Nurse Aide Training Programs in Florida

You may have heard that there are ways in which you can start working as a CNA in Florida even though you are not yet certified as a nurse aide in this state. Who exactly qualifies to work under these circumstances? Three different scenarios exist under which an individual is allowed to be employed as a certified nursing assistant in Florida for no longer than four months (one hundred and twenty days). The first category consists of students who are enrolled in a nurse aide training program in Florida or who have already graduated from a state-approved CNA class but do not yet hold certification.

The second way to qualify is when you hold a nurse aide certification in another state and are waiting for approval of certificate reciprocity in Florida. and finally, those who have passed the Florida nurse aide exam but are waiting to receive their certificate in the mail are also eligible to work as a certified nursing assistant for a maximum of four months before they present their credentials to the employer. All those qualified to work as a nurse aide in Florida must keep their information updated on the Florida CNA registry. Updating information includes things as changing one's name or changing one's address.

CNA Classes in Broward County

A Sunshine Academy Nurse Aide Program - Oakland Park
2800 West Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 102, Oakland Park, Florida 33311
Phone: (954) 485-9504

Absolute School of Health Careers, Inc. - Tamarac
8000 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone: (954) 673-6441

Academy of Health and Beauty Care - Sunrise
2039 North University Drive, Sunrise, Florida 33322
Phone: (954) 741-0088

All County Career Institute - Plantation
4121 NW 5th Street, Suite 200, Plantation, Florida 33317
Phone: (954) 584-2274

All Professional Academy Nursing Assistant Course - Sunrise
1112 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL 33313
Phone: (800) 799-4988

All Star Career Institute, Inc. Nursing Assistant Program - Lauderdale Lakes
3500 North State Road 7, Suite 407, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Phone: (954) 485-7288

Allied Health Training Center - Miramar
3218-22 South University Drive, Miramar, FL 33025
Phone: (954) 967-8594

An Esteem Vocational Training School, Inc. - Hallandale
520 South Dixie Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009
Phone: (954) 454-3118

Ankod Technical Institute - Fort Lauderdale
4960 North Pine Island Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351
Phone: (954) 776-4110

Atlantic Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Program - Coconut Creek
4700 Coconut Creek Pkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Phone: (954) 977-2056

Barna College of Health Sciences - Fort Lauderdale
1050 NE 5th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Phone: (954) 525-5069

Bell Education Center - Plantation
1826 North University Drive, Plantation, FL 33322
Phone: (800) 540-6772

Broward Community College Nurse Aide Training Course - Davie
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314
Phone: (954) 201-6783

Broward County School Board - Sunrise
1643 North Harrison Parkway, Bldg. H, Sunrise, Florida 33323
Phone: (754) 321-8437

Canterbury Career Schools - Lauderdale Lakes
3500 North SR 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319
Phone: (305) 485-0990

Caring Heart Career Institute CNA Course - Lauderhill
7169 West Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone: (954) 748-3575

Caring, Inc. Nurse Aide Training Course - Lauderhill
4200 NW 16th Street, Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone: (954) 485-7979

Carleen Home Health School CNA Training Course - Plantation
1868 North University Drive, Suite 205, Plantation, Florida 33322
Phone: (954) 476-9090

Center for Career Training - Lauderdale Lakes
3286 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Phone: (954) 731-7475

Christian Nursing and Health Careers Academy - Sunrise
5975 West Sunrise Blvd, Suite 201-202, Sunrise, FL 33313
This CNA course is closed or currently inactive.

City College Nurse Aide Class - Ft. Lauderdale
1401 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 492-5353

El Janes Institute of Coral Springs - Pompano Beach
216 North East 1st Avenue, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Phone: (954) 728-8400

El Janes Institute Nurse Aide Training Course - Fort Lauderdale
701 North West 18th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 728-8400

Enid Ministry School of Nursing and Technology - Fort Lauderdale
5460 North State Road 7, Suite 211, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33319
Phone: (954) 722-5836

Esteem Vocational Training School, Inc. - Hallandale
520 South Dixie Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009
This CNA program is closed or currently inactive.

Fagan Home Health School, Inc. - Plantation
1802 North University Drive, Plantation, Florida 33322
Phone: (954) 741-2608

Faith Christian Fellowship TI - Lauderdale Lakes
3500 North State Road 7, Suite 222, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Phone: (954) 345-3471

Faithful Home Care, Inc. - Sunrise
3551 North West 95th Terrace, Sunrise, Florida 33351
Phone: (781) 675-0088

Florida Academy of Health and Beauty - Wilton Manors
2300 North West 9th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 563-9098

Florida Medical Training Institute - Coconut Creek
4400 West Sample Road, Unit 134, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
This nurse assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Florida Medical Training Institute - Coral Springs
7451 Wiles Road, Suite 105, Coral Springs, Florida 33067
Phone: (954) 752-1414

Florida Nursing Assistance Academy - Fort Lauderdale
5460 North State Road 7, Suite 118-119, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
Phone: (954) 733-5334

Health Care Training Center, Inc. - Cooper City
8688 Griffin Road, Cooper City, Florida 33328
Phone: (954) 252-0002

Health Opportunity Technical Center - Miramar
3604 Southwest 165th Avenue, Miramar, Florida 33027
This CNA training program is closed or currently inactive.

Health Education Learning Programs - Ft. Lauderdale
3075 West Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Phone: (954) 486-5506

Health Education Learning Programs - Ft. Lauderdale
4500 North State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
Phone: (954) 486-5506

Institute of Allied Health CNA Course - Hollywood
4350 West Hollandale Blvd., 4th Floor, Hollywood, FL 33023
Phone: (954) 967-8594

Institute of Professional Careers - Lauderhill
7169 West Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, Florida 33313
Phone: (954) 742-3348

Instutech, Inc. - Pompano Beach
866 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Phone: (954) 784-0774

Instutech of Brevard, Inc. - Wilton Manors
2300 Northwest 9th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 563-9098

Nurse Assistant Programs in Clay County

Keystone Heights High School CNA Program
900 Southwest Orchard Avenue, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656
Phone: (352) 473-1489

Medical and Business Institute CNA Course - Orange Park
2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073
Phone: (904) 269-7086

Middleburg High School
3750 CR 220, Middleburg, Florida 32068
Phone: (904) 213-2116

North Florida Institute in Orange Park
2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone: (904) 269-7086

Orange Park High School CNA Training Program
2300 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073
Phone: (904) 272-8114

Seacrest Nurse Aide Academy - Green Cove Springs
803 Oak Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043

CNA Training Classes in Sumter County

Lake-Sumter Community College CNA Training Program - Sumter
1405 CR 526A, Sumterville, FL 33585
Phone: (352) 568-0001

WeCare Education Center - Wildwood
490 South Old Wire Road, Wildwood, Florida 34785
Phone: (352) 748-3322

Sumter County Adult Community Education - Sumterville
1425 CR 526A, Sumterville, FL 33585
Phone: (352) 793-5719

CNA Training Programs in Broward County, Florida ( Page 2 )

Nurse Aide Training Classes in Florida

Florida CNA Training and Competency Evaluation Program Providers
Please select a Florida county from the table below to find nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program providers in your area.

Alachua County Baker County Bay County Bradford County
Brevard County Broward County Calhoun County Charlotte County
Citrus County Clay County Collier County Columbia County
DeSoto County Dixie County Duval County Escambia County
Flagler County Franklin County Gadsden County Gilchrist County
Glades County Gulf County Hamilton County Hardee County
Hendry County Hernando County Highlands County Hillsborough County
Holmes County Indian River County Jackson County Jefferson County
Lafayette County Lake County Lee County Leon County
Levy County Liberty County Madison County Manatee County
Marion County Martin County Miami-Dade County Monroe County
Nassau County Okaloosa County Okeechobee County Orange County
Osceola County Palm Beach County Pasco County Pinellas County
Polk County Putnam County Saint Johns County Saint Lucie County
Santa Rosa County Sarasota County Seminole County Sumter County
Suwannee County Taylor County Union County Volusia County
Wakulla County Walton County Washington County  

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

CNA Training Schools and Programs

CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Tracy S. on August 05, 2009 at 06:59 PM
I am a CNA and I work in Tallahassee, Florida. I have been a CNA for about two years. I need to renew my CNA certification for Georgia, which has expired. Please help, I am trying to get a job in Georgia. What should I do?

Admin on August 06, 2009 at 08:15 AM
A certified nursing assistant in Georgia must renew her certification every two years. To renew your certification you need to fill out and submit a renewal application. The CNA renewal application verifies that you provided a minimum of eight (8) hours of nurse aide related services for pay in the two years since your last renewal. I am not sure if the state of Georgia considers your work as a CNA in Florida acceptable for renewal of your certification. You need to call the Georgia nurse aide registry and explain your situation. The registry may be contacted at (678) 527-3010 or (800) 414-4358. If your work as a CNA in another state counts toward recertification requirements in Georgia, then you may request a CNA renewal application, complete and submit the forms, and become re-certified in Georgia. On the other hand, if the registry does not count your employment in Florida as valid for renewal of your CNA certification in Georgia, then your only option to re-certify is by retaking the Georgia nurse aide competency examination.

I am currently licensed as a nursing assistant in Florida, and would like to transfer my certification to Montana. How do I transfer my CNA license to Montana?

What do I have to do to transfer my CNA license from Florida to Texas?

Am I required to attend a state-approved training program prior to testing for CNA in Florida?

Can I enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

CNA Resources

CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

CNA Training Programs

Nurse Aide Registries

Alaska Wyoming Oklahoma Washington DC Delaware Maryland Maryland Delaware New Jersey New Jersey Connecticut Connecticut Rhode Island Rhode Island Massachusetts Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Vermont New Hampshire Missouri Indiana Pennsylvania Alabama Maine New York West Virginia Wisconsin Ohio Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Louisiana Mississippi Florida Georgia Tennessee Illinois Michigan Michigan Minnesota Utah Kentucky Kansas South Dakota Arizona Idaho Washington State California Arkansas Texas Nebraska North Dakota Iowa Hawaii Nevada Oregon New Mexico Colorado Montana