GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

Nurse Aid

Join ranks of everyday heroes!

Join ranks of everyday heroes!

Be the ultimate caregiver.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ANURSE AIDE CAREER

Why would you want to be a Nurse Aide?

Becoming a Nurse Aide is a great option for individuals who want to work in the healthcare industry and help people.
It is a rewarding and fulfilling career where you get to make a difference in people’s lives by providing essential care and support.

What are Nurse Aides?

Nurse Aides, also known as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), are healthcare professionals who work under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) to provide basic patient care, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and monitoring vital signs.

Where can Nurse Aides work?

Nurse Aides can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and rehabilitation centers.

What skills do you need to be a Nurse Aide?

Nurse Aides need to have good communication skills, be compassionate and patient, and have the ability to work well with others. They also need to have physical stamina, as the job can involve standing and lifting patients.

Do you need any certifications to become a Nurse Aide?

Most states require Nurse Aides to complete a state-approved training program and pass a competency exam to become certified. However, the specific requirements can vary by state.

Do you need training to become a Nurse Aide?

Yes, most states require Nurse Aides to complete a state-approved training program and pass a competency exam to become certified. However, some states may offer alternative pathways, such as on-the-job training, to become certified.

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

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$3999
/year
$3999
/year
20 Hours Of Hands-on Lab Hours
40 Hours Of On-The-Job Externship
Long-Term Care Training
Mental Health and Social Services Training
Full-Time Day Classes
Full-Time Night Classes
Sit for as many as 2 Certifications
Earn up to 4 Career Skill Competency Badges
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS ANURSE AIDE TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDED

Certified Nurse Aide*

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

Basic Life Support

SKILL BADGES

Basic Nursing

Clinical Practice

Personal Care

Restorative Services Mental Health and Social Service Needs

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 11 / Laboratory 5 / Total 16 / Outside Hours 4 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the field of long-term care and the nurse aide?s role as part of the long term care team. Students will be taught safety measures, emergency measures, infection control, resident rights and independence, communication and interpersonal skills, and the importance of self-care as a health care professional.

Hours: Theory 15 / Laboratory 7 / Total 22 / Outside Hours 4 / Prerequisites: NUR100

This course continues instruction in the field of long-term care. Students will receive an introduction to restorative services, and
information on the role of the nurse aid in restoration care. Students also learn about the psychosocial needs of residents, culture change, specific behavior problems, and cognitive impairment. They also learn conflict resolution and the use of technologies.

Hours: Theory 14 / Laboratory 8 / Total 22 / Outside Hours 5.5 / Prerequisites: NUR100
This course continues instruction in the field of long-term care. Students will learn body mechanics, positioning and moving

residents, care of the residents?environment, assisting residents with bathing, toileting and perineal care, skin care, hygiene and grooming, nutrition, hydration, and elimination. Students also learn to promote a restraint-proper environment, vital signs, including height and weight, observing, reporting, and charting, admission, transfer, and discharge, and coping with death.

Hours: Theory 0 / Clinical 40 / Total 40 / Outside Hours 0 / Prerequisites: NUR100, NUR101, NUR102
Clinical practice provides the nurse aide student with forty (40) hours of practical experience in an approved long-term care

EDGE

facility. Hours may vary based on the clinical sites schedule, but are generally four hours per day, five days per week for two weeks. The student will be given the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the program and will be supervised by designated staff at the facility.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

authorized

Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to train Nurse Aids and a certification testing site.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

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Institutional Grants Awarded To Those Who Qualified
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COE Graduate Placement Rate Across programs and Campuses

2022 Council of Occupational Education Average Placement Rate Across All Programs Offered at All Campuses.

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Southern Careers Institute Graduates Last Year

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

HEAR FROM STUDENTSJUST LIKE YOU

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation, and we will pay for it!

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Nursing Assistants
Occupation Code: 31-1131

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $32,260
Brownsville-Harligen $26,570
Corpus Christi $28,930
Pharr $25,820
San Antonio North & South $30,870
Waco $30,000

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and Military education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

Institutional Grants

Federal Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

Workforce Funding

Private Student Loans

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees. Employers are looking for specific skills from candidates they can hire with confidence. Our coursework goes deeper than pen and paper, providing hands-on learning opportunities that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to provide you with an education that will empower your future.

That’s okay! At Southern Careers Institute, we have had a plethora of students successfully complete their programs after being away from school for long periods of time. We’re ready to meet you where you’re at, providing a community-based learning environment where you’ll feel right at home as you readjust to life as a student!

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in your chosen field. Whether it’s our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational programs available, rest assured that you will graduate ready to tackle industry-specific certifications.

As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid and grant programs to make your education more achievable. Contact us today and one of our financial aid representatives will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.
Call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

“Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Council on Occupational Education
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Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081″

Transfer students need to provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions to be eligible for credit transfer with SCI. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.

Completion time varies by program. However, we can share that our program lengths average between 36-48 weeks. (with successful fulltime enrollment)

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