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Many people feel like they're trapped in careers that don't challenge or excite them, yet they're too afraid to leave because of the bad economy. Business experts have been saying that now is one of the best times in recent history to think about returning to school so that individuals can learn an entirely new set of skills to increase their chances of getting a great job. This is one of the reasons why so many people have been enrolling in Texas CNA classes.

Most CNA classes are designed to prepare individuals to become certified nursing assistants in hospitals, nursing homes, or mental health facilities. Although doctors and nurses are responsible for most of the decision making in a patient's treatment process, they often rely on the services of medical assistants to help them execute these plans in a timely manner.

Becoming a CNA in Texas

In order to become a CNA in Texas, an individual must complete a state-approve CNA training program and complete the state CNA competency evaluations. Some individuals are eligible to exempt from Texas CNA training and can be placed on the CNA registry after passing the Texas CNA examinations. These individuals include:

  • Individuals who, after July 1, 1989, have successfully completed the training portion of a state-approved NATCEP in another state and have not passed the CNA exam or been placed on the registry in another state.
  • Individuals who, after July 1, 1989, have successfully completed 100 hours or more of military training that is equivalent to CNA training.
  • Individuals who, after July 1, 1989, have completed LVN or RN training but are not licensed as an LVN or RN or have not held a license that's been revoked.
  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in a nursing program and have demonstrated competency in basic nursing skills in accordance with the school's curriculum.

If an individual does not pass the CNA evaluation after 3 attempts, he or she must retrain in an approved CNA training course in order to become eligible to retake the exam.

If an individual is on the nurse aide registry in another state that is in compliance with applicable federal laws and completes the necessary DADS-required documentation, he or she may apply for reciprocity. An individual who is training to become a CNA may work in a nursing facility for up to 4 months. If the individual is not on the registry after 4 months, he or she will be terminated.

There is no minimum education requirement for an individual to work as a CNA in Texas.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other TX Schools with CNA Programs

Sonora I.S.D.
807 S. Concho
Sonora, Texas 76950
South Plains College
206 Aspen Street
Crosbyton, Texas 79336
South Plains College
1401 S. College Ave.
Levelland, Texas 79336
South Plains College - Reese Center
819 Gilbert Drive
Lubbock, Texas 79416
South Plains College/Denver City
500 N Ave C
Denver City, Texas 79323
South Texas College
142 FM 3167
Rio Grande City, Texas 78501
South Texas College
1101 East Vermont
McAllen, Texas 78502
South Texas High School For Health Professionals
700 Med High Dr
Mercedes, Texas 78570
South Texas Nursing Academy
200 E. Expressway 83, Ste J-1
Pharr, Texas 78577
South Texas Training Center
213 E. Ferguson
Pharr, Texas 78577
South Texas Training Center
1901 West HWY 77
San Benito, Texas 78586
South Texas Training Center - Laredo
5460 Springfield, #111
Laredo, Texas 78041
South Texas Veterans Health Care System L C KD
3600 Memorial Blvd
Kerrville, Texas 78028
South Texas Veterans Healthcare System L C. ALMD
7400 Merton Minter Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78229
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
2419 E Haggar Ave
Weslaco, Texas 78596
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
2144 Central Blvd
Brownsville, Texas 78520
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
2400 Daffodil Avenue
McAllen, Texas 78501
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
2000 South Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi, Texas 78416
Southbrook Manor Nursing & Rehab Center
1401 West Main
Edna, Texas 77957
Southern Specialty Rehab & Nursing
4320 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79407
Southwest Texas Junior College
4003 Hwy 277 SE
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
Southwest Texas Junior College
215 W. Zavala Street
Crystal City, Texas 78839
Southwest Texas Junior College - Crystal City High School
1101 Noth 11th Avenue
Crystal City, Texas 78839
Southwest Texas Junior College - Del Rio
207 Wildcat Dr.
Del Rio, Texas 78840
Southwest Texas Junior College - Dilley High School
245 Highway 117
Dilley, Texas 78017
Southwest Texas Junior College - Eagle Pass ISD
1420 Edison Road
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
Southwest Texas Junior College - Hondo Campus
402 Carter Street
Hondo, Texas 78861
Southwest Texas Junior College - Uvalde Campus
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, Texas 78801
Splendora High School - SISD
23747 FM 2090 West
Splendora, Texas 77372
Spring of Siloam
1208 Frazier Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720


Texas CNA Resources on

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401

Texas Nurses Association