1. Nurse Aide Training Program
Approvals and Regulation
Gulf Coast Nursing Career Institute, a division of Gulf Coast Nursing Services Inc., is a Nurse Aide Training Program Approved and Regulated by Texas Career Schools and Colleges
(Under Title 3, Texas Education Code, Chapter 132, and Title 40, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 807 by the TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION.)
The nurse aide training program is a 6 week course (3 days a week) and classes begin every three months. Every student is expected to complete the entire course curriculum in order to graduate. A certificate of completion will be issued to student upon graduation. In order to practice in the state of Texas, student must take the final Nurse Aide competency Examination administered by the Department of aging and Disability through Pearson Vue Nurse Aide competency Examination Services (NACES). Upon passing the Examination, student will be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry.
Students will describe the role and responsibility of a nurse aide in long term and acute care facility. Student will accurately describe and demonstrate the appropriate skills required to assist clients with activities of daily living and also care for clients with complex medical conditions. Students will demonstrate acceptable communication and interpersonal skills. Student will correctly list types of healthcare facilities, describe common beliefs about aging, list signs of aging, and explain the rights of the elderly. Student will correctly demonstrate proper hand washing techniques, using personal protective equipment (PPE), identify when to implement isolation precautions, demonstrate acceptable communication and interpersonal skills.
Classroom lecture with audio visual aids, clinical Lab simulation and clinical facility rotation.
Entrance /Admission Requirement
Enrollment begins three months prior to the beginning of class. All prospective students must meet all admission requirements for acceptance into the nurse aide training program.
- Either a High school Diploma or GED,or completed eight grade Education.
- Applicants must be 18 years and above. If less than 18 years, Parental signature is required.
During the course of the program a grade of 75% or higher is expected to be maintained throughout in order to advance in the course of study; and all courses must be completed in sequence of the program curriculum.
Applicants seeking Re-admission /Re-entry into the program must complete a fresh application and undergo the admission process.
In order to graduate, the student must successfully complete all course work listed in the curriculum within 6 weeks. Must maintain a grade of 75% or above
- Acute care Hospitals
- Convalescent Hospitals (Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing)
- Home care Agencies
- Outpatient clinics
- Doctor’s offices
- Group home/Assisted living facilities
- Private duty /sitter and companion