Nurse Aide

Program Type: Face-to-Face
Program Level: Certificates
Department: Nursing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SPC

What is the Nurse Aide program?

Always working under the direction of a nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) the nurse aide provides hands-on nursing care to patients, residents, clients, and customers in a variety of healthcare 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

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What's special about the program?

Upon completion of the program, the Certified Nurse Aide student will have completed 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.

Students will have completed entry-level nursing assistants training to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care.
Program Information and Licensure

The St. Philip’s College Nurse Aide program is approved by Texas Health and Human Services and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award a Certificate of Completion in Nurse Aide.

Contact information for Texas Health and Human Services, North Austin Complex, 4601 W. Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78751-3146, Phone (512)-424-6500 or


Upon completion of this program, students qualify to be placed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry.

THECB Statutory Requirement

Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

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.

Admissions Application

Applications are submitted to:

Nursing Education Department Room 100
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78203

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, or persons who have opposed discrimination or participated in any complaint process on campus or before a government agency, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in employment or under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the College District. H.1.1


Contact Information

Program Director:
Dr. Krysten  Bailey, DNP, RN.
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 100C

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