Nurse Aide Training Programs in Florida

If you have already completed a state-approved CNA training program in Florida and passed the nurse aide examination, then you have the right to practice and hold a CNA certification. Nursing assistants must understand that certificates expire every two years and if one wishes to continue working in the health care field as a nursing assistant then certification renewal is a must. Florida legislation has established that a all nurse aide certifications expire on the last day in the month of December, every odd numbered year. To remind you that renewal is due, the CNA registry will send a renewal form to the address you have on file.

The form is sent way before your certification will expire, to give you ample time for renewal. Each CNA has one hundred and twenty (120) days notice for certification renewal. The most important requirement to qualify for renewal of your CNA certificate in Florida is verification of employment as a paid nurse aide for any amount of hours in the two years prior to the renewal date. Unlike other states, Florida does not mandate that you send any documentation of employment along with the application for renewal of your nursing assistant license. The state verifies your information with employers prior to granting you the CNA certificate for another two years.

CNA Courses in Brevard County

Florida Medical Training Institute Nurse Assistant Program - Melbourne
478 North Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 751-9696

American Red Cross - Cocoa
904 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: (407) 723-7142

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Program - Melbourne
1150 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 723-7141

Beverly Health Care of Palm Bay
5404 Babcock Street, Palm Bay, FL 32905
Phone: (407) 722-0660

Brevard Community College Nursing Assistant Course - Bayside High School
1901 Degroodt Road SW, Palm Bay, FL 32908
Phone: (321) 956-5000

Brevard Community College - Cocoa
1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: (321) 433-7573

Brevard Community College CNA Training Program - Melbourne High
74 Bulldog Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 952-5880

Brevard Community College Nursing Assistant Program - Palm Bay
250 Community College Parkway SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909
Phone: (321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College C.N.A. Class - Palm Bay High School
101 Pirate Lane, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 952-5900

Brevard Community College CNA Training Program - Rockledge High School
220 Raider Road, Rockledge, Florida 32955
Phone: (321) 636-3711

Brevard Community College Nurse Aide Training - Titusville
1311 North US 1, Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: (321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College - Titusville Astronaut High School
800 War Eagle Blvd., Titusvill, Florida 32796
Phone: (321) 264-3000

Brevard Community College Nurse Aide Training Program - Titusville High School
150 Terrier Trail, Titusvill, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-3100

Casel Healthcare Training Center Nurse Aide Course - Melbourne
4880 Stack Blvd., Suite E2, Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 752-0270

Casel Healthcare Training Center - Rockledge Campus
1199 S. US Hwy 1, Rockledge, Fl 32955
Phone: (321) 676-4066

Health Care Dimension, Inc. - Melbourne
4880 Stack Blvd., Suite E 2, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 984-5100

Keiser College C.N.A. Class - Melbourne
900 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 409-4800

Rockledge Nursing Assistant Training Center
587 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, Florida 32955
Phone: (321) 632-6300

Seacrest Nurse Aide Academy - Palm Beach
5405 Babcock Street Northeast, Palm Beach, Florida 32905

Space Coast Health Institute CNA Class - West Melbourne
1070 South Wickham Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 308-8000

Titusville High School Nurse Aide Training Program
150 Terrier Trail, Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 264-3100

Titusville Nurse Assistant Training School
1705 Jess Parrish Court, Titusville, Florida 32796
Phone: (321) 269-5720

Vista Manor Nurse Aide Program - Titusville
1550 Jess Parrish Court, Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: (407) 269-2200

VNA Healthcare Education - Cocoa
410 High Point Drive, Cocoa, FL 32936
Phone: (407) 636-3232

Vocational Training Institute - Palm Bay
2550 Palm Bay Road, Palm Bay, Florida 32905
Phone: (561) 502-8656

Nurse Assistant Courses in Citrus County

Academy of Health Careers C.N.A. Class - Crystal River High School
1205 NE 8th Avenue, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone: (352) 795-4641

Central Florida Community College - Lecanto
3800 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone: (352) 746-6721

Concorde Career Institute Nurse Training Program - Miramar
10933 Marks Way, Miramar, Florida 33025
Phone: (954) 874-9440

Coral Ridge Training School Nursing Assistant Program - Ft. Lauderdale
2740 East Oakland Park Blvd., # 301, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Phone: (954) 561-2022

Insitute of Health Education Nurse Aide Course - Crystal River
591 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone: (352) 795-6200

Withlacoochee Technical Institute CNA Program - Inverness
1201 West Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450
Phone: (352) 726-2430

CNA Training Courses in Collier County

Southwestern Vocational Training - Naples
599 9th Street North, Naples, Florida 34102
Phone: (239) 384-9309

American Red Cross Collier County Chapter - Naples
2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119
Phone: (239) 596-6868

Bentley Classic Academy of Healthcare LMG Nurse Aide Course - Naples
875 Retreat Drive, Naples, Florida 34110
Phone: (941) 598-3191

Caregiver Education Nursing Assistant Program - Naples
5009 Tamiami Train East, Naples, FL 34113
Phone: (239) 595-8180

Immokalee Technical Center Nurse Aide Class - Immokalee
508 North 9th Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142
Phone: (239) 377-4531

Lorenzo Walker Institute - Naples
508 North 9th Center, Naples, Florida 34104
Phone: (239) 430-6900
This is a 120-hour nurse assistant training program.

Lorenzo Walker Institute - Naples
3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL 34104
Phone: (239) 377-0900
Lorenzo Walker Institute also offers a PCA training course and a 165-hour training program.

Nurse Assistant Programs in Gilchrist County

Bell High School Nurse Aide Training Program - Bell
P.O. BOX 130, Bell, Florida 32619
Phone: (352) 463-3207

Gilchrist County School Board - Trenton
310 Northwest 11th Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: (352) 463-3200

CNA Programs in Columbia County

Columbia High School Nurse Aide Training Program - Lake City
469 SE Fighting Tiger Drive, Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 758-4841

Lake City Community College Nursing Assistant Program
Box 1030, Route 19, Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 752-1822

Nurse Assistant Training Programs in Lee County

Horizon Healthcare Institute - Ft. Myers
3677 Central Avenue, Suite I, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239) 939-1992

Southwestern Vocational Training - Cape Coral
3100 Del Prado Blvd. South, Unit 301-303, Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone: (239) 214-0717

American Red Cross - Fort Myers
7173 SW Cypress Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (813) 936-0203

Careers in Health Care - Fort Myers
3949 Evans Avenue, Ft. Myers, Florida 33901
Phone: (941) 939-1228

East Lee County High School - Lehigh Acres
715 Thomas Sherwin Avenue, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Phone: (239) 561-0060

Estero High School Nursing Assistant Course
21900 River Ranch Road, Estero, Florida 33928
Phone: (239) 947-9400

Florida Health Academy Nursing Assistant Course - Bonita Springs
10915 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 1161, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Phone: (941) 495-8282

Ida S. Baker High School Medical Academy - Cape Coral
3500 Aqualinda Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida 33914
Phone: (239) 458-6690

Lee County High Tech Center Central Nursing Assistant Course - Fort Myers
3800 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone: (239) 334-4544

Lee County High Tech Center North CNA Course - Cape Coral
360 Santa Barbara Blvd. North, Cape Coral, Florida 33993
Phone: (239) 574-4440

South Fort Myers High School CNA Program
14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33912
Phone: (239) 561-0060

Training Resources Nurse Aide Program - Cape Coral
1224 Southeast 27th Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: (941) 458-5995

Manna School of Midwifery and Health - Bonita Springs
11020 Rosemary Drive, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
Phone: (941) 992-1211

Med-Life Institute - Fort Myers
2950 Winkler Avenue, Unit 1201, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239) 603-6632

CNA Programs in Marion County

Marion City Community Technical and Adult Education Center - Ocala
1014 Southwest 7th Road, Ocala, Florida 34474
Phone: (352) 671-7200

Monroe Vocational Institute - Ocala
131 Southwest 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34478
Phone: (352) 351-7394

Taylor College - Belleview
11761 South US Highway 441, Belleview, FL 34420
Phone: (352) 245-4119

Central Florida Community College Nurse Aide Program - Ocala
P.O. Box 1388, Ocala, Florida 34478
Phone: (352) 854-2322

Community Technical and Adult Education - Ocala
1014 SW 7th Road, Ocala, Florida 34474
This CNA class is closed or currently inactive.

CNA Training Programs in Okaloosa County

Crestview VoTech CNA Class
1306 North Ferndon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: (850)689-5532

Ft. Walton Beach Nursing Assistant School
1 LBJ Senior Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Phone: (850) 863-2066

Okaloosa Applied Technology Center - Ft. Walton Beach
1976 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone: (850) 833-3500

Nurse Assistant Courses in Putnam County

Crescent City High School Nurse Aide Class
Route 1, Box 147, Crescent City, Florida 32112
Phone: (904) 698-1629

First Coast Technical Center Nursing Assistant Program - Palatka
113 Putnam City Blvd., Palatka, Florida 32131
Phone: (386) 326-9000

First Coast Technical Institute - Putnam County Campus
146 Comfort Road, Palatka, Florida 32177
Phone: (904) 829-1081

St. Johns River Community College - Palatka
5001 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177
Phone: (904) 312-4200

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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

Rita Z. on September 04, 2009 at 08:19 AM
I am currently certified as a CNA in Florida, and would like to transfer to Montana. How do I transfer my nursing assistant certification to Montana?

Admin on September 05, 2009 at 10:21 PM
To transfer your nursing assistant certification from Florida to Montana you need to complete an endorsement application and send it to the Montana nurse aide registry. Follow all the instructions in the application, and include a clear copy of your current Florida CNA certificate. The Montana nurse aide registry reviews your endorsement application, and upon approval your name will be listed on the registry. A Montana nursing assistant certificate will also be mailed to you. The endorsement application may be found here: Nurse Aide Interstate Endorsement Registry Application. You may want to call the Montana Nurse Aide Registry at (406) 444-4980 to verify this information or to get answers to other questions you may have. Good luck!

I have a CNA certificate for Florida but I am moving to Texas. What do I have to do to transfer my CNA certification from Florida to Texas?

Can I just take the Florida test for nursing assistants and skip the training program?

Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

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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.

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