Nursing Assistant (CNA)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Nursing Assistant program is a Florida Board of Nursing/CNA Board approved 120-hour program which MTC has offered for 30 years. This program combines classroom lecture and actual hands-on, clinical experience in local facilities to provide a comprehensive training environment. Successful completion of this program prepares students for certification for employment as nursing assistants in a Long-Term Care Facilities. Students who satisfactorily complete this course are eligible to take the state nursing assistant examination. Upon successfully passing the state exam, students will become certified nursing assistants by the Department of Health, Florida Board of Nursing, CNA Board.

COURSES:

Nurse Aide and Orderly PRN0090

LAB ACTIVITIES:

Student will perform nursing skills in the clinical and simulated laboratory settings under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse instructor. For nursing assistant certification, a minimum of 40 hours clinical must be obtained. Twenty hours of this clinical experience must be in a licensed nursing home.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK:

Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will be needed in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Growth in the demand for healthcare services should lead to increased opportunities for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in other industries as well, such as hospitals and clinics.*

SALARY RANGE:

In the state of Florida, nursing assistants may earn $18,600 to $35,780 per year.*

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
  • Participation in an information session
  • Additional program requirements, if applicable
  • High school diploma—standard or GED is recommended
  • High school transcript required

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon completion of required OCP (Occupational Completion Point) for this state identified job preparatory program, students earn a Certificate of Completion in Nursing Assisting.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Nursing Assistant Certification

 PROGRAM INFORMATION:

To view the  Nursing Assistant Program itemized costs sheet, please click here.


 

 

 

 

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