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July 1, 1989, have completed LVN or RN training but are not licensed as an LVN or RN or have not held a license that's been revoked.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

Gary Job Corps Community
2800 Airport Blvd., Hwy. 21
San Marcos, Texas 78666
GC Career Training, Inc
8204 Elmbrook Dr. Suite 176
Dallas, Texas 75247
GCC ISD Certified Nurse Aide Program
300 West Baker
Baytown, Texas 77522
Genesis Career Institute
1221 Abrams Rd, Ste. 105
Richardson, Texas 75081
Genesis Education And Training
1506 N. Alabama Rd. Suite F
Wharton, Texas 77488
Genesis Education and Training-Columbus-PL 105-15
300 North Street
Columbus, Texas 78934
Gibson Care Center
931 North Broadway
Aspermont, Texas 79502
Glorious Health Care Academy
6420 Hillcroft Ave, Suite 303
Houston, Texas 77081
Golden Age Manor
704 E. Dobkins
Dublin, Texas 76446
Golden Plains Care Center
605 W. 7th
Post, Texas 79356
Golden Villa Nurse Aide Training Program
1104 South William
Atlanta, Texas 75551
Good Careers Academy
12332 DeZavala IH 10 West
San Antonio, Texas 78213
Good Careers Academy - Commerce
13311 Bitters at Highway 281
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Gradual Step Academy
2221A East Division St.
Arlington, Texas 76011
Graham's Nurse Aide Training Center
810 North W.S. Young, Ste 107
Killeen, Texas 76543
Granbury Care Center
301 South Park
Granbury, Texas 76048
Granbury Villa Nursing & Rehab
2124 Paluxy Hwy
Granbury, Texas 76048
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
Greenbrier Palestine
2404 Hwy 155 North
Palestine, Texas 75803
Greenville Health & Rehabilitation Center
4910 Wellington
Greenville, Texas 75401
Gulf Pointe Plaza
1008 Enterprise Blvd
Rockport, Texas 78382
Hacienda Oaks Nursing and Rehab
1637 North King St
Seguin, Texas 78155
Hamlin CNA
345 NW Avenue F
Hamlin, Texas 79520
Hammond-Oliver High School for Human Sciences
1305 Memorial Dr
Bryan, Texas 77802
Hansford Manor
707 S Roland
Spearman, Texas 79081
Haskell Health Care Center
1504 N. First Street
Haskell, Texas 79521
Hays Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1900 Medical Pkwy
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Healing Hands Training Center, LLC
2006 Benedict Ct.
Rowlett, Texas 75088
Health Careers Texas
4426 Hwy 276
Rockwall, Texas 75032
Health Initiatives Learning Center
5301 Broadway Street
Galveston, Texas 77551


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