Training Classes

The most comprehensive CNA Training in Jacksonville, FL

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Call us at (904) 778-5547 or send us an email at info@firstcoastcna.com

cna training

We are proud to announce that First Coast CNA and the American Red Cross have partnered up to provide the best CNA training classes in Jacksonville, FL. Now, in approximately 4 to 5 weeks, you can complete the 120-hour accredited training program and be prepared to take the CNA state exam, but most importantly feel ready to start your new career with confidence and certainty that you have learned from the best.

Want more information?

Call us at (904)778-5547, email us at info@firstcoastcna.com or send us a message

cna training

First Coast CNA and the American Red Cross, offer you the best CNA training classes in Jacksonville, FL. In approximately 4 weeks complete the 120-hr accredited program and be ready to take the state exam. Get ready to start your new career with confidence and certainty that you have learned from the best.

120 Hour Nursing Assistant Training Class

Together with the American Red Cross, our accredited Nursing Assistant training program provides a combination of virtual and hands-on instruction for 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 Online self-pace theory learning. We use the engaging American Red Cross Online curriculum that uses professionally produced videos to show students what a CNA does in a typical day. Throughout the videos and online materials, students get to experience the joys and challenges faced by a new CNA and experience the rewarding relationships she forms with her patients.
  • 40 hours of hands-on lab practice at First Coast Nursing Assistant Training Center in Jacksonville, FL. Labs are offered on different days and times during the week, to help facilitate and accommodate working and studying schedules.
  • 40 hours of clinical rotations Practice what you have learned at various highly rated and well-established nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Option to include with the registration, the required level 2 live scan background check, the CNA state exam registration fee, and the AHA BLS/CPR certification.

Our accredited Nursing Assistant training program provides a combination of virtual and hands-on instruction for basic care of clients. Students get access to the Red Cross training materials, practice at our training facilities, and do clinical rotations at highly rated nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Classes are divided into:

  • 40 hours of Online self-pace theory learning. Throughout the videos and online materials, students get to learn and experience the joys and challenges faced by a new CNA.
  • 40 hours of hands-on lab practice. Students have the opportunity to practice all skills learned through the online modules. Labs are offered on different days and times during the week.
  • 40 hours of clinical rotations Practice what you have learned at various highly rated nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Option to include with the registration, the required level 2 live scan background check, the CNA state exam registration fee, and the AHA BLS/CPR certification.

What will the candidate learn?

Throughout the accredited 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.

Throughout the 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 and personal care,
    • bathing and dressing
    • feeding,
    • positioning, and safe transfer of clients.
  • Common health problems and chronic illnesses. 
  • Documenting and reporting observations 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 successfully 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 apply for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners. 
Upon successful completion of the accredited training program, a student is prepared to take the State Board exam to become a CNA. A student who has successfully 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 applying for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners. 

Upcoming classes

  • October 4th – October 29th
  • October 18th – November 12th
  • November 1st – November 26th
  • November 15th – December 10th
  • November 29th – December 23rd

Get ready to challenge the CNA state exam. A 2-day intensive training class where you learn all you need to successfully become a CNA.

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

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.  

Classes are divided into:

  • One 2-day weekend or one 2-day weekly class.
  • 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 CNA state exam registration fee, and the AHA BLS/CPR certification.

2-day intensive CNA training class for candidates who wish to challenge the State Board exam.  in 20 hours learn and practice the skills, take quizzes and mock exams, and get ready to take the state exam.

Classes are divided into:

  • One 2-day weekend or one 2-day weekly class.
  • 10 to 16 hours of 22 Skill practice.
  • 4 to 6 hours of Written Exam practice.
  • Open Lab practice during the week at our training facility.
  • Option to attend a second 2-day training class.
  • Option to include with the registration: background check, CNA state exam registration fee, and BLS/CPR certification.

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. 

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

  • The 22 Skills to be included in the state exam, like:
  • Hand washing
  • Taking and recording vital-sign measurements, and the patient’s overall condition.
  • Skills for daily living:
    • bedside and personal care,
    • bathing and dressing
    • feeding,
    • positioning, and safe transfer of clients.
  • Take quizzes and mock written exams.

What happens once the CNA training class is completed?

Upon successful completion of the 20-hour 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 apply for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners. 
Upon successful completion of the 20-hour training program, a candidate is prepared to challenge the State Board 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. We could assist students in applying for jobs with many of our clinical rotation partners. 

Upcoming classes

  • September 25th – 26th
  • October 2nd – 3rd
  • October 9th – 10th
  • October 16th – 17th
  • October 23rd – 24th
  • October 30th – 31st

First Coast CNA helps you get ready to challenge the CNA state exam. In an intensive 2-day training class learn and practice all you need to know to successfully challenge the state exam. The shortest and simplest way to become a CNA. 

Want more information?

Call us at (904)778-5547, email us at info@firstcoastcna.com or send us a message