Workforce Training/Continuing Education
Certified Nurse Aide
The Nurse Aide course is intended to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to successfully assist nurses as they
functions in a hospital, clinic, or long-term care facility. Topics include vital sign measurement, infection control,
patient observation, charting, body mechanics and emergency services.
Additional topics include restorative services, working with the cognitively impaired, and resident's rights and
appropriate professional behaviors.
Through supervised clinical experience, you will gain hands-on practice in the care of patients and residents.
The course includes 96 hours of instruction in the classroom and 48 hours of instruction at a clinical site. Classroom
instruction is designed to review the critical knowledge and skills to provide patient care.
The clinical portion of this course is designed to provide supervised practice in nurse assistant procedures through
structured, competency-based clinical assignments. The clinical course includes practice in resident care skills and
procedures, infection control, assisting with transfer and mobility, communication skills, respect for residents' rights,
rehabilitative/restorative care, and vital signs.
Lamar State College Port Arthur cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified,
registered, or licensed.
Begin your new Nurse Aide career today!
Nurse Aide Industry Facts
- Great earning potential - salaries start at around $24,000 per year.
- High demand - there's a state-wide shortage of nurses that will continue for years to come.