Hello, I am a Texas nursing school drop-out who is hoping to go back but needs money to do that. Thus, I would like to become a CNA to help pay for such things. Plus the experience of working in a hospital is always nice too. My question is: is one able to take the cna exam without the courses? I called the college where I attended classes for nursing school (which also offers a CNA course), but they don't offer strictly the test. You must attend the course. My second part of the question: where in texas can you take the test just based off the schooling that has already been completed (for me it's foundations, health assessment, pharmacology and all the clinicals associated).Thank you prospectively for the help!