SPC Plainview Center to offer Certified Nurse Aide class March 19 through May 6


PLAINVIEW – South Plains College Plainview Center will offer a Certified Nurse Aide course from March 19 through May 6 in Room 102 at the center, 1920 W. 24th St. The class will meet on Mondays through Thursdays. A maximum of 10 students will be accepted. 

Tuition and fees are $300. Students will have to purchase the textbook “Nursing Assistants – A Basic Guide” tenth edition. CPR certification is required and not included in the tuition fees. Other supplies include a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, which is not included in the tuition fees. 

Clinicals will be offered from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. off site. The times will be announced. The tuition and fees for clincials cost $200. 

IMPORTANT: Students will not be allowed to register or pay for this class without all requirements being met. Criminal background checks will be performed for all students. NO REFUND will be given for the criminal back ground check. All fees and requirements have to be met two weeks prior to the start of class. Individuals who do not meet the requirements will be placed on a waiting list for the next upcoming class. 

Students must pre-register and provide proof of immunization which includes Hepatitis B Series, 2-MMRs, Tetanus no older than 10 years, Varicella (Chicken Pox) shot or proof of illness and a current negative TB test not older than six months prior to the first day of class. A flu shot will be required of all students enrolled between Oct. 1 and March 31. 

Students will learn the necessary skills to work in long-term care, home health or hospital environments. A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty.  

The SPC faculty is responsible for on-site clinical instruction, supervision and evaluation. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Students learn the necessary skills to work in long-term care, home health or hospital environments. Upon completion of the 60 hours of classroom and 40 hours of clinical instruction, each student will be required to take the State of Texas Certified Nurse Aide Competency Examination with NACES. 

Students now will submit their own application and testing fees directly to NACES after completion of the class. The national certification requires students to have a high school diploma or GED. 

Clinicals is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the students to apply specialized occupational therapy, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply the theory, concepts and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social and legal system associated with the occupations and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and team work skills as well as appropriate written and verbal communication using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. 

For more information and to register, contact Vickie Rosales, administrative assistant to the Plainview Center, at (806) 296-9611, ext. 4301.