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Nurse Assistant

Thank you for your interest in the Nurse Assistant program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.

TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC Harlingen offers Mastery Skills Award in Nurse Assistant. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Nurse Assistants are trained healthcare professionals that assist the licensed nurse in caring for patients. Nurse Assistants are sometimes called orderlies, nurse aides or CNA's. The primary responsibility of a Nurse Assistant is to provide basic bedside care, such as personal hygiene, making beds, taking vital signs, assisting in feeding, serving trays, answering call lights and ambulating patients. The Nurse Assistant can work in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long term care centers, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and home health agencies. The Nurse Assistant is also trained to help patients with attaining and maintaining independance, and with psychosocial and emotional needs.

Nurse Assistant students at Texas State Technical College participate in clinical rotations at local hospitals, and  long term care centers.  After successfully completing the TDHS requirements for state registry students are eligible to take the state skills and written exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant in the state of Texas.

Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Nurse Assistant program at 956.364.4797 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Jean Lashbrook

Program Chair

Nurse Assistant:
voice: 956.364.4797
fax: 956.364.5227
   Department Chair:
Jean Lashbrook
voice: 956.364.4797
fax: 956.364.5227
Email: Nurse Assistant
   Mailing Address:
Nurse Assistant
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Nurse Assistant office is located in the Sen. Eddie Lucio Health Science Technology Building
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed