Across Florida, employers are hiring certified nursing assistants.
Being a CNA takes compassion and understanding, but those talents are exactly what make this career so rewarding and meaningful. Become a CNA, and find your purpose.
The Fast Path
Some employers are looking to hire and train workers on the job. Here’s how you can earn while you learn:
Get hired as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with just a high school diploma or GED.
Receive 24 hours training and demonstrate care competencies.
Work as a PCA and train alongside a seasoned CNA, under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
After 4 months of on-the-job training, take the CNA exam and become certified.
The Traditional Path
Instead of learning on the job, go to school to become a CNA. Tuition reimbursement may be available.
Earn Your High School Diploma or GED.
Complete a state-approved, 120-hour CNA training program.
Complete in-person clinical training at a healthcare facility.
Pass a Florida-approved CNA certification exam.
SO MANY ADVANTAGES
Working as a CNA is hard but rewarding. Advantages include:
- A steady, stable career with guaranteed hours
- Flexibility to work more hours, fewer hours, or odd hours
- The potential to move locations while retaining benefits and financial incentives
- Entry-level exposure to nursing and an in-demand profession with unlimited potential
Sign up to learn more about becoming a CNA.
Launch a meaningful career quickly as a certified nursing assistant. Tell us about yourself, and we will send you emails that go into more detail about how to get started.
Fill out your Job Seeker Profile to gain access to career path opportunities in long term care, as well as the ability to connect with skilled nursing providers currently hiring in your area.
Give Your Career Meaning
When you work in a long-term care or skilled nursing center, you become a hero for residents and their family members. Because CNAs spend time helping residents with their self-care, they get to know them well. Sometimes, CNAs are the first to notice tiny changes that can make an impact on the care residents receive.
Residents and their loved ones will appreciate your care, energy, patience and attention. Make unforgettable connections with residents and create lifelong memories as a CNA.
Get ready to make a difference in someone’s life every single day.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the CaregiversFL Career Program?
What is a certified nursing assistant (CNA)?
What is a personal care attendant (PCA)?
How do I create a Job Seeker Profile?
Where do I find open jobs in my area?
Are there instances where I may begin my employment as a nursing assistant prior to obtaining certification?
Are my expenses associated with obtaining my certification reimbursable?
Am I required to attend a certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program or may I simply challenge the exam?
What exams are required to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the state of Florida?
How long are my exam scores valid?
Does Florida require out-of-state certified nursing assistants (CNAs) applying for Endorsement to complete any exams?
Can a certified nursing assistant (CNA) work in Florida using a certification from another state?
What happens if I do not renew my certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate by the expiration date?
Am I required to have a background check?
Is a background check required when entering a certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program/school?
How will the candidate know if they are not clear to be certified?
If I go through the Nurse Aide Training and there’s something in my background, will I still be allowed to work the four (4) month grace period?
Can I still sit for the exam even though there’s something in my background?
Contact our team to learn more about how your skilled nursing facility can benefit from the CaregiversFL Career Program.
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