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3 Free CNA Classes in Jacksonville

See where you can find free CNA training classes in Jacksonville FL

By Sybil Morneau
Published on September 1st, 2013

The State of Florida does not require a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) candidate take a state approved training program before taking the state mandated CNA exam, but it is highly recommended. If a CNA applicant does choose to take the exam without the benefit of a training program, the applicant must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

If an applicant fails either part of the two part exam, they will be required to take the 120 hour training program if the failed portion is not successfully passed within two years or if the same portion of the exam is failed three or more times within a two year time period. When the applicant passes the 120 hour training program, the applicant will still be required to pass the licensing exam.

CNA applicants must provide a finger print card and pass a criminal background check before taking the licensing exam. The two part licensing exam includes a written and clinical skills exam. The written exam is 60 multiple choice questions and the applicant must past the written part of the exam before taking the clinical skills exam. Before a student can have direct hands on contact with patients, 16 hours of class work must be completed.

Jacksonville, Florida Job Corps

Job Corps is a career training program administered by the United States Department of Labor to assist young people between the ages of 16 to 24 to improve the quality of life through improved employment. The Jacksonville Job Corps is overseen by the Applied Technology Systems, Inc, board of directors.

Job Corps provides training in the field of nursing assistant and the certified nursing assistant program prepares students to take the state licensing exam to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). Job Corps not only provides the necessary training and covers the cost and fees associated with the program, but provides students with living expenses, including on campus, dormitory housing. As the training program comes to a close, job corps will assist the student with employment search opportunities.
The program is approved by the State of Florida and includes 120 hours of class work and clinical experience. Students who complete the program will be prepared to take the two part licensing exam.

All Saints Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center

All Saints is the home of the All Saints Vocational School for Nursing and offers a certified nursing assistant training program. The program is approved by the state of Florida and the Florida Board of Nursing. The cost of the program is covered for students who sign an employment agreement with the All Saints Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center healthcare system.

The program includes 120 hours class work and clinical care. The class work includes basic patient care, nutrition, communication, physiology and anatomy. Clinical care includes hands on patient care and includes assisting patients in and out of bed, toileting, feeding, dressing and a variety of other patient needs skills. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the state mandated licensing exam.

Andrew Jackson High School

Andrew Jackson High School offers a certified nursing assistant program as part of its regular high school health care curriculum. Students who are interested in a career in nursing are encouraged to take the program. The class is accredited by the State of Florida and recognized by the Florida Board of Nursing and meets the 120 hour standard required for CNA programs. The students will experience class work that includes basic patient care, nutrition and clinical rotation internship at local nursing homes and health care facilities. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate of completion and be prepared to take state licensing exam.

Sybil-Morneau



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