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Certified Nurse Aide

Blinn College's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program provides an opportunity for hands-on care and the performance of routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. Students learn basic caregiving skills, infection control, communication techniques, and safety procedures.

CNAs are often employed in nursing care facilities, where they frequently serve as principal caregivers. They often have more contact with residents than other members of the staff, and their responsibilities often include answering call lights; communicating with residents, families, and staff; serving meals; making beds; and tidying residents' rooms.

Nursing Assistants may also be responsible for taking residents’ temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, or blood pressure. They also help provide care to residents by assisting them with getting into and out of bed and walking, escorting them to the dining room or appointments, or providing assistance with skin care.


Technical and Community Education Course Schedule

Program Highlights

Certified Nurse Aide

Blinn’s CNA program requires 120 hours of participation, including clinical experience. Successful completion qualifies the student to test with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for certification.

You should plan for a few additional expenses beyond tuition, including immunizations, scrubs, a criminal background check, drug screening, a blood pressure cuff and a stethoscope.

To enroll in the Certified Nurse Aide Program, students must first participate in a mandatory healthcare information session.

Contact Us

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Certified Nurse Aide
Phone: 979-830-4443 | 979-209-7205
Email: healthcare@blinn.edu

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