Nursing Assistant-Long Term Care

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This 120 hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order rea­soning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, health and safety including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – heart saver level, and employability skills.

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.


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Admission Requirements

All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. All CNA applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application or LPN student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check. The list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student is listed above, on pages 33 of the course catalog.

Classroom Hours

The regular class hours are 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Industry Certifications

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification is issued by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.

Employment Opportunities

a. Hospitals
b. Nursing homes
c. Home health agencies
d. Retirement homes

Estimated Cost

The tuition cost for the 120 clock hour program is $333.60 plus textbooks, certification, exam, lab fee, fingerprinting, parking permit, uniforms, CPR certification, and student ID badge, totaling $848.61. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.