Nurse Aide - Certificate Program

Young Hispanic Nurse Aid in Nursing Home with Elderly Man

Be a helping hand in long term care facilities with a Nurse Aide Certificate from CHCP McAllen!

Nurse Aide Program Length: 8 Weeks

The nursing field is growing and we are excited to start you on the path to assisting others as a nurse aide. We are now enrolling for our Nurse Aide Certificate in the Rio Grande Valley at our McAllen Texas Campus. Through our comprehensive lecture and clinical training, Nurse Aide students will learn person – centered basic care of residents in long term care centers and how to provide safety and preventative measures in the care of residents. Graduates will also be able to communicate and interact with residents and their families with sensitivity to the physical, social, and mental needs of residents.

Through the program you will also become CPR certified and participate in clinical rotation in a long term care facility or related location to apply the skills learned throughout the program.

Nurse Aide Career Growth

More than 177,700 new nurse aides, nursing assistants and other related jobs are expected to become available in the U.S. between 2012 and 2026 (11% growth), according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As the population ages, nurse aides will be needed to assist and care for elderly or disabled patients in long term care facilities such as assisted living facilities. Our Nurse Aide graduates can work as nursing assistants and orderlies for long term care facilities. For additional career titles and earning potential, please visit www.bls.gov.

Certify Your Skills

We train you for your state certification to be a state-certified nurse aid . Upon Graduation, you will be prepared to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP). It includes two separate tests. One measures knowledge; the other measures practical skills. We include test prep to prepare you for the state exam in the final weeks of your program.

CHCP's Nurse Aide is available in Texas in the following locations: