• CNA Classes

    Patty Hanks provides a 10-Day CNA Certification Class!

    Our state approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares students to assist patients with daily living needs and to assist Nurses. Students are taught the Texas Department of Aging and Disability (TDAD) Curriculum and by the end of the course, students will be prepared to take their CNA state exam and to function as an entry level CNA employee.

    PHSSN received a 100% State pass rate for 2015 and again achieved another 100% in 2016. CNA students who successfully complete the required hours and course objectives will be eligible to submit their application to take their state certification exam.

    The cost of the course is $900.00 and tuition includes: CNA textbook, 100 hours of instruction, application fees for state exam, required clinical attire, and a drug test. The following information are requirements for entry into the CNA program:

    • A criminal background check including finger prints
    • A drug screening
    • A negative TB screening
    • Required immunizations
    • Students must be physically able to bend, squat, reach, lift a minimum of 25 lbs and stand for long periods of time without difficulty or medical restrictions
    • Students must be able to read and comprehend on an 8th grade level
    • Medical course(s) or medical experience is required (10-day class only)

    State Required Immunizations for CNA Students

    The State of Texas requires certain immunizations for the CNA students which can be downloaded here: Required State Immunizations for CNA Class

    Per State regulations, immunizations must be current prior to clinical training.  Students will not be permitted to attend clinical training without proper documentation of the required immunizations, in addition to a negative TB test.

    For questions regarding immunization requirements contact Pam Duncan, RN at Pam.M.Duncan@phssn.edu

    Regular Pace Class Information

    The program is a total of 100 hours and consists of both classroom and clinical days. Classroom and Clinical days will be as follows:

    Wednesday-Friday

    8:00 am - 2:30 pm (Students are encouraged to bring their lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)

    Fast Pace Class Information

    Our fast pace class is designed for individuals who are dedicated and are quick learners. A previous medical background and/or medical courses would be helpful. The program is a total of 100 hours and consists of both classroom and clinical days. Classroom and Clinical days will be as follows:

    Monday-Friday

    8:00 am - 2:30 pm (Students are encouraged to bring their lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)

    10 Day Class Information

    Our 10-day class is designed for students with medical experience or for students that have taken medical course(s).

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday (10-hour classes)

    8:00am - 6:30pm (Students are encouraged to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)

    2016-2017 CNA Class Schedule:

    • 3/23/17 - 4/13/2016 (10 Day Class)
    • 5/22/2017 - 6/14/2017 (Fast Pace)
    • 7/20/17 - 8/10/17 (10 Day Class)
    • 9/13/2017 - 10/19/2017 (Regular Pace)
    • 11/24/17 - 12/15/17 (10 Day Class)

    *Times and Dates are Subject to Change

    For any questions or more information, please contact Pam Duncan (Pam.M.Duncan@phssn.edu) at the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing.

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