Training Classes

The most comprehensive CNA Training in Jacksonville, FL

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120-Hour Nursing Assistant Training Class
Day or Evening classes

Class Fee: $1,100

We offer tuition sponsorships (FCCNA & UpCare) and financing (PayPal) options. Click here for more information.

Together with the American Red Cross, our accredited Nursing Assistant training program provides unique hands-on instruction for the basic care of clients in long-term and acute-care facilities. Students get access to the Red Cross Nursing Assistant training materials, get to practice at our training facilities, and have the opportunity to do clinical rotations at highly rated nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Classes are divided into:

  • 40 hours of theory learning at First Coast Nursing Assistant Training Center in Jacksonville, FL. Mixed with the lab practice, we use the engaging American Red Cross curriculum that uses a combination of textbooks and professionally produced videos to show students what a CNA does in a typical day. Throughout the videos and textbook materials, students get to learn all the knowledge and skills necessary to become a high-quality CNA
  • 40 hours of hands-on lab practice at First Coast Nursing Assistant Training Center in Jacksonville, FL. Mixed with the theory, students get the opportunity to practice and perfect their nursing assistant skills, getting them prepared to pass the exam and, most importantly, be very successful at work.
  • 40 hours of clinical rotations Practice what you have learned at various highly rated and well-established nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Day Classes – 3 weeks. 9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday

  • First two weeks, theory and skills practice from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Last week, clinical rotations at the clinical site from 7 am to 3.30 pm.

Night Classes – 5 Weeks. 5 pm to 10 pm, Monday – Thursday

  • First four weeks, theory and skills practice from 5 pm to 10 pm.
  • Third weekend, clinical rotations at the clinical site from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Last week, clinical rotations at the clinical site from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Option to include with the registration, the required level 2 live scan background check, the AHA BLS/CPR certification, and the CNA Study Guide 2023-2024: CNA Test Prep Book and Practice Exam Questions: [6th Edition].

What will the candidate learn?

Throughout the accredited CNA training program, students will learn about:

  • Professional patient interaction,
  • Taking and recording vital-sign measurements, and the patient’s overall condition.
  • Skills for daily living, like:
    • bedside care,
    • personal care,
    • bathing,
    • dressing
    • feeding,
    • positioning, and safe transfer of clients.
  • Common health problems and chronic illnesses.
  • Documenting and reporting observations as a healthcare professional to the nurse supervisor.

What happens once the CNA training class is completed?

Upon successful completion of the accredited training program, a student is prepared to take the Florida Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA. The next step is to prepare for employment. A student who has completed our training program is allowed to work as a CNA for up to 120 days before taking the state exam. We assist students in creating a professional resume, completing job applications, and applying for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners.

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2 Day Nursing Assistant Exam Prep Training Class
(for those who wish to challenge the CNA State Exam).

Class Fee: $250.00

First Coast CNA offers candidates the option to get ready to challenge the State Board exam. Meant for candidates that have a limited amount of time or resources but want to prepare as much as possible before taking the state board exam. During a 2-day intensive training program, candidates get to learn and practice all the skills that are part of the skills portion of the exam, as well as take quizzes and mock exams to get ready for the written portion of the exam.

CNA Training Classes are divided into:

  • One 2-day weekend or one 2-day weekly class.
  • Class time from 8 am to 5 pm
  • 10 to 16 hours of Skill Practice – Learn and practice the 22 skills that will be part of the skills section of the state board exam.
  • 4 to 6 hours of Written Exam practice – Review, take quizzes, and practice mock exams to prepare for the written section of the state board exam.
  • Open Lab practice – 3-weekday options to come to our lab and self-practice. Our lab is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for all candidates that want to practice and fine-tune their skills. Great opportunity to keep skills fresh while waiting for the state board exam.
  • Option to attend a second two-day session to continue to learn from our staff and fellow students. Contingent to classroom space availability.
  • Option to include with the registration, the required level 2 live scan background check, the AHA BLS/CPR certification, and the CNA Study Guide 2023-2024: CNA Test Prep Book and Practice Exam Questions: [6th Edition].

What will the candidate learn?

Throughout the 2-day training program, students will learn about:

  • All 22 Skills to be included in the state exam, like:
  • Hand washing
  • Taking and recording vital-sign measurements, food intake, and urinary output.
  • Skills for daily living:
    • range of motion
    • bedside care,
    • personal care,
    • bathing,
    • dressing
    • feeding,
    • positioning, and safe transfer of clients.
  • Practice for the state exam written section by taking several quizzes and mock written exams.

What happens once the CNA training class is completed?

Upon successful completion of the 20-hour CNA training program, the candidate is prepared to challenge the Florida Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA. The candidate can choose to attend the open self-practice lab sessions as well as request to sit on a second 2-day session to maintain the skills ready for exam day. Once certified, we could assist candidates in creating a professional resume, completing job applications, and applying for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners.

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HIDDEN SECTION TO RESTORE LATER

2 – 4 Hour Review / Refresh Course

(for those who wish to freshen up on their skills and theory before they take the CNA State Exam).

Class Fee: $50.00 for First Coast Students & $85.00 For Non First Coast Students

  • Are you ready to take your CNA State Exam? Do you need to brush up on your skills and or your theory?
  • Did you take the CNA State Exam but missed the mark? Do you want to review what you missed and be better prepared for your next attempt?

Let’s ensure you are ready and get you on the road to success. We offer testing-specific training for written or clinical skills or both

Course details: 

One weeknight session of 2 to 4 hours from 6 pm to 10 pm

This 2 to 4-hour review/refresher course is for anyone who:

  • Has a scheduled exam date and,
    • Has recently taken a CNA course (within the last 3 months) but feels that they need a quick review/refresh of the skills and or theory to get them ready to take the CNA state exam.
    • Has previous experience in the medical field as an HHA and wants to fine-tune their skills to successfully pass the CNA exam but feels that don’t need to take a full CNA class
    • Has taken the CNA exam but unfortunately missed or failed on one or more of the exam components and would like to review them to be better prepared for their next exam attempt.

The course can cover any and all of the 21 clinical skills as well as a review of theory and the opportunity to practice taking written quizzes and exams. Our highly qualified staff will make sure that the course is tailored to the student’s needs, focusing on the areas where they feel they need the most help.

Minimum student enrollment:

Our review/refresher courses must have 2 or more students enrolled in order for the course to proceed as scheduled.

Course Fees:

The cost of this course is $50 for FCCNA Students and $85 for non-FCCNA Students 

Course length:

Between 2 to 4 hours

Extra Resources

We suggest that all candidates look into this book. The book is specifically tailored to assist students master and successfully passing the written portion of the state exam.CNA Study Guide 2022-2023: CNA Test Prep Book and Practice Exam Questions: [5th Edition].
You can add it to your registration for $35 and pick it up the day your class starts.

Disclaimer: Candidates will need to pass a Level 2 Federal Background check prior to testing for their CNA State Exam. First Coast CNA is not liable to refund the candidate’s deposit or payment in full if they do not pass the background check.  For more information on Background Check Screening click the following link Background check prohibited offenses

What will the candidate learn?

Throughout the 2 – 4 hour review/refresh course, students will get to practice:

  • Any of the 22 Skills to be included in the state exam, like:
  • Hand washing
  • Taking and recording vital-sign measurements, food intake, and urinary output.
  • Skills for daily living:
    • range of motion
    • bedside care,
    • personal care,
    • bathing,
    • dressing
    • feeding,
    • positioning, and safe transfer of clients.
  • Practice for the state exam written section by taking several quizzes and mock written exams.

What happens once the CNA review/refresh course is completed?

The candidate should feel ready and prepared to take the Florida Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA. Once certified, we could assist candidates in creating a professional resume, completing job applications, and applying for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners.

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