Full course description
This class meets only on Saturdays for 12 weeks, from 9:00am until 5:00pm in room 131.
1602 N. 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 Map
Who should attend? Anyone over the age of 18 with high school diploma or GED. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to take 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 Florida Board of Nursing and VA approved training program is conducted online, in the classroom and the clinical setting. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the CNA exam to receive your CNA license. Schedules may vary depending on the dates of the specific course.
The following is included in your registration fee:
Healthcare Provider CPR AED Certification valid for 2 years
BP Cuff and Stethoscope
Please note, the registration fee does not include the Background Check and Exam fees required by the Board of Nursing.
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. A failed background check will result in removal from the program with no refund. Person’s with criminal history may be able to obtain and exemption from the Agency for Health Care Administration to provide eligibility for employment in a healthcare setting. Visit AHCA for more information.
Drug Screening- Students are required to have a 5-panel drug screen completed at Tampa Occupational Health Service at 2919 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33609. If the urine screen is positive, the student will receive a call from the medical review officer to provide documentation of prescriptive medication. If proper documentation cannot be provided, a second test must be completed at the student’s expense within 24 hours. The failed drug screen will result in removal from the program with no refund.
Students must get a medical physical exam including a 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 Form. If you do not have a primary physician, you can schedule an appointment at Tampa Occupational Health, (2919 Swann Ave, Suite 402, Tampa, FL 33609) to see Doctor Jean at the same location as your drug screening. The fee is $35.00 for the physical and is not included in your registration fee.
Your High School should have your immunization records if you have graduated within the past 3 years.
Your primary care doctor may have copies of your immunizations.
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. 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.
Questions? Please email Lois Cato at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help you!