CNA Classes in Miami

One of the unique aspects of CNA certification in Florida is that you don’t have to complete a state-approved training program before taking the certification exam. However, the Florida Board of Nursing recommends training beforehand. Miami is home to multiple training programs ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. A huge network of hospitals across the city also provides training for free to candidates who decide to stay on as employees. Failure to pass the competency exam in the first three attempts will disqualify the candidate from reexamination. Therefore, it’s worthwhile to consider enrolling at any one of the CNA training institutes below.

Genesis Vocational Institute

The nursing assistant program at Genesis Vocational Institute trains students in all the critical aspects of long-term patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The structured curriculum also adequately prepares graduates to sit and pass the state’s Nursing Assistant Certification exam. Classroom lectures cover safety and emergency procedures, basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, post-operative care, HIV/AIDS education, law and ethics, CPR, rehabilitative and geriatric care and nutrition. Forty hours of clinical training at a medical facility give students the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice. The program covers 120 contact hours. GVI is a licensed testing facility for the state exam, so students can take the exam at the school.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at the compulsory age of attendance
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must obtain consent from a parent or guardian
  • Must complete an Enrollment Agreement
  • Provide proof of immunization
  • Must provide an official picture ID
  • Complete a satisfactory background screen – Level 2
  • Complete physical and PPD exam

The total program cost of $710 includes tuition ($480), registration ($100), and books and material ($730). Other costs include Nurse Assistant Competency Exam, FBI screening, and AHA BLS CPR Certification. Payment must be made in full on or before the first day of class or an installment plan set up before the start of class.

Website: https://www.genesisvocationalinstitute.com/
Address: 12861 SW 42nd Street Miami-FL-33175
Phone: (305) 223-0506
Fax: (305) 223-0509

Florida Vocational Institute

Students enrolled in the nursing assistant program at Florida Vocational Institute gain a clear understanding of all aspects of long-term patient care. They learn techniques to bathe, feed, monitor and assist their patients and perform CPR and other emergency procedures when needed. The program covers 75 hours of instruction including 35 for lectures and labs and a 40-hour externship at a top-rated facility. Students must wear appropriate medical attire throughout the course of the training. The duration of the program is 4 weeks.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Must provide a valid driver’s license, state ID or valid passport
  • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check
  • Must have current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Course (CPR card)
  • Provide a current history and physical form from a licensed health care provider

Tuition costs $780 and includes registration, books and supplies, and other fees. The Nursing Assistant Competency Exam, issued at the school, costs an additional $140. The school recommends that students purchase a Practice Guide for the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide for $75 to help with preparation for the exam.

Website: https://fvi.edu/
Address: 6840 S.W. 40th Street Miami, FL 33155
Phone: (305) 665-1911
E-mail: info@fvi.edu

D.A. Dorsey Educational Center

Dorsey’s Educational Center facilitates a comprehensive 290-hour program that prepares students for employment in healthcare. The full course includes training as a Basic Health Care Worker, Certified Nursing Assistant, Advanced Home Health Care, and Personal Care Assistant. The Nursing Assistant component of the course covers 90 contact hours of theory and practical instruction. Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge and skills to pass the state certification exam.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must pass reading, math and language tests
  • Complete a satisfactory pre-admission interview conducted by the school’s guidance counselor and program instructor

The full program cost is $1,740.90. It includes the student ID fee, application fee, material, books, and miscellaneous costs.

Website: https://www.dorseytechnicalcollege.com/healthcare-occupations/
Address: 7100 NW 17th Avenue Miami, Florida 33147
Phone: (305) 693-2490
Fax: (305) 691-7492

Miami Dade College – School of Continuing Education

The nursing assistant test prep program at the School of Continuing Education is a 90-hour program that includes theoretical instruction and skills prep to give students the skills to succeed on the state certification exam. It is designed for adults who plan to challenge the state exam. Course topics include medical terminology, patient rights, communication, HIPPA, personal safety, infection control and vital signs. Students will have experiences in the classroom and the nursing lab. They will be prepared for success on the state exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Classes meet one day a week for three months.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older

Tuition for the program is $675.

Website: https://www.mdc.edu/
Address: 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-237-8888

Abba Healthcare Training

The nursing assistant program offered by Abba Healthcare Training prepares students for an exciting career in healthcare. Personalized instruction based on the understanding that no two students are the same, ensures the school’s high success rate on the exam. The comprehensive program includes classroom lectures and hands-on practical session in the school’s lab. Abba Healthcare Training offers flexible and convenient nursing assistant training schedules. Morning classes are 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Evening classes are 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and weekend classes are Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. With a high pass rate, students can be assured of success on the state exam. However, students who fail the exam can return for training at no additional cost.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years

The course tuition of $497 includes tuition and unlimited support. Abba Healthcare will also process graduates’ applications for the state exam.

Website: http://www.abbahealthcaretraining.com/
Address: 269 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Phone: 954-418-2193

Jackson Training Center

The Nursing Assistant State Exam Prep program at Jackson Training Center includes all the elements of the state curriculum to prepare students for success on the certification exam. Instructors use lectures and hands-on demonstrations to help students develop the knowledge and skills to care for patients/ residents. Students learn about patient rights, the aging process, acute and chronic stages of diseases, rehabilitation, communication, and maintain health through the aging process. Other essential topics include patient safety, HIV/AIDS, OSHA/Infection Control, abuse and domestic violence, and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A live instructor will cover the 21 basic bedside skills. Jackson offers flexible day, evening, and weekend programs, classes in English and Spanish, small class sizes, excellent pass results, and an interest-free payment plan. Students who fail the state exam can retake the course at no additional cost.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Submit an application for admission

A payment plan is available for all students.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cnajacksontraining/
Address: 10700 Caribbean Blvd Suite 214 Cutler Bay, FL 33187
Phone: (305) 248-6890
Fax: 305-248-6780
Email: jacksontraining1@comcast.net

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology offers a Nursing Assistant program who want to start a career as an entry-level nursing assistant. Students will receive education, training, and experience needed to pass the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Examination and assume entry-level employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities and a number of other healthcare settings. Course topics include basics of healthcare, basic patient care, medication administration, measuring and recording vital signs, hospice care, patient safety, and nutrition. Apart from classroom instruction, students will receive hands-on training during the nursing externship to prepare for work in the field. The curriculum covers 120 clock hours of theory and practical training – 80 hours in the classroom and 40 hours for the externship. Cambridge offers experienced instructors who demonstrate real-world situations and provide knowledge for coping, nursing externships in the Miami area, and preparation for success on the state exam. The duration of the program is 6 weeks. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9:000 am to 2:00 pm. Externship occurs on Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Admission criteria:

  • Complete and submit an application for admission
  • Attend an admission interview
  • Submit a personal statement
  • Submit the Admissions Acknowledgement Form
  • Provide proof of complete high school or GED
  • Pay the application fee of $50
  • Complete the paperwork for drug screen and background check – a clear background and negative drug screen are required

Tuition for the program is $1,475. The application fee is $50.

Website: https://www.cambridgehealth.edu/
Address: 1000 Park Centre Boulevard, Suite 112, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Phone: 305-627-3001
E-Mail: Info@CambridgeHealth.edu

Miami CNA Training Institute

Miami CNA Training Institute’s review classes covers the 21 skills needed to pass the clinical portion of the state exam. The skills and abilities learned will provide a foundation for advancing they nursing career if they decide to continue their studies. The school’s lab is equipped with the instruments and followed the setup outlined by the State of Florida. The nationally developed curriculum meets or exceeds the state’s standards. Skills covered include infection, taking and recording vital signs, CPR- Basic Life Support, range of motion exercises, communication and teamwork, the art of caring, and workplace safety. The program includes CPR certification for two years. The program can be completed in two weekends.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check to take the state exam

The program cost of $649 includes immediate access to online training plus physical training in class. A payment plan is available for all students.

Website: https://www.miamicnatraining.com/
Address: 18710 SW 107th Ave Unit #8, Miami, FL 33157
Phone: 786-306-3903
Email: miamiCNA@gmail.com

5 Star Training Center, Inc.

The Nursing Assistant Certificate program at 5 Star Training Center, Inc. covers a comprehensive blend of courses that introduces students to the role and function of a nurse aide. Course topics include symptom control, safety practices in patient care, nutrition monitoring, nurse assistant care, CPR certification, age-specific care techniques, assisting patients with the activities of daily living, and monitoring vital signs. Graduates will be prepared for success on the nurse aide competency exam.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check to take the state exam

Tuition and materials cost $550. A payment plan is available for all students.

Website: https://www.5startrainingcenter.info/
Address: 16776 NE 2nd Ave. North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone: 305-947-8141
Fax: 305-949-5025
Email: contact@5startrainingcenter.com

Nursing Unlimited

The Nurse Assistant Training program at Nursing Unlimited is taught by experienced instructors who gives theory and hands-on instruction that is both informative and engaging. The state-approved curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, decision-making and team concepts. Carefully vetted Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training providers understand their mandate to provide an exceptional educational experience to provide qualified and well-rounded nurse assistants. The program is delivered in a blended (online and classroom) format or 100% classroom format.  Graduates have the option to take an online test prep module to practice before taking the exam. The duration of the program varies from 4 to 8 weeks depending on the schedule.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Must provide a valid driver’s license, state ID or valid passport
  • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check
  • Must have current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Course (CPR card)
  • Complete a physical history form

A payment plan is available for eligible students.

Website: https://nursingunlimited.com/
Address: 18405 NW 2nd Ave Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Toll Free: (800) 852-4126
Phone: (305) 651-1431
Fax: 305-651-1427

Absolute Home Health Training Center

Absolute Home Health Training Center provides a CNA Test Prep class that prepares students to pass the State Board Exam in the first attempt. The school maintains a 98 percent pass rate. The program includes theory and skills practice. Students have the option to complete the theory online or in classroom. The hands-on practice can be scheduled a few days before the exam date. Students will perform the 21 skills in the classroom under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Job placement assistance is available for students who pass the exam.

Admission criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Provide a valid photo ID and social security card
  • Register for the program. A refund is not available for applicants who registered for the online class and gain access to the course.

Tuition for the program is $399.

Website: https://www.absolutehhtc.com/
Address: 3600 S State Road 7, Ste 334, Miramar, FL 33023
Phone: 954-388-5920
Email: info@absolutehhtc.com

Felix Varela Senior High School

The nursing assistant program at Felix Valera Senior High School is a four-year, hands-on program designed for high school students to work in health care. Interested persons must demonstrate compassion, patience, and concern for others’ well-being. The program will cover the 22 hands-on skills in preparation for the state exam. There will be a strong emphasis on communication throughout the program. Students must complete 40 hours of clinical training at a local Nursing Home to care for residents under the supervision of a licensed nurse. During the first two years, students will learn Health Science Anatomy and Physiology and Health Science Foundations (CPR Certification). These modules will cover structure and function of the human body, use of technology, problem solving skills, communication and interpersonal skills, ethics, and critical thinking. The junior year will include hands-on training in the lab followed by the state exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Florida. The final year will cover the EKG program course content in the first half of the year and the home health aide program in the second half. Students will take the exam upon for certification upon completion. Graduates will be eligible for several certifications including Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiograph Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, and CPR.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a 2.5 unweighted GPA in core courses
  • Have a 2.0 average GPA in conduct
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences or 20 tardies in the previous year
  • Must have an Honors Physical Science and Honors Algebra I

Training is free for eligible students.

Website: https://varelahighschool.net/
Address: 15255 SW 96 Street, Miami, FL 33196
Phone: 305-752-7900
Fax: 305-386-8987

 

 

 

 

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