Nurse Aide Training Programs in Florida

Did you know that any student which completes a nursing assistant class in Florida and applies for certification will be screened by the Florida Board of Nursing? We all know about employers conducting CNA work history checks, but you must pass a similar type of screening prior to becoming a certified nursing assistant in Florida. Because there are differences between the two types of screenings, you should understand what each of them means and how they may affect you.

When you graduate from a CNA course and schedule the CNA state exam, the testing company will conduct a screening and obtain a report. The results of this report are sent to the Board of Nursing. If the results of your individual report are satisfactory then you qualify for certification. The employer conducted CNA checks verify that you have no record of certain disqualifying offenses such as abuse, neglect, and theft associated with residents in long-term-care facilities. These mandatory CNA screenings are conducted in every state not only to adhere to state regulations but also to ensure that a resident's rights are protected.

CNA Training Courses in Palm Beach County

Inlet Grove Adult Education and Community School - Riviera Beach
600 West 28th Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
Phone: (561) 881-4645 or (561) 881-4605
Inlet Grove Adult Education and Community School offers top-notch, part-time evening and Saturday programs and is the only public school in Palm Beach County to offer both nursing assistant and practical nursing programs in the evening. All their teachers are Registered Nurses with BSN degrees and they keep classes small to give students the best opportunity to succeed.

Academy for Practical Nursing and Health Occupations - West Palm Beach
5154 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 201, West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
Phone: (561) 683-1400

American Red Cross - West Palm Beach
825 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Phone: (561) 833-7711

Ameritech Institute for Career Education - South Bay
165 US Highway 27 South, Box 900, South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: (561) 996-5007

Ameritech Institute of the Palm Beaches - Riveria Beach
1900 Broadway, Riveria Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 863-1585

Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education, Inc. - Lake Worth
1776 Lake Worth Road, Suite 101, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 547-7371

Caring Operations Home Health Care - Royal Palm Beach
11440 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Phone: (561) 798-9033

Clinical Academy at St. Marys Hospital - West Palm Beach
901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 881-2798

College of the Palm Beaches Nurse Aide Course
1750 45th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Phone: (407) 881-0220

Educational Services for Health Occupations - West Palm Beach
1955 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: (561) 968-4637

Excelsior School of Health Careers - West Palm Beach
1489 North Military Trail, Suite 219, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 543-2859

Family Care Training Center - West Palm Beach
4047 Okeechobee Blvd., # 124, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 686-4552

FLC Healthcare Academy Nurse Aide Training - Delray Beach
14852 South Military Trail, Delray Beach, Florida 33484
Phone: (561) 638-8099

Health Careers Institute Nurse Aide Course - West Palm Beach
4047 Okeechobee Blvd., # 229, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Phone: (561) 615-9901

Home Health Educational Training Center CNA Course - Delray Beach
2192 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Phone: (561) 274-8220

Homer Altidor Nursing Assistant Program - Riviera Beach
135 West 12 Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 840-9643

Hope Career Institute - West Palm Beach
3101 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: (561) 467-3999

Inlet Grove Community High School - Riviera Beach
7071 Garden Road, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 881-4600

JN Vocational Academy, Inc. - Delray Beach
160 Congress Park Drive, Suite 204, Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: 561-330-6530

International Institute for Business Technical and Medical Careers - Lake Park
500 US Highway 1, Lake Park, FL 33403
Phone: (561) 845-2367

International Institute for Health Care Professionals, Inc. - Boca Raton
2006 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Phone: (561) 394-5822

Jupiter High School CNA Class
500 North Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (561) 434-7467

Lake Worth Community High School Nursing Assistant Course
1701 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Phone: (561) 533-6333

Levin School of Health Care Nurse Aide Course - Delray Beach
2206 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 274-9663

Medical Institute of South Florida - Lake Worth
802 South Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 493-5022

MedVance Institute Nurse Aide Training Program - Atlantis
170 JFK Drive, Atlantis, Florida 33462
Phone: (561) 304-3466

Millenia Healthcare Institute, Inc. - West Palm Beach
1490 South Military Trail, Suite 11, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: (561) 641-0563

Neu Hearth School for Health Careers - Delray Beach
14590 South Military Trail, E 12, Delray Beach, Florida 33484
Phone: (561) 638-7558

Palm Beach Community College - Lake Worth
4200 Congress Avenue, MS 60, Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Phone: (561) 868-3560

Palm Beach Lakes Community High School - West Palm Beach
3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 640-5000

Palm Beach Vocational Institute, Inc. - Lantana
6152 South Congress Avenue, Lantana, Florida 33462
Phone: 561-966-0551

Park Vista High School - Lake Worth
7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33468
Phone: (561) 434-8400

Rama Nursing School, Inc. - Riveria Beach
2850 Avenue F, Riveria Beach, Florida 33404
Phone: (561) 881-5536

South College Nurse Assistant Training Program - West Palm Beach
1760 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Phone: (561)697-9200

South Technical Academy - Boynton Beach
1300 Southwest 30th Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
Phone: (561) 369-7004

South Technical High School - Boynton Beach
1300 Southwest 30th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Phone: (561) 434-7467

Sunshine Academy Nurse Aide Training Program - Boynton Beach
112 Southeast 23rd Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Phone: (561) 715-6217

Supreme Educational Training Center - West Palm Beach
750 South Military Trail, Suite D-E, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: (561) 683-9992

T and T Academy of Health Services - West Palm Beach
2790 North Military Trail, Suite 7, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Phone: (888) 844-8912

Techni-Pro Institute - Delray Beach
2206 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: (561) 266-1000

Technical and Professional Skills Institute - Boynton Beach
3639 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Phone: (561) 243-4007

West Technical Community High School - Belle Glade
2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 434-7467

Nurse Assistant Schools in Taylor County

Taylor Technical Institute - Perry
3233 Highway 19 South, Perry, Florida 32348
Phone: (850) 838-2545

CNA Schools in Pinellas County

American Red Cross - Clearwater
2451 Enterprise Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
Phone: (727) 446-2358

American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Course - Pinellas Park
7200 66th Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: (727) 898-3111

American Red Cross - St. Petersburg
818 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 898-3111

American Red Cross TB - Clearwater
624 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 446-2358

Boca Ciega High School Nurse Aide Training Program - Gulfport
924 58th Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
Phone: (727) 893-2780

Central Florida Institute - Palm Harbor
30522 US Highway 19th North, Suite 200, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Phone: (727) 786-4707

Chase Learning Institute - St. Petersburg
8950 Dr. M L King Jr. Street, Petersburg, Florida 33702
Phone: (407) 361-7562

Educational Training Center - St. Petersburg
3301-B 3rd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
Phone: (727) 323-3466

Florida Institute of Medical and Dental Training - Palm Harbor
3522 US Highway 19th North, Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
Phone: (813) 784-4202

Freedom Square Learning Center Nurse Aide Program - Seminole
7800 Liberty Lane, Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 398-0199

Genuine Healthcare Education, Inc. CNA Training Course - St. Petersburg
332 49th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone: (727) 323-2055

HCR Training Program - St. Petersburg
4145 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33709
Phone: (727) 546-2405

Health Insitute of Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg
9549 Koger Blvd., Suite 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: (727) 577-1497

Lakewood Community School - St. Petersburg
1400 54th Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
Phone: (813) 893-2955

Largo High School Nursing Assistant Program
410 Missouri Avenue, Largo, FL 33770
Phone: (727) 588-3758

Lincoln Technical Institute (Americare School of Nursing) - St. Petersburg
5335 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (407) 673-7406

Palm Harbor University Community School
1900 Omaha Street, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
Phone: (727) 699-1140

Palm Harbor University High School
1900 Omaha Street, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
Phone: (727) 669-1131

Pinellas Technical Education Center CNA Class - Clearwater
6100 154th Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 538-7167

Pinellas Technical Education Center - St. Petersburg
901 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
Phone: (727) 893-2500

Sabal Palms Health Care Center - Largo
499 Alternate Keene Road, Largo, Florida 33771
Phone: (729) 586-4211

Seacrest Nurse Aide Academy - Largo
9035 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, Florida 33777

Seacrest Nurse Aide Academy - Palm Harbor
3825 Countryside Blvd., Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Suncoast Nurses Connection - St. Petersburg
5111 66th Street North, Suite 503-506, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 344-7170

Ultimate Medical Academy, LLC - Clearwater
1218 Court Street, Suite B-C, Clearwater, Florida 33756
Phone: (727) 298-8685

Van Dyck Institute, Inc. - St. Petersburg
1301 North 66th Street, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: (727) 347-0074

Women's World Christian Council Technical - Oldsmar
207 Buckingham Avenue East, Oldsmar, Florida 34677
Phone: (813) 361-4926

CNA Classes in Bradford County

Bradford-Union Area Vocational Technical Center - Starke
609 North Orange Street, Starke, Florida 32091
Phone: (904) 966-6760

CNA Training Programs in Seminole County

Gabriel Health Institute - Longwood
1235 S HWY 17-92, Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (407) 777-9778

ABC Training Center - Fern Park
7255 Estapona Circle # 201, Fern Park, FL 32730
Phone: (407) 834-3999

Academy of Health Careers CNA Course - Seminole High School
2701 Ridgewood Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 320-5063

American Red Cross - Longwood
705-C SR 434, Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (407) 339-4429

Americare School of Nursing CNA Training Course - Fern Park
7275 Estapona Circle, Fern Park, Florida 32730
Phone: (407) 673-7406

Beverly Health Care Career Center - Lake Mary
55 Skyline Drive, Suite 2300, Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: (407) 804-0600

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health CNA Program - Longwood
1912 Boothe Circle Suite 200, Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (407) 265-8383

Lighthouse Medical Academy - Altemonte Springs
1159 East Altemonte Drive, Suite 1105, Altemonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: (407) 339-0895

Lincoln Technical Institute (Americare School of Nursing) - Fern Park
7275 Estapona Circle, Fern Park, Florida 32730
Phone: (407) 673-7406

Longwood Technical Institute - Longwood
755 West State Road 434, Suite H, Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (321) 363-2026

Opis Management Resources C.N.A. Course - Longwood
155 Landover Place, Longwood, Florida 32750
Phone: (407) 830-7744

Seminole Community College - Sanford
100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 328-4722

CNA Training Courses in St. Johns County

Bethune-Cookman College - Spuds
Spuds Branch Campus, Spuds, Florida 32145
Phone: (904) 692-2214

First Coast Technical Institute - St. Augustine
2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 824-4401

Ponce De Leon Training Center - St. Augustine
1999 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, FL 32286
Phone: (904) 824-3311

Nurse Assistant Courses in Osceola County

Osceola High School CNA Class - Kissimmee
420 South Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 518-5400 x 04656

Gateway High School Nurse Aide Program - Kissimmee
93 Panther Paws Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: (407) 935-3600

New Horizons Career Center CNA Course - Kissimmee
2107 Clay Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 483-0432

Professional Nursing Academy - Kissimmee
1350 East Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: (407) 870-9423

Saint Cloud High School CNA Class
2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Phone: (407) 891-3100

St. Cloud High School C.N.A Course
2001 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769
Phone: (407) 891-3100

Technical Education Center of Osceola - Kissimmee
501 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: (407) 344-5080

Teresita Nursing Assistant Academy - Kissimmee
3501 West Vine Street, Suite 311, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 846-9700

CNA Training Courses in Highlands County

South Florida Community College - Avon Park
600 West College Drive, Avon Park, Florida 33825
Phone: (863) 382-6900

Nursing Assistant Classes in Broward County, Florida

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

C. Adams on November 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

Admin on November 8, 2014 at 05:34 PM
There are no federal regulations stating that individuals are required to have a high school diploma prior to attending nurse aide classes but some states such as Florida require a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to testing if you are under 18 years old and have not attended a training program. A program coordinator at the school or nursing facility which is offering CNA training classes may tell you if a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required in order to enroll in the nurse aide program. Some facilities do not require a diploma as long as you have completed a 10th grade high school education. In the state of Texas a high school diploma or a GED is not necessary in order to attend and complete a nursing assistant program.

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

After becoming a CNA how much more training does it take to become an RN?

I am really interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. I am in the military and we go out to sea continuously. I do not have too much time to actually attend a program until next year. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training?

How long does it take to get a CNA certificate?

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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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