Nursing Assistant (Articulated)

The Nursing Assistant program 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.

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. 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 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals/Health Clinics
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Home Health Care Agencies

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 (Articulated) · H170690 · 165 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 31-9099
B HCP0121 Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) 75 31-1014

Program Costs

$481.80 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 165 hours)
$45.00 Registration Fee
$25.00 Facility Fee
$75.00 Lab Fee
$38.24 Drug Screening
$10.00 Liability Insurance
$60.00 Bookstore (1 set of scrubs)
Total Costs $735.04

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Lena Terrell, LPN

Phone: 850-487-7636

Email: terrelll1@leonschools.net

Natalie Grice-Philip, RN

Phone: 850-487-7443

Email: grice-philipn@leonschools.net

Eurica Burch, LPN

Phone: 850-487-7443

Email: burche@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Bonnie Stradie, RN
Home Instead
Kennedy Nwokeji, LPN
Miracle Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Wanika Ivey, LPN
Apalachee Center