CNA Classes

Patty Hanks is NOW offering a 10-Day CNA Certification Class! 

Our state approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares students to complete common CNA tasks, assist patients with daily living needs and perform fundamental tasks of assisting Registered Nurses (RNs). Students are taught the Texas Department of Aging and Disability (TDAD) Curriculum and by the end of the course, students will be prepared to take their CNA state exam and to function as a CNA employee.

PHSSN received a 100% pass rate for 2015 and again achieved another 100% in 2016. CNA students who successfully complete the required hours and course objectives will be ready to take the State exam. The student is then eligible to submit their application to take their state certification exam.

The cost of the course is $1,000.00 and tuition includes: CNA textbook, 100 hours of instruction, application fees for state exam, required clinical attire, and a complimentary stethoscope. The $1,000.00 can be paid in 1 of 2 ways:

  1. Pay in full with application: $1000.00
  2. Make 2 payments
    • Due on 1st day of class: $500.00
    • Due on last day of class: $500.00

Also, the following information are requirements for entry into the CNA program

  • A criminal background check including finger prints
  • A drug screening
  • A negative TB screening
  • Required immunizations
  • Students must be physically able to bend, squat, reach, lift a minimum of 25 lbs and stand for long periods of time without difficulty or medical restrictions
  • Students must be able to read and comprehend on an 8th grade level
  • Medical course(s) or medical experience is required (10-day class only)

State Required Immunizations for the CNA Class

The State of Texas requires certain immunizations for the CNA class which can be downloaded here:

Per State regulations, immunizations must be current prior to clinical training.  Students will not be permitted to attend clinical training without proper documentation of the required immunizations, in addition to a negative TB test.

For questions regarding immunization requirements contact Pam Duncan, RN at Pam.M.Duncan@phssn.edu

Regular Pace Class Information

The program is a total of 100 hours and consists of both classroom and clinical days. Classroom and Clinical days will be as follows:

Wednesday-Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Students are encouraged to bring their lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)

Fast Pace Class Information

Our fast pace class is designed for individuals who are dedicated and are quick learners. A previous medical background and/or medical courses would be helpful. The program is a total of 100 hours and consists of both classroom and clinical days. Classroom and Clinical days will be as follows:

Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Students are encouraged to bring their lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)

2016-2017 CNA Class Schedule:

  • 3/23/17 - 4/13/2016 (10 Day Class)
  • 5/22/2017 - 6/14/2017 (Fast Pace)
  • 7/20/17 - 8/10/17 (10 Day Class)
  • 9/13/2017 - 10/19/2017 (Regular Pace)
  • 11/24/17 - 12/15/17 (10 Day Class)

For any questions or more information, please contact Pam Duncan.

Pam Duncan
(325) 670-1697
Pam.M.Duncan@phssn.edu