Houston is the largest city in Texas; it has more than 2.1 million people and covers 656.3 square miles.  There are also countless doctor's offices, clinics, nursing homes, and some hospitals and all of them need CNA's.  Meaning that becoming a CNA in Houston is a very smart idea.  However, the hard thing will be sorting through all the CNA schools in Houston and picking the one that's right for you but I've tried to make that much easier.

In case you are wondering there are 50 schools in Houston[3852] offering a state-approved CNA course.  This means I had a lot to go through and because I don't want to list them all here, I have just picked the best ones to mention and for you to think about.

Academy of Exceptional Healthcare Training

This program last a short 3 weeks and is only offered M-F.  You must be 18 years or older and you need to have a GED or diploma.  If you don't have a diploma or GED then you can enroll but you will first need to take an entrance exam.  The phone number is (713) 777-4262 and it's located at 8449 West Bellfort Ste 395.

Debonair Healthcare Training

This CNA course is taught by Beatrice Idika who has over 20 years experience as a nurse and has been in many different positions throughout her career.  She will train you throughout the course in everything you need to be ready to take the state test and begin your career as a CNA.  The phone number is (713) 384-8187 and is located at 1718 Fry Rd Suite 455.

Houston Community College

Houston Community College offers CNA courses at 5 different locations so I'm sure they offer one close to you.  Each location's classes run at different times but all of them are M-T.  Most of the courses are offered from 9am-1pm, however, some offer it in the evening on a rotating basis.  New classes begin almost every month at each location and you can register for the class online or go in to the school.  For more information you are welcome to call them at (713) 718-2000.

Lone Star College

The North Harris location in Houston offers a great CNA course and they offer financial aid to make it more affordable; for some it may even be free.  The class is 88 hours and cost $573.  It will cover everything you need in order to pass the state exam.  The class is 6 weeks long and is offered during the day and in the evening.  The phone number is (281) 618-5719 and the address is 2700 WW Thorne Dr.

Smithwood Medical Institute

This is a private institution and their CNA program in Houston has a good reputation for teaching their students all the necessary skills.  The class runs for 4 weeks and will be classroom work and hands-on clinical work.  They offer financial assistance to make sure anyone that wants to take the course will be able.  They also have career guidance where they will help you build your résumé and prepare you for interviews.  You can call them at (713) 975-0971 and they are located at 7100 Regency Square Blvd. Ste 210.