Certified Nurse’s Aide
The Austin Certified Nurse’s Aide course is a five week program that qualifies graduates to work as vital members of a health care delivery team. Due to the growing presence of the healthcare industry in the region, demand for Certified Nurse’s Aides is expected to grow by more than 19% in the next ten years. Training nurses are taught how to provide basic personal care for patients in healthcare facilities, hospitals, and in-home health care. More specifically, participants will learn about how to properly bathe, dress, move, feed, and groom patients in addition to medical terminology, infection control, communication and documentation skills. For more information about the CNA trade, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Participants earn certifications for:
- NATCEP Clinical Certification
- NATCEP Classroom Certification
- First Aid for Healthcare Professionals
- CPR for Health Professionals
The 2018 Austin CNA program is in partnership with the Marbridge Foundation and will be held at their Manchaca location (South Austin / Buda area). Accepted participants will have the opportunity to interview the Marbridge HR team to potentially work as a Temporary Hospitality Assistant for the duration of the program. Please not that this opportunity is not guaranteed for all applicants.
Past CNA graduates have gained employment with Brookdale Lakeway, Silverado Memory Care, Southpark Meadows, Westminster, St. David’s and Seton. Graduates can expect to work in similar hospitals, hospices, day care centers, and urgent care centers.