FAQ- CNA certification in Florida
What is a CNA?
As a CNA, you will play a very important role in the nursing field. You will work under a nurse supervision (RN or LPN) to provide personal care to patients. There are different types of care base on the work setting. Long term care facilities such as nursing homes or hospital may require more personal hands on care while assisted living facilities or private duties require mostly assistance to get around.
What are the requirements to become a CNA in Florida?
The requirements are very simple: 1) You must be at least 17 years old or older 2) You must have a valid social security and ID. 3) You must have a clean criminal background check history. While many schools offer courses from four weeks to months, you can become a CNA in as little as 1 to 4 weeks in Florida, depending on the routes of certification. Southwestern Vocational Training is an adult base preparation center making a difference in the community for nearly 2 years in SWFL. We can help you achieve your certification in a short, inexpensive and professional manner if you have the aptitude and motivation to challenge the CNA exam. We provide hands on skills with the assistance of a licensed nurse to fully prepare you for the state exam. This class can be completed in as little as 1 week (day class only) or 2 week (night class only).
How much do CNAs make an hour or what is the salary range for CNAs in Florida?
According to the Department of Health 3,000 new jobs will be added to the workforce by 2014. This means more new jobs, more income and better job security for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). The hourly range for a certified Nursing assistant (CNA) is $9.50 to $15 an hour. The salary range is $23,000 to $35,000 according to simplyhired.com.
Where can CNAs work?
There are several options; Nursing Agencies, Nursing Homes, Rehab Centers, Hospice Centers, Assisted Living Facilities and; Private Homes Duty are some of the healthcare settings a CNA can acquire employment. Southwestern Vocational Training can assist new CNAs who have attended the CNA exam prep class at one of our centers with job assistance.
What are the some of the careers advancement opportunities?
Becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in Florida has many advantages. First and foremost, Florida is a retirement state. They say the best LPN or RN was a CNA. There are many options available to advance from a CNA to a LPN, RN and so many other choices. Some facilities have financial assistance programs to help loyal and long term CNAs advancing to an RN or LPN.
HOW SOON CAN I START CLASSES AT SVT?
SVT offers a very flexible schedule to attend classes. Our day class schedule is 8am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday. The evening schedule is from 5pm to 9:30 Monday through Thursday.
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