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July 1, 1989, have completed LVN or RN training but are not licensed as an LVN or RN or have not held a license that's been revoked.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

Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Del Valle High School
5201 Ross Rd
Del Valle, Texas 78617
DeRamos Medical Training Center
114 Blue Flax Ln.
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
DISD - LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex
1504 Long Rd
Denton, Texas 76210
Dumas High School
300 South Klein
Dumas, Texas 79029
E-N Tendercare Nurse Aide Training
13657 Jupiter Road, Suite 109
Dallas, Texas 75238
Eagle Mountain - Saginaw ISD
5501 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76179
East Central High School
7173 FM 1628
San Antonio, Texas 78263
Eastside Memorial High School
1012 Arthur Stiles Rd
Austin, Texas 78721
Eden Hill Communities
631 Lakeview Blvd
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Edinburg Career Center
1100 E. Ebony Ln
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Edward Abraham Memorial Home
803 Birch Street
Canadian, Texas 79014
El Centro College
801 Main St.
Dallas, Texas 75202
El Paso Community College
100 W Rio Grande
El Paso, Texas 79902
El Paso Community College
10700 Gateway East
El Paso, Texas 79927
Elite Medical Academy
669 Airport Freeway, Ste. 201
Hurst, Texas 76053
Elmwood Nursing Center
221 Virginia
Marlin, Texas 76661
Emerald Nursing School
4435 Edgar Park
El Paso, Texas 79904
Enlight Academy
12403 Nacogdoches Rd. Suite 96
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Ennis Care Center
1200 S. Hall
Ennis, Texas 75119
Evangel Health Care Institute
5138 Jefferson Street
Houston, Texas 77023
1405 Storey St
San Saba, Texas 76877
Evergreen Health Care Center NATP
406 E. 7th Street
Burkburnett, Texas 76354
Evolution Healthcare Services INC (DBA) Inspire H
4133 Broadway Blvd. Suite 120
Garland, Texas 75043
Excel Learning Center
1220 Lomaland Dr, Ste G-6
El Paso, Texas 79928
Excel Learning Center
3 Butterfield Trail Ste. 125
El Paso, Texas 79906
Excel's Health Institute & Home Care Inc
9898 Bissonnet #380
Houston, Texas 77036
Exodus Nurse Aide Academy
15803 Windermere Dr. Suite 420-A
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Express Training Services, LLC
2214 Grapevine Mills Circle West
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Express Training Services, LLC
104 IH 35 N
San Marcos, Texas 78666


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