Continuing Education Seminar for Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of Texas – NAtcep in Service Training
CNAs can attend seminars on the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). This program is part of the stipulations of the Texas Health and Human Services to maintain standards of care in nursing facilities across the state.
The NATCEP includes a minimum of 100 hours of training, involving:
- 60 hours of classroom training not involving direct resident care
- 40 hours of hands-on resident care in a nursing facility
The program teaches the following HHS-established curriculum:
- A minimum of 16 hours of introductory training before direct client contact on infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, promoting residents’ independence, and respecting residents’ rights
- Personal care skills
- Basic nursing competencies
- Mental health and social service needs
- Care of students with cognitive impairments
- Basic restorative services
- Residents’ rights
Nurse aides who are renewing their certification must complete 24 hours of in-service education every two years.
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