Nursing Assistant - 50740

165 clock hours

(Selective Admission)

This program teaches skills for certification and employment as nursing assistants in long-term care facilities. Students learn to identify and meet basic patient needs for safety, comfort, and activities of daily living.

Applicants to become a Certified Nursing Assistant by Examination must successfully pass the required background screening and meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Has successfully completed an approved training program and achieved a minimum score, established by rule of the board, on the nursing assistant competency examination, which consists of a written portion and skills-demonstration portion approved by the board and administered at a site and by personnel approved by the department.
  2. Has achieved a minimum score, established by rule of the board, on the nursing assistant competency examination, which consists of a written portion and skills-demonstration portion, approved by the board and administered at a site and by personnel approved by the department and:
    1. Has a high school diploma, or its equivalent; or
    2. Is at least 18 years of age.
  3. Has completed the curriculum developed under the Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership Grant and achieved a minimum score, established by rule of the board, on the nursing assistant competency examination, which consists of a written portion and skills-demonstration portion, approved by the board and administered at a site and by personnel approved by the department.

Note: If an applicant fails to pass the nursing assistant competency examination in three attempts, the applicant is not eligible for reexamination unless the applicant completes an approved training program. For more information, please visit https://floridasnursing.gov/licensing/certified-nursing-assistant-examination/.

Degree Requirements

Required program:

HCP 0410CNursing Assistant (N)

165 hours

Or

HCP 0120Nursing Assistant - Clinical (N)

40 hours

HCP 0122Nursing Assistant - Classroom and Lab (N)

125 hours