Certified Nurse Aide

Galveston College Continuing Education

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in a long-term care facility. Explore the key components set by Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Course topics may include residents’ rights, communication, safety observation, reporting, and basic comfort and care. Emphasis is placed upon effective interaction with the health care teams. CPR Training is provided as part of the course but may be outside of stated class time. Students must enroll concurrently in both NURA 1001 (classroom 60 hrs) and NURA 2005 (clinical 40 hrs) to complete the program and be eligible for examination.

Clinical hours are scheduled at various times by the instructor, and may include day, evening, and/or weekend times. Healthcare program requirements must be met prior to clinical days.  Students must wear burgundy scrubs and white shoes to clinical days. The student is responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites.  Textbook is included with tuition. Scrubs are available for purchase along with stethoscope and watch with a second hand in the bookstore. Students are responsible for scheduling certification testing and paying testing fees online, this is separate from tuition. This program is eligible for a payment plan.

Average Hourly Wage


Time to Completion

10 weeks

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Moody Hall - Room 140


Galveston College – Continuing Education
4015 Avenue Q, Suite M-140
Galveston, TX  77550