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CNA Training Programs in Florida

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Florida work under the supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Registered Nurses (RNs). A CNA is in direct patient contact and some of their responsibilities include taking vital signs, assisting patients with bathing and toileting, physically moving patients, feeding patients, assist with overall patient hygiene and a related duties.

Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician programs offered in Florida are designed to help prepare a student to perform the afore mentioned skills, in addition to others, and pass the Florida CNA Exam. The Florida Department of Health / CNA Registry/Board of Nursing oversees Nursing Assistant / Nurse Aide certification as well as the CNA Registry. According to the Florida Board of Nursing attending an approved CNA training program is not required, but highly recommended. Taking the Florida CNA Exam is required to work as a CNA in Florida nursing home facilities. Find CNA training programs in the state of Florida below.

Nursing Assistant students can actually begin work as a CNA in a nursing home while still in the process of completing a nursing assistant training program for up to 120 days. The requirement is that the CNA successfully pass the Florida CNA Exam within this time period. This means that nursing assistants in training can start earning a salary more quickly than in any other entry level health care position. Learn more about becoming a CNA in Florida.
(Source: Florida Department of Health / Florida Board of Nursing website)

A patient care technician (PCT) training program covers more material and is a bit more extensive than a CNA training program. The PCT training program will also help prepare students for the Florida CNA Exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Florida. PCT training graduates may also be eligible to take the certification exams for a phlebotomy technicians and EKG technicians. Read more about Patient Care Technician programs in Florida. You may also be interested in the LPN programs offered in Florida or Medical Assistant Programs in Florida that have admissions requirements similar to those of CNA and PCT training programs.

Health care management or administration degrees and medical assisting programs can open a variety of career opportunities in Florida's rapidly growing health care system. Careers in medical assisting, office management, planning, human resources, contracting, business relations, policy making, operations and more start with a degree in health care or medical assisting. The Florida health care system needs educated business men and women now.

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Everest University
Campus Locations:   Pompano Beach | Tampa | Orlando | More...
Programs: Patient Care Technician , Medical Assistant , Dental Assistant , more...

Florida Career College
Campus Locations:   Boynton Beach | Fort Lauderdale | Hialeah
Programs: Patient Care Technician - DIP , Medical Assistant Technician - DIP

Ultimate Medical Academy
Campus Locations:   Tampa | Clearwater
Programs: Patient Care Technician , Medical Assistant , Dental Assistant Program , more...

South University
Campus Locations:   West Palm Beach | Tampa
Programs: Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)

Southwest Florida College
Campus Locations:   Bonita Springs | Port Charlotte | Tampa
Programs: A.S. - Medical Assistant , Diploma - Medical Assistant

Keiser University Campus
Campus Locations:   Orlando | Lakeland | Fort Lauderdale | More...
Programs: Medical Assisting, AS , Respiratory Therapy, AS , Physical Therapy Assistant, AS

Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   FORT LAUDERDALE | Largo | Orange Park | More...
Programs: Medical Assisting , Medical Assisting - Diploma , Medical Assisting - Associate , more...

Southeastern College
Campus Locations:   West Palm Beach
Programs: Diploma in Medical Assisting , AS in Medical Assisting , Diploma in Practical Nurse

American College for Medical Careers
Campus Locations:   Orlando
Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma , Associate of Science in Medical Assisting , Respiratory Therapy , more...

MCI Institute of Technology
Campus Locations:   West Palm Beach
Programs: Medical Assistant

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South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)

Penn Foster Schools
Online Programs:   Dental Assistant

Virginia College
Online Programs:   AS - Medical Office Administration

Liberty University
Online Programs:   AA: Medical Office Assistance

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