CNA Classes in Amarillo, TX

Nursing, as a profession, in general, is both rewarding and challenging. It’s a vocation that although appeals to a lot of people, is better suited for those who genuinely enjoy helping those in need.

Certified Nursing Assistants especially need to have compassion for people since they are on the front lines, directly interacting with patients and healthcare facility residents. CNAs need to attend to basic patient needs like feeding, bathing, dressing, and even transferring them from bed to wheelchair. Aside from theoretical and clinical training, positive traits like strong work ethic, patience, and emotional strength should be inculcated during CNA training.

Vista College

Vista College Professional Development Division specializes in hybrid training programs in engineering, healthcare, project management, technology, and trades. These training programs are provided for both individuals and companies that seek continuing career skills and personal development.

Several of the programs can be completed purely online, on-campus or in a combination of both. All health care programs, including the Nursing Assistant Program, complies with the guidelines set by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management. The Nursing Assistant Program specifically covers the skills and proficiencies outlined in the Texas Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook. These skills and proficiencies include vital signs monitoring, physical therapy basics, patient communication techniques, medical equipment handling, and laws and regulations governing the CNA profession.

The program is short-term, only running for four weeks. There would be clinical training at approved nursing facilities around the area.

The tuition fee for the program is around $750. Vista College has a “Pricematch Guarantee.” Vista will match the price of identical programs offered by competitors if applicants can prove that the program is offered at a lower price elsewhere. Only a screenshot of the competitor’s lower pricing is necessary but Vista will first verify its authenticity before the applicant can avail of the lower price.

Vista College has a dedicated Career Services Department that helps students identify and pursue career and job opportunities. This is through the development of a quality cover letters and resumes, job interview skills, and an effective job search strategy.

Contact Vista College Professional Development Division by phone (877-763-6226 (on-campus training) or 855-427-6744 (online training)) or visit their website for more information.

Amarillo College

Amarillo College offers outstanding Associate Degree and Certificate programs that prepare students for their chosen career path or to the pursuance of higher education. The college’s main goal is the success of its students but it also aims to enrich their lives and that of the community. Two of Amarillo College’s concrete student success goals include a 70 percent completion rate by 2020 and the alignment with the demands of the Labor Market.

Amarillo’s Continuing Healthcare programs are already helping the college achieve the latter goal with in-demand programs like the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program. Offered at the college’s West Campus, the CNA program has both classroom and hands-on training sessions. The syllabus includes an introduction to professional CNA, theory lecture, clinicals, and skills review.

The program length is 12 weeks with day and evening class schedules. Only in-person registration is accepted. Course prerequisites include a scheduled advising appointment, complete and updated immunization records (eight types of immunizations required), and a criminal background check (Student Background Check via precheck.com).

The CNA program at Amarillo College is eligible for financial aid. The total estimated cost of the program is $1250.50. This includes the tuition ($895), uniform ($120), books ($77), background check ($54 (not covered by financial aid)), and testing fees ($104.50).

Contact Amarillo College’s CNA program advisor, Will Ratliff by phone (806-354-6085) or email him (will.ratliff@actx.edu).

Here are other facilities and institutions that are accredited to offer CNA programs by the Texas Health and Human Services’ Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP):

Amarillo VA Medical & Community Living Center

6010 Amarillo Boulevard West, Amarillo, Texas 79106

Tel.: 806-355-9703

 

Kirkland Court Nurse Aide Training and Competency

1601 Kirkland Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79106

Tel.: 806-355-8281

 

Ussery Roan State Veterans Home

1020 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, Texas 79124

Tel.: 806-322-8387

 

Bushland High School

1201 S. FM 2381, Bushland, Texas 79012

806-322-1184

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