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Nursing Assistant – Articulated

NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 25, 2018 (Click Here for more information)

Program Description:

Do you have the desire to help others maintain their health and well-being?  The Nursing Assistant Articulated program is designed to prepare students in a short period of time to work in a long-term career in the growing healthcare field.  Under the direct supervision of a professional nurse, the Nursing Assistant will come in direct contact with the patient in the performance of his or her assigned duties.  This program is a blend of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction.  The course content includes personal patient care skills, principles of infection control, physical and safety functions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and more.  This is an excellent course for students with no previous medical field experience, who wish to enter other Health Science Education Programs.  Upon successful completion of this program you may take the State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination.

Program Information:

Basic Healthcare Worker – 90 Hours
Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) – 75 Hours

Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must complete a physical examination report, immunization record, drug screening (approved vendor only), and background check (approved vendor only).
  • Register for classes during open enrollment  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

Program Hours and Schedule:
165 Hours/1 Month/Hybrid
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
This program is offered twice per year in August and January.

Industry Certifications and Licensure:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Employment Opportunities:

  • Nursing Home Facilities
  • Retirement Communities for the Elderly
  • Specialty Hospitals (except Psychiatric & Substance Abuse)
  • Private Duty

For additional information about national and program accreditation, contact the institution.

Program Costs:

Florida Registration/Tuition Fees $525.00
Out of State Registration/Tuition Fees $1,911.00
Books/Supplies $173.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs $220.00
Total Program Cost (Florida Resident) $918.00
Total Program Cost (Out of State) $2,304.00


Fees listed are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

Counselor for Nursing Assistant (Articulated)
Rachel Victor
(754) 321-5753

Click Here to download a PDF brochure for complete information including costs.