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

Certified Nursing Assistant Application

SUMMER COHORT: (Monday – Thursday)
Start Date: June 5, 2023 – July 19, 2023
Application Window: April 3rd – May 19th
Registration Due Date: May 26th 

23-24 Program Dates:

Program Dates: June 5, 2023 – July 19, 2023
Application Window: April 3rd – May 19th
Orientation: June 1st @ 9:00 am (Building 15)
Registration Due Date: May 26th
Program Dates: August 14, 2023 – September 20,2023
Application Window: April 3rd – July 31st
Orientation: August 2nd @ 9:00 am (Building 15)
Registration Due Date: August 1st
Program Dates: September 11, 2023 – November 29,2023
Application Window: April 3rd – August 31st
Orientation: September 7th  @ 5:00 pm (Building 15)
Registration Due Date: September 1st
Program Dates: September 27, 2023 – November 2,2023
Application Window: April 3rd – September 19th
Orientation: September 22nd @ 9:00 am (Lively East Campus)
Registration Due Date: September 20th

Program Dates: January 8, 2024 – February 14, 2024
Application Window: April 3rd – December 14th
Orientation: December 14th @ 9:00 am (Building 15)
Registration Due Date: December 14th

Program Dates: February 5, 2024 – April 25, 2024
Application Deadline: January 23rd
Orientation: January 31st @ 5:00 pm (Building 15)
Registration Due Date: January 31st
Program Dates: February 26, 2024 – April 10, 2024
Application Deadline: February 20th
Orientation: February 22nd  @ 5:00 pm (Building 15)
Registration Due Date: February 21st


During these times, guidance and regulations around mandatory COVID-19 vaccines continue to change. As a clinical requirement, some of our contracted healthcare facilities may be authorized under law to require specific vaccinations.  Lively Technical College is committed to closely monitoring the situation in order to communicate changes and requirements to students in a timely manner. However, by applying for a health education program that has clinicals as a requirement for completion of the program, students must acknowledge that they may be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at any point in the program  to be in compliance with the clinical site requirements. Students must acknowledge that failure to be in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine may result in withdrawal from the program.

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