Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide

 

Nurse Aides are important! Working as a nurse aide is a rewarding career and can be a stepping stone to future nursing career pathways.

This program prepares students for entry level nursing assistants and achieves a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents. High school diploma and GED are NOT required.

Content includes residents’ rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Clinical is practical instruction with close and/or direct supervision provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. This is a direct patient contact course.

The Texas Nurse Aide Certification Exam in skills and written competency will be scheduled online by the student at the cost of $125 (price subject to change) once the program is complete. Students have the opportunity to do this on the last day of clinicals.

Workforce Solutions Eligible

Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other assistance from Workforce Solutions. See www.facebook.com/PermianBasinWorkforce for information on all the services they provide in partnership with Midland College.

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INSTRUCTORS


Erika Ortiz, LVN

Teaching NA classes for Midland College since 2010 and has a successful pass rate.

Grace Okugbere, LVN

Teaching NA classes for Midland College since 2016.

Both instructors have long-term care nursing experience and are excellent teachers!

Courses

Nurse Aide Classroom

This nurse aide classroom course will provide the student with knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the healthcare team, restorative services, mental health, and social services needs. No high school diploma or GED required. 

Nurse Aide Clinical

The Nurse Aide clinical course is practical instruction with close and/or direct supervision provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. This is a direct patient contact course.

Class Dates and Times

Class LOCATION

Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert
Room 212

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CLINICAL LOCATIONs

Ashton Medical Lodge

801 S. Loop 250 W

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The Village at Manor Park

2208 N Loop 250 W

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Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years-of-age or older
  • Copy of Photo ID or Driver’s License
  • Copy of Social Security Card – names must be exactly the same on both
  • Copy of current CPR Certification – Must be American Heart Association, BLS, within past 2 years
  • Pass criminal background check (processed by the office)
  • Proof of Immunizations: 
    • COVID-19 (or weekly testing at the clinical sites will be required)
    • Flu (October - March)
    • Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - 1 shot within last 10 years
    • MMR - 2 shots if born after 1957
    • Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 shots
    • Hepatitis B series - all 3 shots
    • Tuberculosis (TB) test (negative result) - within last 12 months

Supplies

  • Required Uniform:
    Set of Scrubs (hunter green top, khaki pants)
    Watch with Second Hand
    Tennis Shoes
    Masks
  • Nurse Aide Clinical patch - to be worn on the top left sleeve of scrub
  • Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope Set
  • Gait Belt
  • Thermometer with Sleeves

Required Textbook

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care, 4th Ed.

Supplies Recommended

  • Black Ink Pen, 2
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Notebook (2” binder)
  • Notebook Paper
  • Index Cards (any size)

Midland College Bookstore

Most of the supplies listed above are available at the Midland College Bookstore, part of the Scharbauer Student Center on the MC main campus.

Application & Enrollment

Full payment of $565 and the completed application packet must be turned in to register for the course. Our policy is first-come, first-served and classes fill quickly.

Application packets may also be downloaded by clicking the link below or for pick up at the MC Advanced Technology Center, Room 143, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Midland, Texas.

Cost

Tuition & Fees for the Entire Program is $695.00

Classroom Tuition - $395.00
Clinical Tuition - $300.00

BOTH courses must be completed to register for the State of Texas exam.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Health Sciences Continuing Education Opportunity

Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Apply in the department office with proof of household income and a one-page essay expressing goals and financial needs.

HSCE Scholarship Packet (pdf)


Casa de Amigos Scholarship Opportunity

Call (432) 682-9701 or visit www.casadeamigosmidland.org

Workforce Solutions Scholarship Opportunity

Call (432) 686-4886 or email sheena.washington@workforcepb.org

As a Nurse Aide student, expect

  • Classes on Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3 pm
    (Monday - Thursday for summer classes)
  • Occasional evening/weekend classes
  • Work closely with a small group of students
  • 10 - 15 hours/week outside of class personal study time to be successful
  • 66 hours of classroom instruction
  • 48 hours of hands-on clinical instruction

Upon Successful Completion of the Program

Eligible to take the Texas Nurse Aide certification exam

Nurse Aide Opportunities

Nurse Aides can make up to $32,557 in the state of Texas. The most common areas of work for a CNA are long-term care facilities, hospitals, physician offices, health departments, and home health care agencies. Within these settings, you can work with a variety of different patients from the very young to the very old.

Interested in MC's Nurse Aide Program?


Call (432) 681-6338
And schedule an Advisor/Registration Appointment