The nursing assistant classes found in Arlington, Texas are all here on this page. If you know of other classes that are open for enrollment, you can send them to us and we will add them to the page.
Accuratecare Health Institute
1221 California Lane Ste. 120
Arlington, Texas 76015
Program director: Lucy Ndukwu
Alpha Career Institute – Nurse Aide Program
1115 E. Pioneer Pkwy, #112
Arlington, Texas 76010
Program director: Michael Akinboro
Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship (ACBF) Academy
1501 S. Center St.
Arlington, Texas 76010
Program director: Felicia Bessman
Florence Health Care Services & Training Center, Inc
2401 Ave. J, Ste. 240
Arlington, Texas 76006
Program director: Florence Okolie
Liberty Nursing Institute
1619 West Division Street
Arlington, Texas 76012
Director: Osas Eregie
Quality Care Career Institute
801 Ave. H, Ste 115
Arlington, Texas 76011
Program director: Dorothy Youn-Samai
School for Allied Health Professional Nursing Assistant
701 E. I-20, Suite 151
Arlington, Texas 76018
Program director: Loida Bofetiado
Springpack Healthcare Institute
1144 A West Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, Texas 76013
Program director: Blessing Akpom
Texas Career Institute – Arlington
1601 E. Lamar Blvd, Ste 111
Arlington, Texas 76011-4465
Program director: Florence Kroma
University of Arlington, Health Careers Institute
140 W. Mitchell St (P O Box 19197)
Arlington, Texas 76019
Program director: Antonia McKenna
Nurse aides in Texas are tasked with providing basic care to residents in long term care centers and health care facilities in the state. They must go through a training course to ensure they are properly equipped to take care of patients, communicate effectively and promote a safe environment.
To become certified to work you need to enroll in a program and complete the nursing assistant certification exams. Classes are required to be licensed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services and offer the correct curriculum and hourly instruction. You can call the DAD phone number to check that a school is approved by calling 1-800-452-3934.
Course must provide at least 51 hours of class instruction and 24 hours of clinical skills training. You will need to go through a state and federal background screen and submit identifying documents before you can become certified. During your clinical instruction you will hands-on task practice performing a variety of proficiencies needed on the job.
Some of the common tasks you will be asked to perform are: taking vital signs [respiration,pulse,blood pressure], CPR, Heimlich, range of motion exercises, assisting with bedpans & toileting, dressing, bathing, catheter care, infection control, observation skills, housekeeping, transporting patients, assisting to ambulate, and nourishment.
When you finish your course you will want to have your school set up a time for you to take the license exams. This two part exam includes a written part and a skills demonstration part. You are allowed three chances for each part of the test to pass. Those who can not pass in three tries will need to retake the training course. You can call NACES, the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services to help you find a testing location for the competency examinations at 1-800-444-5178 or (512) 467-0615.
Once you pass you are sent a certification in the mail which arrives in 4-6 weeks. In addition you are added to the nurse aide registry and awarded active status for 24 months. To remain in good standing the registry must have current contact information from you and work verification must be submitted every 24 month period.
This state is very open to nurse aides that came from different states to work in Texas. It offers them reciprocity so that they may work and practice their profession. When they apply for reciprocity, they must have an active license and be able to provide documents that prove their training and experience.
The city of Arlington is located in Tarrant County. It is included in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is only a few miles east of Fort Worth and about 20 miles west from Dallas. With a total population of 365,438 and a population density of 3,872/sq mile, they are the one of the most populous cities in the state. It also ranks as 50 in the entire country.
This city’s total area is estimated to be about 99.7 sq miles, where 3.2 square miles of it is water. Major roads that are serving this city include Interstate 20 and Interstate 30.
Examples of health care facilities that are found within the city area include Millwood Hospital, Galaxy Health Network, Arlington Cancer Center, Kindred Healthcare, STD Test Express, Medical Center Serrano, Focus Health Care, Accent Podiatry Associates, Little Road Medical Center, China Acupuncture Clinic, and DaVita Dialysis Center. photo attribution: codnewsroom