SPC to offer Certified Nurse Aide class starting May 29 

 

LEVELLAND – South Plains College will offer a Certified Nurse Aide course from May 29 through June 27 in Room 120 in the Technical Arts Building. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. The instructor will be Kim Hill, R.N. 

For the first week, the class will meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 29 (Tuesday) through May 31 (Friday). For the second, third and fourth week, the class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For the fifth week, the class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 27 (Wednesday). 

Clinical Instruction is set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays during the second, third and fourth weeks. For the fifth week, clinicals will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinicals will be performed at the Levelland Nursing Home. 

The tuition cost is $500. The textbook, “Skills and Techniques for the New Nursing Assistant, 8th Edition by Barbara Gillogly, costs $57. Students are responsible for additional fees including the State Exam Fee $104.50; and CPR $15. 

The instruction in this course provides detailed education, training and work-based experience as well as direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. 

Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Students will 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 clinicals, each student will be required to take the State of Texas Certified Nurse Aide Competency Examination. 

IMPORTANT: Students must provide proof of immunization MMR since 1981, Tetanus no older than 10 years, Hepatitis B Series, and a current negative TB test no older than 12 months. Students must have a photo identification and social security card prior to enrollment. A criminal background check will be performed for all students. 

For more information, call (806) 716-2341.