This certificate is offered by the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, a consortium of member universities Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University.
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing’s state-approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares students to assist patients and nurses with daily living needs. Many nursing schools, including Texas Tech University, now require nurses to hold a CNA certificate before applying to a BSN program. Our fast-paced summer program is ideal for students who want to enter the BSN program in the fall. The cost is only $900*.
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 function as an entry-level CNA employee.
CNA students who successfully complete the required hours and course objectives will be eligible to submit their application to take their state certification exam.
*cannot use student loans, scholarships, or other financial aid
The CNA certificate gives students a baseline to get started in nursing, prepare for a career, and students must only be 16 years old or older to take the certificate.
The CNA certificate offered by PHSSN enables students to choose a course pace that fits their schedules and gets them out into the field to quickly utilize new knowledge and skills.
Once certified, CNAs can work in a hospital, nursing home, doctor’s office, etc. In 2017, PHSSN had a 100% course pass rate, and 89% of graduates became certified and found jobs.
The program is a total of 100 hours and consists of both classroom and clinical days.
Application, interview, and admission to CNA certificate all completed at PHSSN.
CNA students who successfully complete the required hours and course objectives will be eligible to submit their application to take their state certification exam. Once certified, Certified Nursing Assistants can work in a hospital, nursing home, doctor’s office, etc.
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