Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant Program (Veterans Education Approval)

An important part of the nursing care team. A nursing assistant is a person who, under the direction of a licensed nurse, performs important basic nursing skills such as: checking vital signs, promoting comfort, personal hygiene, assisting with meals, safety, skin care, and many more necessary tasks. Class time includes instruction in: basic Anatomy and Physiology, classification of disease, nutrition, specimen collection, blood sugar testing, infection control (HIV, blood borne and airborne pathogens, isolation procedures and the handling of infectious waste), First Aid, Domestic Violence training, and CPR training. In addition, students receive training in professional behavior and ethics. Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to take the Florida State Certification test. This test consists of questions and a practical clinical exam. The state test is administered at Treasure Coast Technical College. Nursing Assistant Flyer

Completion Rate: 78% Placement Rate: 71% Licensure Exam Pass Rate: N/A

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*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completer that are awaiting exam results, refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I register for the Nursing Assistant Program?
A: Treasure Coast Technical College, 4680 28th Court, FL

Q: Are there any prerequisites for the Nursing Assistant Program?
A: No, there are no prerequisites for this program. However, students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or be 18 years of age to sit for the Florida Board of Nursing Exam for CNA  license.

Q: Is there any entrance testing?
A: No

Q: What if I have a criminal background will I be able to get my certification?
A: Contact Florida Board of Nursing at 1-800-840-2720 to discuss your concerns or questions about the criminal background check.

Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Yes, please contact Financial Aid Office at (772) 564-6248. Federal Pell Grant is not available for this program.

Q: Is a payment plan available?
A: A payment plan option is available for information contact (772) 564-6248.

Q: Where can I work as a Nurse Assistant?
A: Nursing Assistants are employed at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities and private duty nursing.

Q: If there any programs available in the medical field to help me advance my career after completing the Nursing Assistant program?
A: Programs available to help further your career after the Nursing Assistant program are Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing (PN) and/or Registered Nurse (RN).

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