The Nursing Assistant is an important part of the nursing care team. A nursing assistant is a person who, under the direction of a licensed nurse, performs important basic nursing skills such as: checking vital signs, promoting comfort, personal hygiene, assisting with meals, safety, skin care, and many more necessary tasks. Class time includes instruction in: basic Anatomy and Physiology, classification of disease, nutrition, specimen collection, blood sugar testing, infection control (HIV, blood borne and airborne pathogens, isolation procedures and the handling of infectious waste), First Aid, Domestic Violence training, and CPR training. In addition, students receive training in professional behavior and ethics. Students who successfully complete this program are prepared to take the Florida State Certification test. This test consists of questions and a practical clinical exam. The state test is administer at our school as an added advantage to our students.

Books Required for Purchase in Nursing Assistant Program:



Mosby’s Essentials for Nursing Assistant:8th Edition


Mosby’s Essentials Workbook and Competency:8th Edition


To purchase Combo Set :  ISBN #9780323081795


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I  register for the Nursing Assistant Program?
A: Technical Center for Career & Adult Education, 1426 19th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Q: Are there any prerequisites for the Nursing Assistant Program?
A: No, there are no prerequisites for this program, however students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent or be 18 years of age to sit for the Florida Board of Nursing Exam for CNA licensure.

Q: Is there any entrance testing?
A: No

Q: What if I have a criminal background will I be able to get my certification?
A: Contact Florida Board of Nursing at 1-800-840-2720 to discuss your concerns or questions about the criminal background check.

Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Yes, please contact the Technical Center for Career & Adult Education at (772) 564-4970.

Q: Is a payment plan available?
A: A payment plan is available for information contact (772) 564-4970.

Q: Where can I work as a Nurse Assistant?
A: Nursing Assistants are employed at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities and private duty nursing.

Q: If there any programs available in the medical field to help me advance my career after completing the Nursing Assistant program?
A: Programs available to help further your career after the Nursing Assistant program are Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing (PN) and/or Registered Nurse (RN).

Resource Links

Nursing Assistant Building 4

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Location where class is held: 4680 28th Court, Vero Beach, FL 32967


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