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Brightside Institute in Plano, Tx, offers a professional nurse assistant program designed to prepare students to work in care facilities. We have 3 week accelerated courses and easy payment options. Read more about our program requirements, vision and values, and nurse assistant program. You can also view our schedule.

Nursing Assistant Program

The Nurse Assistant Program is designed to teach students the principles, concepts, and skills needed to learn the role of the nurse assistant in a long-term care facility. The course provides opportunities to perform safe nursing aide functions through a variety of faculty guided laboratory practice and simulations as well as off campus long-term adult care clinical (externship) experiences.

Once complete, you may test for Nurse Aide Certification (CNA)

At the completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Function as a nurse’s assistant in a long-term care facility providing basic care (bath, skin care, ambulation, range of motion exercises, activities of daily living etc.) and support to residents and their families.
  • Meet the psychosocial needs of residents with meaningful interpersonal relationships for both residents and their families using proficient communication skills.
  • Work as a contributing member of the health care team affecting the quality of care for residents in a long-term care facility.
  • Assist residents in maintaining their dignity, rights and independence as they adjust to the psychological, physical, and economic changes of aging.
    Provide residents an environment and treatment plan that is safe and free from harm.
  • Employ significant skills in reporting and recording residents’ psychosocial and physical signs and symptoms to the professional nurse in charge.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and respect for the diversity and individual differences of each resident.
  • Take the State of Texas Nurse’s Aide Examination for certification.

Employment for Certified Nurse Aides (CNA)

As a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) you will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings under the supervision of a Registered or a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Some places that hire CNA’s are:

  • Nursing homes
  • Long term care facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Hospitals

Employment for Certified Nurse Aides (CNA)

You will not be a certified nurse aide (CNA) until you pass your state exam. Brightside Institute will work with the state to set up your testing date for CNA.

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Great school! Helped me in becoming a caring and successful CNA..will recommend to anyone who is interested in joining the nursing field. thanks for everything Brightside!



I just completed my CNA course from BSI and it was a really great experience.The instructor covered every detail and by the end of two weeks i was ready for my state exam.This is a great course especially for people who want to finish fast.The best part was how cheap it was.I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a CNA license.

Plano, Texas, US

Hassan Syed

This school was the best, The teacher taught us very well. If your thinking of going to a CNA school this one is the best…

Mckinney, , Texas, US

Sylviane Morris

i enjoyed this course very much. The instructor was wonderful. she was very interactive and detailed in the way she teaches. i will recommend this course to others.



This coarse is very intense and fast track and it is the best coarse and you will learn a lot of things in a short time.

Mckinney , Tx, US


it’s helpful for me that we could finish in two weeks!


Gerald Ogden

I had a really good experience at Brightside. I enjoyed the CNA course and would recommend Brightside to anyone.

Frisco, TX, US

Katie Galletly

I truly enjoyed the class. All the information was easy to pick up on. Mrs. Jan made the course easy to follow. Clinicals were my favorite part. I’m sad to see classes end.

The Colony, Texas, US


the class was the best! i love both you and mrs jan. i thought it was impossible to learn that fast but you was the best instructor i will let other people know of the school!! thanks alot

Allen, Texas, US


This place is wonderful! The instructor is awesome and very patient with people who don’t quite get the concepts right away. I would definitely recommend Brightside for anyone who it interested in getting their CNA!

Allen, TX, US


Best weekend class ever! Time went by so quickly because we all enjoyed ourselves. Nisha you made everything so easy, and it all clicked instantly. BSI is afforable, and the staff will go above and beyond to help you succeed! Jan is a sweetheart too! Awesome people. Thank you BSI.xx

Tx, US

Caroline C

Best CNA school around! friendly, efficient and understanding! Nisha is awesome! Thank so much for everything!

The colony, TX, US


Learning to become a CNA at Brightside Institute was one of the best decisions I made. The course is given in a step by step simple to follow instructions, it is less costly compared to other places I checked, is given in two short weeks, and is taught by a very caring and understanding instructor. I recommend Brightside to anyone who is looking to become a CNA.

Plano, TX, US

HuiQun Liu

It is nice school and nice instructor, I Love it.

Princeton, TX, US

What does the Bureau of Labor Statistics say about the Job Outlook for CNA's?

Employment for CNA’s will grow 19 percent, faster than the average for all occupations, predominantly in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population.”

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