Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)    

Continuing Education

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The FSCJ Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares you to start a rewarding career as a nursing assistant. Through the use of live instructor and hand-on training your will receive the necessary skills needed to start a career in the nursing and sit for the Florida Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification exam. 

Our Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is broken up into two individual components courses. Students must complete both courses to receive their FSCJ Certificate of Completion for the program and sit for the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Exam.

Component Course #1 – CCE 0796 Basic Health Care Worker (90 Hours):

This course is an introduction to the health care environment, students training will focus on the health care team and delivery systems. You will learn and discuss topics including legal responsibilities, ethical issues, safety and security, information technology applications in healthcare, emergencies, infection control, communication, interpersonal behaviors, employability skills, blood borne diseases, wellness, disease and basic math and science.

Component Course #2 – HED 0101 Nursing Aid Training (75 Hours):

This course trains students in overall concept of being a nursing assistant. The content addressed in this course prepares you to work with people of various ages and cultures and establishes a foundation of basic skills that extends the students understanding of their role in healthcare. The course includes interactive activities, simulated laboratory experiences and hands-on experience in a designated clinical setting.  Upon completion of this course students will be able to sit for the Florida Board of Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

Required Materials:

Scrubs: Students can order scrubs for the class through www.meridys.com. Upon going to the site click on “Student or Group In” in the top right had corner and use Student Code “FSCJ267” in the code box to access our page.  

Online Course Materials (eBook & Course Software): Nursing Assistant: A nursing process approach, 11th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning Acello, B. & Hegner, B. (2016) (Recommend 4 Month Subscription Package)

Online Course Material Link - https://www.cengage.com/c/nursing-assistant-a-nursing-process-approach-11e-acello/9781133132370PF/

Other Recommended Materials Requirements:

Stethoscope, Blood Pressure Cuff, Two Hand Wrist Watch

**ITEMS ARE NOT REQUIRED but can be purchased at Meridys.com or any 3rd party site (i.e. Amazon)**

Items to be completed before Performing Clinical: 

Undergo a physical exam, Provide proof of up-to-date immunizations & Test, American Heart Association CPR/AED/BLS Certification

Estimated Total Cost of Drug Screen/Background & CPR Class - $200.00

**Physical Exam & Immunization Documents are provided to students after registration**

Florida Board of Nursing CNA Exam Requirements: 

U.S. citizen or legal immigrant, At least 18 years of age, High School Diploma or GED® Undergo a Background & Drug Screening Check 

**Screening Information sent to student after registration**

Financial Assistance Programs:

CareerSource (TANF Program)
https://careersourcenortheastflorida.com/welfare-transition-program

CareerSource (SNAP E&T Program)
https://careersourcenortheastflorida.com/welfare-transition-program

Goodwill A-Step Program (Note: Enter FSCJ CNA Referral in the “How did you hear about us column): https://www.goodwilljax.org/education/a-step.aspx

Catholic Charities Workforce Development Program: https://www.ccbjax.org/workforce-development

Lutheran Services (International Students/Refugee’s Only): (904) 730-8263

FSCJ Payment Plans:
FSCJ Tuition Installment Plans (TIPS)
 - https://www.fscj.edu/admissions-aid/student-financial-services/tuition-installment-plans-(tips)

FSCJ Installment Payments (Student Account): Upon registration for program students are allowed to submit installment payments of any amount up to 48hrs before the start of the class (NOTE: Total course must be paid 48hrs before start of class)

Course Title

Class #

Location

Room

Day

Time

Date

Basic Healthcare Worker

1575

Online (Instructor Led)

Online

Online

Online

6/14 - 7/18

Nurse Aid Training/Clinical

3437

Online/Classroom Hybrid

Room for Labs will be emailed to students upon registration

Days for Labs will be emailed to students upon registration

6-8pm (Lab Sessions Only)

7/19/21 - 8/8/21

 



Class Information

Program Code: HED 0101 & CCE 0796

Hours: 163

Cost: $1199.00

Contact Information
Phone: (904) 357-8910