Nursing Assistant

This course prepares students for the certification exam and subsequent employment as Nursing Assistants in long-term care facilities, clinics, home care and hospitals.

Students learn to identify and meet basic patient care needs for safety, vital signs, comfort, and activities of daily living. Students then have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills and knowledge in a healthcare setting. The program includes 40 hours of classroom/lab instruction. Students must attend all required hours. Students must successfully complete both the classroom and lab portions of the class in order to be eligible to take the certification examination.

Graduates must pass the certification examination to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to practice in the State of Florida. The State of Florida requires that a nursing assistant must have a standard high school diploma or GED, be 18 years old and pass a state and national background check. Please visit the Florida Board of Nursing for more details – click here.

Taught by a credentialed nurse instructor with professional experience, our Nurse Assistant Training program delivers an engaging curriculum that meets state and federal education regulations. Theory and skills practice, including a clinical experience at a skilled nursing facility, is conducted under nursing supervision. The course content focuses on critical thinking, decision-making and team concepts while incorporating elements of care and communication/interpersonal skills.

Students can generally expect to complete their training and be ready to take their state certification exam to become a licensed or certified nurse assistant (CNA) within 4 to 8 weeks of beginning their training.

Course Price: $1095.00 (payment plan options available)

*Course price does not include the state certification exam or screening fees.

This program is offered MONTHLY as follows:

  • Evening section: 40 hours, 3 weeks, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday section: 40 hours, 5 days 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Evening Section – 3 weeks, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Class Dates:

Week 1Monday June 19, Tuesday June 20, and Friday June 23

Week 2Wednesday June 28 and Thursday June 29

Week 3Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4

Clinical PracticumFriday July 7