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Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant prepares students for employment as nursing assistants, nursing aides, and orderlies, nurse aides in nursing homes or nurse aides, orderlies & attendants.  Students will perform nursing skills in the clinical and/or simulated laboratory settings under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse instructor. Clinical and simulated laboratory learning experiences must correlate with didactic instruction. For nursing assistant completion a minimum of 40 hours of clinical experience must be obtained. Twenty hours of this clinical experience must be in a licensed nursing home. This course prepares individuals for the CNA certification.

Program Overview

This 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 Health Science career cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • hospitals/health clinics
  • nursing and residential care facilities
  • home health care agencies

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What You'll Learn

  • Turning or repositioning bedridden patients
  • Taking patients’ temperature, blood pressure and other vital signs
  • Answering patient calls
  • Documenting patients’ health issues and report to nurses
  • Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake
  • Cleaning rooms and bed linens
  • Helping with medical procedures
  • Dressing wounds

Program Requirements

Nursing Assistant · H170690 · 165 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
AHSC0003Basic Healthcare Worker9031-9099
BHCP0121Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)7531-1014

Program Costs

$481.80Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 600 hours)
$213.00Bookstore
$37.50Registration Fee ($75.00 1st semester/$37.50 2nd semester)
$10.00Facility Fee
$30.00Lab Fee
$30.00Drug Screening
$10.00Liability Insurance
Total Costs $812.30

Program Instructors

Lena Terrell
Lena Terrell, LPN
Instructor, Heath Services

Phone: 850-487-7636

Email: terrelll1@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Jessica Davis, LPN
Eden Springs Nursing & Rehab
LaQuanda Williams, LPN
Centre Pointe Health and Rehab
Karen Myers, LPN
Westminster Oaks
Elizabeth Schlein, Administrator
Tallahassee Development Center
Bonnie Stradie, RN
Home Instead
Bandy Ball
Eden Springs Nursing & Rehab