be notified of acceptance to the program approximately one month prior to the start of the Cohort.
Applications are submitted to:
Nursing Education Department Room 100
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78203
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 100C