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Certified Nursing Assistant - Long Term Care

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This program prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for the expanding role of the nursing assistant in a long term care setting. On completion, the graduate will be prepared for employment as a nursing assistant in Long-term care, Assisted Living facilities, Sub-Acute Care, under the supervision of the RN/LPN. Clinical experience is provided at local long-term care facilities.

Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care) course: Approx. 8 weeks
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Admissions is the first step, on any Daytona State Campus. Once you have completed the necessary form, you may proceed to the Assessment Center for testing (you must have a photo ID). After you have seen an advisor ensuring you have met the TABE test requirements (see below), you must print the CNA Course Packet which is available below. The information will tell you what you must have completed by the first day of class. Read this packet carefully and completely and follow all directions, including a physical exam, Level II background check and drug screening.  If any of the categories regarding criminal offenses are cause for concern, please contact Maria Smith at 386-506-3069 or or call the CNA Registry at 1-850-245-4567. Order your CNA Lab Kit using the order form in the Course Packet. This is the only way you are to obtain your CNA Lab Kit which you must have the first week of class. Please take note of the order end date or you will pay late fees. 


TABE test scores: 9th grade Math score of 566 or above, 10th grade Reading and Language score of 582 or above. If you have had college Algebra and English, you must bring your unofficial transcript to the Advising Department on your local campus. If you have specific scores on the CPT, SAT, or ACT you are exempted from this test, see an academic advisor for information. If your scores are low on the TABE, the advisor will have you enroll in Adult Education courses to work on your skill levels that are low. There you will receive assistance in passing the TABE. Once you are successful, your advisor will have you register for the next available CNA course. 

Applicants who started high school in the 9th grade in 2003 or after at a Florida Public high school AND graduated from a Florida Public High School with a standard high school diploma or active duty military are not required to take the TABE placement test.  If you have any questions about your exemption status, please contact an academic advisor.

Contact Information:

Linda Vought, Office Assistant
School of Nursing

Helpful links:
Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care) Program Guide

CNA Student Policy Handbook

Summer 2018

Mandatory Jump Start CNA Orientation required: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 pm on the Daytona campus in building 320 room 328. Jump Start CNA Orientation will last approximately four hours.

Summer 2018 Course Schedule

Summer 2018 Course Packet 

Fall 2018

Mandatory Jump Start CNA Orientation required: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm on the Daytona campus in building 320 room 328. Jump Start CNA Orientation will last approximately four hours.

Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Fall 2018 Course Packet




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Last updated: 2018-06-07T12:33:47.051Z