The purpose of Pasco-Hernando Community College Nursing assistant program is to provide the knowledge and skills required to pass the written and skills portion of the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam and enter the workforce as a CNA in a health care facility.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor is projecting that the employment of nursing assistants will grow between 21 to 35% due to an increase in the elder population and longer life expectancies.
According to Labor Market Statistics by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, hourly salaries for CNAs can range from $9 to start to $12 for experienced professionals. Typical salaries are about $11 per hour.
This is a 4-technical credit hour program. Full-time students may complete the program in about one term. Part-time students may require additional time.
Certification: Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the state exam.
Clinical agencies may require the student to submit a criminal background check. A physical examination certifying satisfactory health and a professional liability insurance card are required for clinical courses in this program.
Pasco-Hernando Community College.
10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199