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July 1, 1989, have completed LVN or RN training but are not licensed as an LVN or RN or have not held a license that's been revoked.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

A & A Academy for Nurse Aides
2600 Gessner, Suite 203
Houston, Texas 77080
A & B Training Academy (Beaumont)
1846 IH-10 South, Suite 202
Beaumont, Texas 77707
A & H Nurse Aide Training
1418 S. 31st Street
Temple, Texas 76502
A & M Consolidated High School
1801 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy
College Station, Texas 77840
A Med Ed School of Nurse Aide Training
4620 FM 1783
Gatesville, Texas 76528
A-Plus Health Career Center
1513 Viceroy Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
Abilene Independent School District
241 Pine Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
Above ALL Medical Training
103 Kenrock Ridge
San Antonio, Texas 78254
Academy of Exceptional Healthcare Training
8449 West Bellfort, Ste. 395
Houston, Texas 77071
Academy School of Careers
9001 Crenshaw, Ste 100
El Paso, Texas 79907
Accuratecare Health Institute
1221 California Lane Suite 120
Arlington, Texas 76015
Ace Career Institute
4606 Centerview Dr, Ste 100
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Ace Training Institute
10101 Harwin, Suite #110
Houston, Texas 77036
Advance Healthcare Career Institute
8204 Elmbrook Dr, #330
Dallas, Texas 75247
Advanced Medical Training & Technology, Inc
414 Gen. McMullen
San Antonio, Texas 78237
Agape Healthcare Services
10501 North Central Expressway, Ste. 308
Dallas, Texas 75231
Aides For Home Health Care Services
4008 Vista Rd., 108 # C
Pasadena, Texas 77504
Air Force Villages
4917 Ravenswood
San Antonio, Texas 78227
Akins High School
10701 South First
Austin, Texas 78748
Alameda Oaks Nursing Center
1101 South Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Alba-Golden Nurse Aide Training Program
1373 County Road 2377
Alba, Texas 75410
All About Medical Training
8503 Mystic Park, San Antonio
Helotes, Texas 78023
Allen ISD - Allen H S
300 Rivercrest Blvd.
Allen, Texas 75002
Allen Texas Nursing Institute Inc.
12225 Greenville Ave, Ste 700
Dallas, Texas 75243
Alliance Career Institute
9304 Forest Ln, Ste 107
Dallas, Texas 75243
Allied School of Health (Southwest Campus)
6065 Hilcroft St, #603
Houston, Texas 77081
Alpha Career Institute: Nurse Aide Program
1115 E. Pioneer Pkwy, #112
Arlington, Texas 76010
Alpha Medical Institute
9207 Country Creek, Ste 101
Houston, Texas 77036
Alpine Valley Care Center NATCEP - PL 105-15
1003 Loop Road
Alpine, Texas 79830
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd.
Alvin, Texas 77511


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