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Who should attend? Anyone over the age of 18 with high school diploma or GED.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to challenge the state examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The Examination is NOT included in the program. CLICK HERE for information about this exam. Before registering for this course, Visit the Florida Board of Nursing Website for information about becoming a CNA.
Financial Assistance: Need help paying for some or all of this course? Visit our Financial Assistance Page
· If you are between the ages of 16 and 24 with a high school diploma or GED, you may qualify for a local grant. Please visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.
· Check out our Pre-Payment Plan.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), also known as Certified Nurses Aides, work in a variety of healthcare settings providing basic healthcare services to patients or facility residents. This training program will also train you to be a Home Health Aide and prepares you for the CNA licensing exam. It is conducted online, in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion demonstrating that you have completed 120+ hours of training, which includes 40 hours of clinical experience. Students will also receive a second certificate for completion of Home Health Aide training. Clinical schedules may vary depending on the dates of the specific course.
The following is included in your registration fee:
BP Cuff and Stethoscope
Healthcare Provider CPR AED Certification valid for 2 years
Please note, the registration fee does not include the Background Check and Exam fees required by the Board of Nursing should you decide to challenge the exam.
Course Requirements for Clinical Training Experience:
Background Check- A level 2 background check will be conducted through Hillsborough Community College. Students with felonies, especially those related to child or elder abuse are not allowed to participate in the clinical rotation. Visit the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA to see if you are eligible to work in healthcare if you have criminal a history. Person’s with criminal history may be able to obtain and exemption from AHCA to provide eligibility for employment in a healthcare setting. A failed background check will result in removal from the program with no refund.
Drug Screening- Students are required to have a 10-panel drug screen. If the urine screen is positive, the student will receive a call from the medical review officer at the testing center asking you to provide documentation of prescriptive medication. If proper documentation cannot be provided, the failed drug screen will result in removal from the program with no refund. NOTE: Healthcare facilities will not allow students or employees to use marijuana, even with state medical approval for marijuana use. Any positive marijuana drug screen result, regardless of medical approval for use, will still result in removal from the program with no refund.
Students must get a medical physical exam including a 2-stage TB skin test and must provide proof that all immunizations are up to date including: Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B, TDAP. If the student has a medical issue that can affect their participation in the program, they should advise HCC immediately. We do not recommend taking classes that include phlebotomy/specimen collection and if you are pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant due to exposure risk. Your physician must complete and sign the Students Health and Immunization Certification Forms. All exams, tests and vaccines are required. Your healthcare provider will need to complete required HCC forms available to you once your register.
1. Your High School should have your immunization records if you have graduated within the past 3 years.
2. Your primary care doctor may have copies of your immunizations.
3. Physicals and immunizations are free in many health insurance plans including Medicaid and may be completed with your primary care doctor.
Please Note: This course includes a mandatory of 40 clinical hours covered over 4 - 5 days. Clinicals are typically held all-day at a hospital and/or long-term nursing facility towards the end of the course. Access to transportation and a flexible schedule is needed.
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