Nursing Assistant - Long Term Care
This 120-hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; 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, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, health and safety including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – heart saver level, and employability skills.
The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. All CNA applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application or LPN student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check. The list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student is listed above, on pages 28 and 29 of the course catalog.
The regular class hours are 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.
Length in Classroom Hours:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification is issued by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
b. Nursing homes
c. Home health agencies
d. Retirement homes
The tuition cost for the 120 clock hour program is $345.60 plus textbooks, certification, exam, lab fee, fingerprinting, parking permit, uniforms, CPR certification, and student ID badge, totaling $848.61. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.
Practical Nursing provides training for employment in the health industry. Graduates will have successfully completed courses in caring for medical and surgical patients. Included in the program are courses designed to instruct students in the care of convalescent, physically challenged, and rehabilitative physical and/or mental patients. Instruction is also given for pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric clients. The graduate has a thorough understanding of body structure and function, nutrition, medication, lifespan, diseases and disorders, community health, CPR, and first aid. Throughout the program, the nursing process is integrated and the concept of lifelong learning is stressed. Refer to the grade-level requirements section on page 10 of the course catalog.
All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. Individual application forms can be acquired from Student Services or our website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All LPN applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. All applications are screened by the PN entrance committee and students are admitted based on a point system. Interviews are scheduled to determine the rank order of alternates. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application or LPN student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check.
(NOTE: if adjudication is withheld on a disqualifying offense, it is disqualifying. Some of the disqualifying offenses are misdemeanors and some are felonies.) As of July 1, 2009, Pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, health care boards or the department shall refuse to issue a license, certificate, or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been:
1. Convicted or plead guilty or nolo-contendre to a felony violation regardless of adjudication of chapters 409, 817, or 893, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.
2. Terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent five years.
3. Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent five years.
Full-time Day class hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday and Tuesday. 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday.
Part-time Day class hours are 7:00 AM- 5:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday.
Length in Classroom Hours:
This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX PN Licensure Examination. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 11.0 in reading, language, and math on the A-level exam.
Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctor's offices, and home health agencies.
The tuition cost for the 1350 clock hour program is currently $3,888.50, plus lab fees (3 semesters), the NCLEX LCS fees, computer testing, drug testing, IV therapy course, textbooks, parking permit, and student ID badge, totaling $7,660.58. Shoes and other required basics are not included in the above costs. Prices can be requested from the bookkeeper at any time. The Pell grant is available for this program. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.