The Nursing Assistant Program focuses on preparing students to provide hands-on care to patients and residents who require assistance with activities of daily living. The purpose is to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health care settings and age groups. The program is a blend of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction. The content includes but is not limited to: interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, vital signs, safe and efficient work, first aid, personal care, gerontology, rehabilitation and restorative care, nutrition, end-of-life care, effective time management and employability skills.
Program Length: 120 Hours
Enrollment Point: Varies
Career Opportunities: People with certification as a CNA find employment in long term care homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice care, rehabilitation centers and in home care settings with an agency or as private duty.
Industry Certifications/State Credentials: Prepare to take the Florida State Nursing Assistant Certification Exam, upon successful completion of the program.
Students who have successfully completed the Nursing Assistant program have the opportunity for advance standing in the iTech Patient Care Technician Program. If all other eligibilities have been met and the student is accepted into the Patient Care Technician Program, the student will be given credit for Basic Healthcare Worker (OCP A) and Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated) (OCP B) and will not be required to repeat them.