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Nine Texans Can Academy - Dallas Oak Cliff students recently graduated from the Mountain View College Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. The program is seven weeks long and includes lectures, skills lab and clinic experience and is offered at no cost to the students.

Through the program, students receive hands-on experience and training, such as learning how to record blood pressures, how to assist to ambulate using a transfer belt, as well as many other hands-on and work experience skills. The certificate prepares students for a job as a CNA. CNAs provide basic patient care and typically work in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse. The next step for these students now that they have completed the program is to take the state test to receive their CNA certification.

Texans Can Academies believe in providing the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. The schools emphasize college ready and workforce ready skills so that their graduates have successful plans after their graduation. Their mission is to help students earn their high school diplomas and assist with all of their needs to further college or career paths after graduation. For more information about Texans Can Academies, please visit www.texanscan.org.

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