Nurse Aide Training Program

The nursing aide training at Oxford Academy is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform safe, compassionate and respectful care to clients under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse. The Nurse Aide Training Certification Education Program (NATCEP) curriculum addresses all content and skill areas listed in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 training requirements.

The Oxford Academy student will have superior classroom and supervised skills training on campus and additionally in our nursing skills lab and approved clinical settings. Our students will demonstrate knowledge while safely performing tasks on an individual under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse. Upon successful completion of the 100 hours in this program from the required 60 hours of classroom and 40 hours of skills training, the student may then choose to conveniently test on our campus through Prometric to become a Certified Nurse Aide and be listed on the Texas registry.

Subject Descriptions:
NA-101 Introduction to Long-Term Care & Safety Measures: The student will acquire skills of a Nursing Assistant role in the long – term care facility. Training in safety and emergency measures, infection control, resident’s rights, and methods of protecting aide from injury.

NA-102 Personal Care Skills: The student will acquire skills used to provide activities of daily living for residents. Activities included bathing, nutrition, grooming hygiene, hydration and elimination.

NA-103 Basic Nursing Skills: The student will acquire skills in basic nursing skills such as, vital/ signs, daily patient care, elements of documentation, reporting transfers and discharge of patients.

NA-104 Restorative Services: The student will acquire skills in restoration by promoting self-care and encouraging activities such as hydration according to the care plan of residents.

NA-105 Mental Health: The student will acquire skills in steps to provide psychosocial and physical support to residents. This will include helping residents with behavior problems and cognitive changes associated with aging.

NA-106 Social Skills and Social Service Needs: The student will acquire skills on methods to resolve disagreements associated with supervisors, co-workers and family members.

NA-107 Nursing Assistant Clinical: The students will apply hands-on care to residents based on skills learned in the classroom setting and are supervised by a licensed nurse.

           Class                               Subject Title                                Subject Hours


Introduction to Long-Term Care & Safety Measures



Personal Care Skills 



Basic Nursing Skills 



Restorative Services 



 Mental Health 



Social Skills and Social Services Needs 



Clinical Skills Training




                                                              Grand Total

100 hours of training

Course Objectives:

  • To prepare nurse aides with the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the provision of basic

    care for clients or residents in health care facilities

  • To provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities
  • To communicate and interact socially effectively with residents and their families with

    cultural sensitivity to the needs of residents

  • To assist residents in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence.
  • To protect, support and promote the rights of residents. 
  • To provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents
  • To demonstrate skill in observing and reporting, and effective professional communication.
  • To function effectively as a member of the healthcare team. 

Clinical Objectives:

The clinical/laboratory experience applies the theoretical component to Nurse Aide clinical practice. The student must demonstrate 100% accuracy on the procedures which are listed below.

  • Wash Hands
  • Measures and Records Weight of Ambulatory client 
  • Provide Mouth Care 
  • Dresses Client with Affected (weak) Right Arm 
  • Transfer Client from Bed to Wheelchair using a transfer belt 
  • Assists Client to Ambulate using a transfer belt 
  • Cleans Upper or Lower Dentures & Oral care
  • Performs Passive Range of Motion (PROM) for One Shoulder 
  • Performs Passive Range of Motion (PROM) for One Knee and One Ankle
  • Measures and Records Urinary Output 
  • Assists client with Use of Bedpan 
  • Provides Perineal Care (Peri-Care) for female 
  • Provides Catheter Care for female
  • Counts and Records Client’s Radial Pulse (for one full minute)
  • Counts and Records Client’s Respirations (counts for one full minute.