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Nurse Assistant, PSAV Certificate (5024)

Course Cost: $312.00 (in-state PSAV tuition rate) + $17.50 (liability insurance) = $329.50
Financial Aid is not available for this course

Deadline for Summer: April 26, 2014

This course prepares students for the certification exam and subsequent employment as Nursing Assistants in long-term care facilities, clinics, home care and hospitals.

The program includes 80 hours of classroom/lab instruction plus 40 hours clinical internship in local healthcare facilities. Students learn to identify and meet basic patient care needs for safety, vital signs, comfort, and activities of daily living. Students then have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills and knowledge in a healthcare setting. Students must successfully complete both the classroom and clinical portions of the class in order to be eligible to take the certification examination.

Graduates must pass the certification examination to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to practice in the State of Florida. The State of Florida requires that a nursing assistant must have a standard high school diploma or GED, be 18 years old and pass a state and national background check and drug screening.

Student must complete the application process, with satisfactory results, by the stated deadline in order to be eligible to attend the first class. The first 24 students to complete the application process will be admitted to the program.

The Nurse Assistant program is currently on probation through the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing.  This is due to the 2013 passing rate on the certified nursing assistant exam was below 10% of the state average.  The program is addressing this issue and has identified and is implementing strategies for improvement.  Questions may be addressed through email at healthedu@tcc.fl.edu.

Requirements:

Students must complete the following requirements by the deadline in order to be eligible for the Nursing Assistant program:

  • Submit a TCC Application
  • Submit copies of official transcripts
  • Submit an application to the Nurse Assistant program
  • Pass a Level 1 Background Check (background checks are approximately $111)
  • Must have a Basic Life Support (BLS) card (view the application packet for more details)
  • Required immunizations/screenings

Application

To apply for this program, complete the application packet (.pdf) and return it to the Division of Healthcare Professions by the deadline date.

Return completed packets to:

Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education
1528 Surgeons Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308-4631
Phone: (850) 558-4500
Fax: (850) 558-4510​

 

 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for the state nursing assistant competency examination, to serve as entry-level healthcare workers (specifically as nurse assistants) and to safely and effectively serve as part of the healthcare team.

Employment Types:
Nurse assistant in hospital or other healthcare facilities.

Program Length:
120 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Have obtained a standard high school diploma or GED diploma, successfully pass Level 1 criminal background check, successfully pass a drug screen, submit a completed health form and be CPR certified at healthcare provider level. See www.tcc.fl.edu/cna for details.

Program Application:
This is a limited-access program. Applicants must submit a TCC admissions application and a Nurse Assistant program application by the published deadline.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

Program Division:
Healthcare Professions

Contact:
(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

Course Information (120 clock hours)



Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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