CNA Classes St Petersburg, FL

As front-line workers, Certified Nursing Assistants often contribute to the first impressions formed of a health care facility. They provide compassionate care and attend to the needs of patients in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, personal homes, and hospice centers. This line of work is beneficial if you’re passionate about helping others. Your duties may include cleaning patients’ rooms, making beds, attending to patients’ personal care needs such as bathing, eating, and dressing, taking vital signs, observing patients and relaying vital information to doctors and nurses, and providing companionship and support.

If you’re interested in becoming a CNA, you must sit for the Florida State CNA exam after completing an approved nurse assistant class. There is also the option to challenge the exam in Florida. CNA test prep classes provide a shorter and more affordable option to develop the clinical skills in preparation for the exam. There is a huge demand for CNAs, which will most likely increase as the baby boomer population age. Healthcare institutions that care for the elderly are always in need of new workers. Your experience as a nursing assistant can prove beneficial if you decide to enroll in nursing school to become a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse.

St Pete Works

The nurse aide prep class at St Pete Works is offered in collaboration with Southern Technical Institute. Students will acquire skills to master both the written and skills portions of the state exam. The specially designed CNA Training manual is specific to Florida State testing requirements and includes step-by-step instructions for the 21 clinical skills that students must know to pass the exam and practice within the scope of practice for nurse aides. Instructors are committed to students’ development of the skills through extensive hands-on practice in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. Throughout the program, they will have access to high-quality medical supplies and hospital equipment. Day, evening, and weekend classes are offered.

Admission criteria:

  • Register for the course online
  • A high school diploma is not required

Tuition for the program is $269. It includes test prep tuition, training manual, AHA CPR, two additional hands-on practice, and 8 additional medical CEU courses. An easy, no-interest payment plan is available to all students.

C.N.A. Technical Center

The nurse aide program offered by CNA Technical Center covers all the aspects of patient care needed to provide patient care in a long-term facility. The 120-hour curriculum includes classroom lectures, hands-on lab, and supervised patient care in a long-term care facility. Students will learn the 23 clinical skills essential for patient care as well as theoretically sound content that will serve them throughout their career in health.  Course material will include infection control, range of motion, nutrition, personal care, rehabilitation and restorative services, dementia, and vital signs. The training will include American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification (valid for 2 years) and one year of Florida Board of Nursing approved continuing education credits. The duration of the program is six weeks. An online option is also available.

Admission criteria:

  • A completed application
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must complete a level II background check through an approved Live Scan vendor
  • Must obtain a negative PPD or chest x-ray
  • Pay all class and textbook fees before the start of the program

The course fee of $1,195 includes the enrollment fee, textbook, tuition, CPR certification, scrubs, continuing education credits, state certification exam, and unlimited training sessions until exam day. A payment plan is available for all students.

CNA Training and Testing Center

CNA Training and Testing Center offers quality preparation for the Florida Nurse Aide Exam. The CNA Exam Prep course provides an affordable and rapid route to become a Certified Nurse Aide in Florida. The Center maintains small class sizes for personalized instruction of the concepts and skills needed to pass the Nurse Aide Exam. Students also receive unlimited practice in the clinical testing area, on-site Livescan service for CNA licensing and employment, and the ability to take the test on-facility. The duration of the program is one week.

Admission criteria:

  • No high school diploma or GED is required
  • No experience in healthcare is required
  • A high school diploma or GED is required for persons under 18 years old
  • Must be able to pass a level 2 background check

The cost of the program is $349 and includes the non-refundable registration fee, uniform, Prometric testing on-site, and job referral opportunities.

Erwin Technical College – Hillsborough County Public Schools

The nurse aide program offered by Edwin Technical College is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. The curriculum covers 165 clock hours of theory and practical instruction in personal care, observation and reporting, transferring patients, measuring vital signs, controlling infections, nutrition, positioning and turning, restorative care, mental health, and Alzheimer’s care. Students will apply the skills learned in the classroom during a clinical experience, comprising of at least 20 hours, at a local health care facility. The program is offered in the daytime on Mondays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Tuesdays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for two months. The summer schedule is subject to change.

Admission criteria:

  • TABE is recommended. There is no minimum score requirement
  • Complete a physical exam and required immunization
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Must submit to random drug screen – students are responsible for the cost
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of a nurse aide

The training is free for eligible high school students.

National Nursing Institute

The nurse aide program at National Nursing Institute is designed for who qualify by training or experience for the CNA State board exam. The comprehensive, accelerated CNA prep course delivers information and skills training required for success on the exam.  Topics covered include patient/resident rights, infection control, medical terminology, legal issues, the roles and responsibilities of the nursing assistant on the health care team, documentation skills, patient care, vital signs, emergencies, Basic Life Support, patient room upkeep and much more.

Admission criteria:

  • No high school diploma or GED is required
  • Must be able to pass a level 2 background check
  • Pass a physical exam and drug screen

Tuition for the program is $500.

Ultimate Medical Academy

Ultimate Medical Academy prepares students to become a certified nurse aide in just two months. The hands-on training and lectures cover the state-required content essential to meet patients’ needs in a long-term care setting. Personalized instruction in the classroom and lab will be followed by real-world practice in a clinical facility. The supervised clinical experiences will account for 45 hours of the program. Preparation for success on the state exam is included in the training. The program is 6 credit hours – Nursing Assistant (5.0 credits) and clinical externship (1.0 credits).

Admission criteria:

  • Must have completed high school or equivalent
  • Must be proficient in verbal and written English
  • Must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
  • Complete a satisfactory Level II background check
  • Must pass a drug screen to begin externship

The cost of the CNA diploma program is $1,750. The cost of books is included in the cost. The program is not eligible for financial aid.

CNA Training Academy

​ CNA Training Academy provides nurse aide exam prep that will give adults the confidence to pass the State Certification Exam. The school offers small class sizes, extensive hands-on learning, and reasonable cost. Experienced instructors cover the most up-to-date and accurate information and achieve a highest pass rates on the state exam. The duration of the program is one week plus an additional refresher week. Day, evening, and weekend schedules are available.

Admission criteria:

  • No high school diploma is required
  • No experience in healthcare is required
  • Must be able to pass a background check

The cost of the CNA exam prep is $250.

Elite Medical Academy

Elite Medical Academy CNA exam prep prepares students for the state exam to work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care agencies. The affordable program is taught be experienced nurses who are committed to students’ success in the profession. It included hands-on training and demonstration, stud guides, online videos and lectures, small class sizes, online practice exams, and job placement assistance. Graduates will be prepared to challenge the State Exam administered by Prometric. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for four days.

Admission criteria:

  • No high school diploma is required
  • No experience in healthcare is required
  • Must be able to pass a background check

The program cost is $189.

Veritas Nursing Academy

The nursing assistant training offered by Veritas Nursing Academy is designed for adults seeking to challenge in the Florida CNA exam. The training is offered in person or online and covers the 23 skills and knowledge base for success on the state exam. Students will learn through manuals, videos, and practice exams. Topics covered include patient/resident rights, monitoring patients, infection control, recording information, emergency procedures, measuring vitals, making beds, turning and positioning patients, and much more. Graduates can take the exam at the school in a familiar environment. The in-person program can be completed in two days.

Admission criteria:

  • Register for the course online
  • A high school diploma is not required

Tuition is $150 for the online version and $250 for the in-person version. The state exam fee is not included in the course.

  • Website: https://www.flcne.com/
  • Address: 9250 Bay Plaza Blvd. Ste. 319, Tampa Florida 33619
  • Phone: 813-447-5422