Nursing Assistant (CNA)
The Nursing Assistant program is designed to provide students with information and skills training relevant to long term patient care under the supervision of a Professional Nurse. The Nursing Assistant program will prepare students for entry-level career in a licensed health care setting. The student will learn to care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled in nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities. Students will be provided instruction in Health Science Core, including medical terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, disease transmission, safety and security, infection control, responding to an emergency, legal and ethical responsibility, and effective communication.
The Nursing Assistant program will prepare graduates with the hands-on skills and theoretical experience to sit for the Florida Board testing and become entry level certified nursing assistants.
By the end of this course, students will demonstrate hands-on skills and complete 40-hour clinical practice in a licensed nursing home or licensed long term care facility. Graduates will be able to seek entry level employment as a Licensed Nursing Assistant or as home health aides in licensed nursing homes, hospitals, or other licensed health care facilities.