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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July 1, 1989, have completed LVN or RN training but are not licensed as an LVN or RN or have not held a license that's been revoked.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

Weslaco ISD
3601 N. Mile 5 40910 West
Weslaco, Texas 78596
West Rest Haven Inc
300 Haven St
West, Texas 76691
Westminster Health Care Center
4100 Jackson Ave
Austin, Texas 78731
Westview Manor
414 Johnson Dr.
McGregor, Texas 76657
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, Texas 77488
Wheeler Nursing and Rehabilitation LP
1000 S. Kiowa
Wheeler, Texas 79096
Whispering Oaks Manor
105 Hospital Dr
Cuero, Texas 77954
Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation
5502 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79416
Whitehall Nursing Center
1116 Loop 304 East
Crockett, Texas 75835
Whitehouse High School Nurse Aide Program
901 East Main
Whitehouse, Texas 75791
Whitesboro Health and Rehabilitation Center
1204 Sherman Dr.
Whitesboro, Texas 76233
Windcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
210 West Windcrest
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Windsor Care Center
250 FM 2578
Terrell, Texas 75160
Windsor Place
507 E. Watson Blvd.
Daingerfield, Texas 75638
Winnie L Nursing Facility
2104 N Karnes
Cameron, Texas 76520
Wood Memorial Educational Services
320 Greenville Hwy
Mineola, Texas 75773
Woodland Springs Nursing Center, Inc.
1010 Dallas Street
Waco, Texas 76704
Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation of Grapevine
1500 Autumn Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Woodville High School
505 North Charlton
Woodville, Texas 75979
Wooldridge Place Nursing Center
7352 Wooldridge Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
Yoakum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1300 Carl Ramert
Yoakum, Texas 77995
Yorktown Manor
670 W Fourth
Yorktown, Texas 78164


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