Are you a CNA looking to add skills?
Austin Community College is committed to helping you improve your nursing skills. Our course prepares Certified Nurse Aides to administer routine medications to individuals in a Skilled Nursing Facility, ICF-IDD Facility, a correctional institution or Assisted Living Facility.
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What will I learn?
Our 144-hour course is a comprehensive program that follows the Texas Department of Health & Human Services course curriculum. It provides an in-depth review of all aspects of administering medications. All body systems are covered including the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.
This program is designed for individuals who desire to work directly with patients in a healthcare setting under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
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How do I start?
Be certified as a Nurse Aide and are currently working in a Skilled Nursing or ICF-IDD Facility for at least 90 days in the current calendar year, are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the program application from this page and submit it to the Continuing Education registration office. In a short time, you can begin a new future in one of Austin's hottest professional occupations!