Certified Nurse Aide

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Continuing Education
409.944.1344  |  CE@GC.EDU

Galveston College Continuing Education

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in a long-term care facility or for a Home Health Agency. Explore the key component set forth by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.  Course topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety observation, reporting and basic comfort and care. Emphasis is placed on the effective interaction with the respective healthcare teams. CPR training is provided as part of the course but will be outside of the stated class time. Students must enroll concurrently in both NURA 1001 (60 classroom hours) and NURA 2005 (40 clinical hours) to complete the program and to be eligible for the certification 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 enrollment. Burgundy/wine scrubs, closed-toe white shoes and a watch with a second hand must be worn during clinical days. The student is responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites. The course textbook and workbook are included with tuition. Students are responsible for scheduling and paying for the certification testing fees online. This program is eligible for a payment plan, additional funding sources may be available for eligible students.

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.   Please check our schedule for current offerings.

Average Hourly Wage


Time to Completion

10 weeks

Market Growth


Galveston College Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. -  

5:00 p.m.