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Nursing Assistant – Articulated

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The 165-hour Articulated Nursing Assistant program is a great gateway into the health career field. The program contains 90 hours of basic healthcare worker and 75 hours of Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated). The program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant for both acute and long-term care settings. Students completing the 90 hours of basic healthcare worker in this program will not have to repeat this course in the Medical Assisting program at FMTC if they decide to continue their education with us.

Steps to Enrollment

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  3. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  4. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  5. Provide appropriate residency documents
  6. Meet with an Admissions Officer to complete your application
  7. Complete application packet
  8. Pay application fee ($45)

Admission Requirements:  Applicants must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate or its equivalent by the first day of class. Due to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, all students doing direct patient care must either have immunization against hepatitis B or sign a declination statement that he/she chooses not to protect him/herself from this disease. Cost to the student will be approximately $175. A two-step skin test for TB and required titers are required prior to the clinical portion of this program. Approximate cost is $45.

All Health Science Education programs require applicants to obtain a drug screen and Level 2 background screen prior to admission. Approximate cost is $85.

Do you really want to help people in need? Experience the joy and satisfaction of helping others with activities of daily living. Work alongside other health-care professionals to follow the prescribed plan of care. Develop professional work ethics and medical skills while providing compassionate patient care. Successful completion of this program prepares the student to take the examination for state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) gives direct patient care such as bathing, feeding, dressing, and assisting with mobility. The CNA must be able to communicate effectively in English, be able to see and hear adequately and be able to engage in physically demanding work for 8-12 hours at a time.

The purpose of the Nursing Assistant program is to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants/nurse aides in nursing homes, hospitals, and patients’ homes. Successful completion of this program prepares the student for employment as a nursing assistant after passing a certification exam in accordance with Florida Statutes 464.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster. It provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants. The content includes, but is not limited to, interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, basic patient care, pet-facilitated therapy, restorative activities, health and safety including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Basic Life Support, and employability skills.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course #

OCP

Course Name

Hours

HSC0003

A

Basic Healthcare Worker

90

HCP0121

B

Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)

75

TOTAL HOURS

165

Hours

165 hours (approximately 6 weeks)
Classroom hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Clinical hours: 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost

Approximately $1,369

Nursing Assistant Fee Sheet 2021-22

What You’ll Learn

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Safe and efficient work habits
  • Gerontology
  • Nutrition
  • Pet-facilitated therapy
  • Health and safety
  • CPR
  • Employability skills

Industry Certifications

Successful completion of this program prepares the student to take the Florida Nurse Aide Exam. This is required for employment as a nursing assistant in a nursing home or senior living community.

Career Ready Skills

  • Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
  • Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
  • Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
  • Use technology to enhance productivity.
  • Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.

Software

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Course Projects

  • Clinical rotations at acute care and long-term care facilities
  • Educational posters

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $12+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)

According to O’Net Online, jobs for nursing assistants are expected to grow 23% in Florida between 2014 – 2024.

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Hope Hospice

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session
  2. Gather residency documents and transcripts
  3. Meet with an admissions specialist and complete the application packet
  4. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  5. Pay application fee
  6. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)

Admission Requirements:  Applicants must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate or its equivalent by the first day of class. Due to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, all students doing direct patient care must either have immunization against hepatitis B or sign a declination statement that he/she chooses not to protect himself/herself from this disease. Cost to the student will be approximately $175. A two-step skin test for TB and required titers are required prior to the clinical portion of this program. Approximate cost is $45.

All Health Science Education programs require applicants to obtain a drug screen and Level 2 background screen prior to admission. Approximate cost is $90.

Instructor

Program Info

Nursing Assistant Articulated MPI 2021-22

New Program Start Dates:

  1. October 27, 2021 – December 13, 2021  (registration deadline:  10/18/2021)
  2. January 5, 2022 – February 15, 2022 (registration deadline: 12/6/2021)