Certified Nursing Assistant
UWF Continuing Education is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The Certified Nursing Assistant Training course will prepare you to successfully challenge the Florida Nurse Aide Exam and directly enter the field as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and hands-on experience in the classroom and skills lab.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of life.
We realize work, life and family obligations can sometimes prevent you from attending educational opportunities. With that in mind, we have tailored the program to fit the busy schedules required by family life and work.
The Certified Nursing Assistant program offers students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. Instruction is provided by experienced, nurses who are current practitioners in the field of Medicine.
This program prepares you to pass the Florida Nurse Aide Exam while equipping you with the skills necessary to become an entry-level nursing assistant:
- CPR, First Aid, and AED usage
- Infection control
- Taking vital signs
- Range of motion exercises
- Becoming a valuable and adaptable employee
- Communication, teamwork and diversity skills for the workplace
- The art of caregiving
- Promoting safety
- Special care instructions
Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-10:00 pm for four (4) weeks. In addition to 32 hours in the classroom and skills lab, there is homework study time. Students may be eligible to shadow current CNAs in a facility setting which serves as working experience and a reference for future employment.
Fall 2019 - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Dates: Sept. 10, 2019 - Oct. 3, 2019
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuition includes all live instruction, labs, scrub set and all materials to include a short externship experience.
For registration information contact Delphie Whiteman at (817) 694-6231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Pensacola Main Campus
Nursing Assistants - Employment & Education
As the baby-boom population ages, more and more nursing assistants will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients.
|Job Outlook:||11% (Faster than average)|
|Number of jobs, 2016:||1,564,300|
|Median pay (2017):||$27,510 per year|
|Source: December 17, 2018|