CNA Classes

PATTY HANKS IS NOW OFFERING A CHRISTMAS BREAK CLASS: See Details Below

Our state approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares students to assist patients with daily living needs and to assist Nurses. 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 an entry level CNA employee.

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

The cost of the course is $900.00 and tuition includes: CNA textbook, 100 hours of instruction, application fees for state exam, required clinical attire, and a drug test.

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 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)

CNA Student Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements for the CNA students 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:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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

10 Day Class Information

Our 10-day class is designed for students with medical experience or for students that have taken medical course(s).  

Thursday, Friday, Saturday (10 hour classes)

8:00am - 6:30pm (Students are encouraged to bring a lunch.  A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.)

Evening Class

Our evening class is designed for students that need some flexibility in their schedule due to full time work during the day.  Classes meet on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday's (see below).

Tuesday, Thursday (4 hour classes) 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday (8 hour class) 8:00am - 4:30pm

(Students are encouraged to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for use.) 

Christmas Break Class

Christmas 2017 break we will be offering a Christmas Break class from 12/18/17 through 1/4/18 ( no school on Christmas Day or New Years however).  Classes will meet Monday through Friday.  The class is a 12-day course.  Must have medical courses or medical experience.  

Monday - Friday (8.5 hour classes) 8:00am - 5:00pm


2016-2017 CNA Class Schedule:

  • 11/24/17 - 12/15/17 (10 Day Class)
  • 12/18/17 - 1/4/18 (Christmas Break Class)
  • 2/19/18 - 3/28/18 (Regular Pace Class)
  • 3/20/18 - 5/1/18 (Evening Class)
  • 8/28/18 - 10/9/18 (Evening Class)
  • TBA May - August (Summer Classes)
  • 12/17/18 - 1/11/19 (Fast Pace Class)

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

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

Times and Dates are Subject to Change