Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) (CE Skills Award)

Do you want a health care career ‚Äčthat is always in high demand? Our 120-hour Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program will give you the skills you need to have influence in people’s lives. A critical nursing shortage ensures immediate work for graduates who have the skills and professionalism to take on this challenging but rewarding career.

Certified nurse aides collaborate closely with nurses and medical staff to ensure that a patient is provided basic care daily. Some of these duties include bathing, feeding, and dressing patients. A certified nurse aide may also make the bed and take note of any changes in the physical or emotional state of a patient. If a certified nurse aide does notice a physical or emotional change in a patient, he or she notifies an attending physician or a nurse.

Certified nurse aides also assist patients with getting out of bed and walking when needed. Basic vital signs, such as respiration rate, temperature, and blood pressure, are often taken by a certified nurse aide. Certified nurse aides usually develop strong relationships with patients because they see and care for them daily.

Registration Form

Courses Required

NURA 1001 - Nurse Aide for Health Care

Knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident's rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team, restorative services, mental health, and social service’s needs.

NURA 1060 - Clinical - Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.


Summer I 2023 - May 30, 2023 - July 3, 2023

Summer II 2023 - July 5, 2023 - August 8, 2023

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age requirement 16 and no criminal convictions or probation
  • Have no physical restrictions and be able to lift and move residents
  • Competent communications skills (Speaking, reading, and writing)
  • If you have a revoked or suspended CNA certificate, you are ineligible to take this class.

Student must create a viewpoint account and upload the following documents by the first class day www.viewpointscreening.com.

  • Proof of current CPR certification. Students must provide documentation of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) formerly known as Healthcare Provider level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as designated by the American Heart Association. AHA or American Red Cross Healthcare Provider CPR course only. (No online courses) Initial documentation of certification must not expire during the initial semester and must remain current while enrolled in the CNA course
  • TB vaccine (test must be read within 48-72 hours after received). (Chest x-ray if indicated)
  • Drug screen
  • COVID Vaccination record
  • Sign and acknowledge the LSCO COVID policy

Tuition and Fees

$500 Tuition
$25.00 CPR
$125.00 Prometric Certified Nurse Aide written and clinical skills testing

The Lamar State College Orange Community and Workforce Education Department does not accept financial aid, federal student loans, or payment plans for the $500 tuition fee. Full payment is required at least 3 business days prior to beginning the program. All payments are non-refundable after the registration deadline.

Required Course Materials

Cherokee Infinity all Black Uniforms

Women’s rounded neck top 26A


Women’s rib-knit drawstring waist scrub pant 1123A

Cherokee Website $28.99-$41.98

Franks Medical Mart 22.98

Cherokee Website $30.99-$45.98

Franks Medical Mart 29.98

Cherokee Infinity all Black Uniforms

Men’s V-neck top 900A


Men’s fly front pants 200A

Cherokee Website $32.98-$38.98

Franks Medical Mart $25.98

Cherokee Website $41.98

Franks Medical Mart $29.98



Walmart $11.00

Frank’s Medical Mart $24.98

Sphygmomanometer (Blood Pressure Cuff)


Walmart $20.00

Frank’s Medical Mart $24.98

White Leather Shoes



Clear Badge Holder


Walmart $2.24

Frank’s Medical Mart $1.98

Pocket CPR Mask


Online starting at $4.00

Frank’s Medical Mart $7.94

Green and White LSCO Patch


Frank’s Medical Mart $6.98

Official LSCO ID

LSCO Admissions office


Viewpoint account



Drug Screen

Paid and ordered through Viewpoint


Flu Vaccine (May mini and Summer sessions are omitted)

Can be completed at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, or any local clinic


Can claim on insurance or estimate $40.00

TB Skin Test (chest x-ray if necessary)

Can be completed at your doctor’s office or any local clinic



Dugan, D.L. (2016). Nursing Assisting, A Foundation in Caregiving (5th ed.) Hartman (REQUIRED) workbook is optional ISBN# 978-1-60425-121-0

Rent $ 33.85

Used $51.43

New $68.57


Prices above are estimates and are subject to change depending on retailer.

After Successful Competition

Lamar State College Orange Certified Nurse Aide program requires 120 hours of participation, including clinical experience. Successful completion qualifies the student to test with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for certification administered through prometric. This exam consists of two parts: computer and skills.


The Lamar State College Orange Community and Workforce Education Department does not accept financial aid, federal student loans, or payment plans for the $500 tuition fee. Full payment is required at least 3 business days prior to beginning the program. No refunds are given once the class begins

There are some agencies in Southeast Texas that may help students with tuition and fees if they meet the agency eligibility requirements. You may contact the following agencies for more information:

Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC)

Phone: (409) 899-8444 - 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX 77703

Contact: Christine Jackson, Case Manager, cjackson@setrpc.org

Contact: Sara Torres-Garcia, Case Manager, sgarcia@setrpc.org, Se habla Espanol

Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Phone: (409) 600-2679 - 510 Park Street Suite 100 Beaumont, TX 77701

Phone: (409) 984-2021 - 4680 FM 365 Port Arthur, TX 77642


Phone: (409) 839-8045 – Beaumont: 304 Pearl Street, Beaumont, TX 77701-2411

Contact Heather Huknke, Veterans Resource & Referral Specialist, heather.huhnke@twc.state.tx.us

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas (WSSETX)

Phone: (409) 839-8045 - Beaumont: 510 Park Street Suite 200, Beaumont, TX 77701-2411

Phone: (409) 962-1236 - Port Arthur: 4680 FM 365, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Phone: (409) 882-0302 - Orange: 2415 N 16th Street, Orange, TX 77630

Contact Information

Community and Workforce Education at Workforce@lsco.edu
320 Green Ave. (office)
410 Front St. (mail)
Phone: (409) 882-3321
Fax: (409) 882-5096
Director - Thera Celestine