Nursing Assistant Career and Technical Certificate (NA-VC)

The Nursing Assistant Program consists of one class taken after one core course in the same semester. This program provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills specific to patient care.

Successful completion of this program prepares the student for certification for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a nursing home, in accordance with 464.203, of the Florida Statutes. The course is taught by a qualified Registered Nurse.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is limited by special accreditation requirements and/or the availability to clinical resources. Therefore, students seeking admission to the program must complete application to both the College and the Nursing Assistant program. All application requirements must be completed before a student will be considered for admission to the Nursing Assistant program. Students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and an overall 2.0 grade point average.

Program Progression

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses leading to completion of the Nursing Assistant Program. Background check, drug screen and health form, and appropriate immunizations are required for all applicants. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are deemed unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agency. Failure to qualify for and meet clinical requirements at clinical sites will prevent completion of the program. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences, and withdrawal for these reasons after drop/add period will not include reimbursement of tuition and fees.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

HSC 0003CBasic Healthcare Worker

90 ch

HCP 0121CNursing Assistant

75 ch

Total Credit Hours: 165