Nurse Aide Training Programs in Florida

Are the CNA exams in Florida any different than those required for nursing assistant certification in other states? The nurse assistant examination in Florida is the same as the mandatory test in other states, where a student has to pass two distinct parts of the exam, one being the written part and the the other being the skill component. Each nurse aide program graduate must pass both exam parts in order to receive certification as a nurse assistant in Florida. Those who request reciprocity do not have to re-take the CNA exam in Florida.

If you are a certified nurse aide in a state other than Florida and wish to become certified in this state, all you need to do is apply for reciprocity. In order to transfer you certification to Florida, a CNA needs to be active, and in good standing on the CNA registry of her home state. Out-of-state nursing assistant program graduates who have only passed one part of the nurse aide exam are not allowed to challenge the second part of the exam in Florida. One must pass both parts of the CNA exam in their home state prior to requesting reciprocity in Florida. As part of the reciprocity process, all candidates must submit to a federal background check.

CNA Training Courses in Orange County

21st Century Education Services, Inc. - Orlando
6837 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32818
Phone: (407) 578-3867

American Red Cross - Orlando
5 North Bumby Ave., Orlando, Florida 32803
Phone: (407) 894-4141

American Red Cross - Winter Garden
1600 West Highway 50, Winter Garden, Florida 34787
This nurse assistant training course is closed or currently inactive.

Angley College - Winter Park
3580 Aloma Avenue # 5, Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (386) 740-1215

Angley College Nursing Assistant Program - Orlando
1485 Florida Mall Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 438-7836

Apopka High School Nurse Aide Program
555 West Martin Street, Apopka, Florida 32712
Phone: (407) 905-5500

Avega Career Institute Nursing Assistant Program - Orlando
1819 Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: (407) 681-9215

Avega Career Institute, Inc. CNA Course - Orlando
1819 North Semoran Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32807
Phone: (407) 681-9205

Center for Professional Training and Development, Inc. - Orlando
750 South Orange Blossom Street, Suite 264, Orlando, Florida 32809
Phone: (407) 841-2860

Center for Professional Training and Development, Inc. - Orlando
1122 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: (407) 841-2860

Central Florida College Nurse Aide Training Program - Winter Park
1573 West Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32789
This CNA training program is closed or currently inactive.

Central Florida College - Orlando
3326 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804
Phone: 407-843-3984

Chase Learning Institute C.N.A. Course - Orlando
4650 South Semoran Blvd., Suite 209, Orlando, FL 32822
Phone: (407) 384-3145

Cypress Creek High School Medical Academy - Orlando
1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando, Florida 32824
Phone: (407) 852-3400

Duval Training Institute Nursing Assistant Program - Orlando
1759 Anna Katherine Drive, Orlando, FL 32828
Phone: (407) 249-3996

First Step Alliance Nurse Aide Training Program - Orlando
6000 South Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 447-1045

Florida Health School Center CNA Program - Orlando
5665 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, Florida 32822
Phone: (407) 859-8367

Florida Healthcare Academy Nurse Aide Course - Orlando
5804-B Lake Underhill Road, Sun Center Plaza, Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: (407) 275-5880

Florida Life Institute - Orlando
1901 West Colonial Drive, Suite 6-9, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 532-8817

Florida Medical Training Institute CNA Program - Orlando
5575 Semoran Blvd., Suite 34-35, Orlando, Florida 32822
Phone: (407) 257-9660

J & J Healthcare Institute Nurse Aide Class - Orlando
750 Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 253-4, Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: (407) 839-3363

Lane Institute of Health Sciences CNA Training Course - Winter Park
445 North Wymore Road, Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: (407) 629-6991

Matrix Career Institute - Orlando
5310 Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: (407) 716-2092

Matrix Educational Center C.N.A. Program - Orlando
2120 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804
Phone: (407) 420-2125

Rose Training Institute, Inc. C.N.A. Class - Orlando
6900 Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL 32818
Phone: (407) 521-7073

Orlando Academy School of Health Professions
1650 Sand Lake Road, Suite 115, Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 240-2800

Orlando Technical Center Nurse Aide Program
301 West Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: (407) 2746-7060

Seacrest Nurse Aide Academy - Orlando
7950 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, FL 32822

Vernord Insitute - Winter Park
1000 North Orlando Avenue, Suite C, Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: (407) 478-0834

VNA Carelink Healthcare Education - Orlando
600 Courtland Street, Orlando, Florida 32804
Phone: (407) 975-2262

VNA Respite Healthcare Education - Winter Park
1850 Lee Road, Suite 111, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 644-6494

Westminster Services Nursing Assistant - Orlando
80 West Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 649-8487

Westside Technical Center - Winter Garden
955 East Story Road, Winter Garden, Florida 34787
Phone: (407) 905-2000

William R. Boone High School Health Care Academy C.N.A. Class - Orlando
2000 South Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32806
Phone: (407) 893-7200

Winter Park Technical Nursing Assistant Course
901 Webster Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 622-2900

CNA Training Programs in Bay County

Gulf Coast Community College - Panama City
5230 West US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401
This CNA program is closed or currently inactive.

Tom P. Haney VoTech Center - Panama City
3016 Highway 77, Panama City, FL 32405
Phone: (850) 747-5500

Nurse Assistant Schools in Leon County

Esteem Vocational Training for Health EST - Tallahassee
313 North Macomb Street, Suite B, Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Phone: (850) 599-4746

Branell Institute at Keiser College - Tallahassee
1615 East Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 878-2191

Century College Nursing Assistant Program - Tallahassee
2520 North Monroe Street, Suite 260, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: (850) 386-7035

Lively Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Program - Tallahassee
500 North Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 487-7449

Seacrest Nurse Aide Academy - Tallahassee
3333 Capital Medical Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Southeastern School of Health Sciences - Tallahassee
243 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: (850) 222-0020

Tallahassee Community College Nurse Aide Training Program
444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 201-8313

CNA Classes in Hendry County

Clewiston Adult Community School
1501 South Francisco Street, Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863) 983-1578

Labelle Adult Community School
4050 Calvary Way, Labelle, FL 33935
Phone: (863) 674-4118

CNA Classes in Levy County

Central Florida Community College CNA Course - Chiefland
114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626
Phone: (352) 493-9533

Health Education Center - Chiefland
102 North Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
This nurse assistant training program is closed or currently inactive.

Bronson Middle High School
1 Eagle Drive, Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-5261

Chiefland High School CNA Course
808 North Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
Phone: (352) 493-6011

Williston High School Nurse Aide Training Program
427 West Noble Avenue, Williston, FL 32696
Phone: (352) 528-3542

CNA Classes in Monroe County

Florida Keys Community College - Tavernier
89901 US Highway 1, Tavernier, FL 33070
Phone: 305-809-3268

Nurse Aide Training Programs in Escambia County

George Stone Technical Center Nurse Aide Training Program - Pensacola
2400 Longleaf Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32526
Phone: (850) 941-6200

Medical Career Center Nurse Aide Training Program - Pensacola
19 West Garden Street, 2nd Floor, Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone: (850) 436-8444

Pensacola Junior College Nurse Assistant Training Program
5555 West Highway 98, Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: (850) 484-2254

Superior in Home Care Nurse Aide Class - Pensacola
1000 North New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL 32506
Phone: (850) 456-9524

West Florida HS Advanced Technology Nurse Aide Training - Pensacola
2400 Longleaf Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32526
Phone: (850) 941-6200

CNA Training Classes in Gulf County

Gulf Coast Community College - Port St. Joe
3800 Garrsion Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Phone: (850) 227-9670

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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

Tamara F. on May 3, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Someone told me that I can learn on my own and not do the training and I was wondering if I can just take the Florida test for nursing assistants and skip the training program?

Admin on May 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Florida is one of the states where an individual may challenge the nursing assistant exam without completing a training program first so the answer is YES unless you have already failed part of the certification exam three times. A state-approved training program is not required prior to testing in Florida but it is strongly recommended. If you plan on taking the exam without going through a training program then please be aware that you need to be 18 years of age OR have a high school diploma or its equivalent. There are certain advantages and disadvantages either way but it is definitely possible in Florida.

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?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

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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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