The FSCJ Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares you to start a rewarding career as a nursing assistant. Through the use of live instructor and hands-on training, you will receive the necessary skills to start a career in the nursing profession 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 component courses. Students must complete both courses to receive their FSCJ Certificate of Completion for the program and to sit for the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Exam.
FSCJ now offers both classroom & online Hybrid program offerings! See below for scheduled class dates.
Basic Healthcare Worker (Healthcare Foundations) - CCE 0796 (Price: $429):
Basic Healthcare Worker course should be completed before enrolling in the Nursing Assistant course. To view the Fall schedule dates for this class, please review the Healthcare Foundations page here.
This course is an introduction to the healthcare environment, students training will focus on the healthcare 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.
Nursing Assistant - HED 0101 (Price: $799):
This course trains students in the 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 student's 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.
The course includes a 40-hour "off-site" clinical rotation at the end of the course. Students will have the option of using a FSCJ Designated Site for their required clinical or finding their own clinical site.
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-hand corner and use Student Code “FSCJ267” in the code box to access our page.
Online Course Materials (eBook & Course Software): Students are required to purchase a Cengage Unlimited subscription for this course. This subscription will grant students access to MindTap, as well as Cengage's online library of eTextbooks. You can purchase the subscription through Cengage here. (Recommend 4 Month Subscription Package)
Textbook: Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach, 11th Ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning Acello, B. & Hegner, B. (2016)
Other Recommended Materials Requirements:
Stethoscope, Blood Pressure Cuff, Two Hand Wrist Watch
Items to be completed before performing Clinical:
Drug Screening/Background check. May be required to undergo a physical exam, Provide proof of up-to-date immunizations & Test, American Heart Association CPR/AED/BLS Certification depending on clinical location.
**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
Financial Assistance Programs:
Elizabeth Baptista Carrero Future CNA Non-Endowed Scholarship To apply: Please contact Jefferson Everett at Jefferson.Everett@fscj.edu
CareerSource (TANF/SNAP E&T Program)
Goodwill A-Step Program: https://www.goodwilljax.org/education/a-step.aspx
**Helps identify financial aid resources and may provide partial funding for eligible candidates.
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)
Please Note: This class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment number is not met.
***Course Includes Clinical, Clinical Dates/Times TBD
|Fall||4786||Kent Campus||F-235||M, W||6:00pm - 9:00pm||10/23/2023 - 12/02/2023|
|Fall||4787||North Campus||C-342||T, R||6:00pm - 9:00pm||11/07/2023 - 12/16/2023|