C.N.A. Course Outline
C.N.A. Skills Checklist
DADS Outline for C.N.A. Class

Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) Certification will be available to students who are enrolled in the Jr. and Sr. Practicum in Health Sciences classes at Hereford High School beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. The primary instructor for this certification will be Ms. Karen Fangman, RN.

C.N.A. Certification will follow the prerequisites and employability checks required by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability. Students and their parents will have to agree and abide by these state mandated requirements prior to being allowed to work with residents of Long-Term Nursing Facilities. Students will have to submit to the following requirements:

  1. A criminal background check
  2. Drug screening
  3. TB Testing
  4. Other required vaccinations
  5. Texas Nurse Aide Registry

If a student fails to pass any of the state required employability checks, a conference with the student, student's parent, Health Science Teacher, CT&E Director, the Student's grade level principal and counselor will be held to discuss the student's continued participation in the Health Science Technology Program and C.N.A. Certification class.

To become a nurse aide and be eligible to work in a Texas nursing home, you must:
  • successfully complete a state-approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, and
  • successfully complete the competency evaluation program examination; or
  • qualify to be placed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry by waiver or reciprocity

C.N.A. Job Duties
C.N.A. Questions & Answers

All students in the Jr. Practicum in Health Science Class will attempt the C.N.A. Certification during the Fall semester.