Is South Florida Healthcare Institute Nursing Assistant Training Program approved?
Yes, South Florida Healthcare Institute Nursing Assistant Training Program is approved through the Florida Board of Nursing #1652 and the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education #9027.
What is the schedule for the Nursing Assistant Training Program?
South Florida Healthcare Institute offers a hybrid 4-week, 120-hour Nursing Assistant Program. We utilize ReadyCNA, which is a comprehensive cloud-based training program to prepare students for careers as certified nursing assistants. The program revolves around “The Residents,” a three-hour, Hollywood-quality movie that depicts the life of a newly hired CNA. The training is complemented by animated simulations, informative video interviews with real-life medical personnel, 180 content videos, quizzes, and practice tests. ReadyCNA goes beyond helping students learn required skills and achieve CNA certification. It also prepares them for the emotional and interpersonal challenges of the job – as well as its rewards.
Weeks 1 and 2 are completed online at home (self-paced). Week 3 is lab activities, and it is completed at our school, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Week 4 is clinical, and it is completed at a skilled nursing facility or hospital in Palm Beach county, Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
You must attend all lab and clinical days to graduate.
Do you offer evening or weekend classes?
No. Our program is only offered during the day, Monday-Friday.
Do I have to take an examination after I graduate to become licensed as a CNA?
Yes, you must take and pass both a written and skills test through Prometric once you graduate. Your program director will work with you to apply for your examination during week 3 of your program. More information can be found on the Prometric website: https://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/fl
Do I need to be vaccinated by COVID-19 to complete the Nursing Assistant Training Program?
Yes, this is a requirement directly from the clinical sites that we are affiliated with. They are not accepting any exemptions at this time. If you are not vaccinated currently and plan on getting vaccinated, we will accept one dose so that you can begin our program.
Why should I register with your school, and how is your program different from a CNA Prep Class?
South Florida Health Care Institute is licensed and approved through the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Department of Education, which is very important to prospective job employers. That is also important for students who are continuing their education. LPN and RN schools want prospective students to have graduated from a CNA school that is approved and licensed. Many times, job employers will not hire someone who completed a “CNA Prep Class” because those types of programs are not approved, nor do they conduct a clinical portion.
Do you offer financial assistance for the Nursing Assistant Training Program?
Yes, we are partnered with Boca Helping Hands which offers 100% tuition assistance for qualified applicants. You can find out more information by visiting: https://www.bocahelpinghands.org/jtp/cna
. We also offer scholarships to some of the clinical sites that we are affiliated with. Please contact our program director for more information: email@example.com