Free CNA Training in Florida
As Florida’s population continues to grow and many healthcare workers such as nurses age and retire (according to a 2017 Sun-Sentinal article about nursing shortages in the state), the demand is strong for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to fill the need for providing medical care and long-term care. Even though Florida is already one of the top states in the total number of CNAs employed, the growth outlook for the occupation for the state is favorable—Florida is the 17th-ranked state in expected near-term job growth for CNAs.
In response to this need, Premier Nursing Academy is turning the traditional educational model—student pays for school, student interviews hopes to land a job post-graduation—on its head. We are working with top healthcare employers in Florida to provide 100% free training to CNA candidates who can then go on to even more opportunities in the healthcare field.
Locations in Florida
CNA Training in Florida
Premier Nursing Academy’s CNA instruction is offered in multiple schedule formats to accommodate students with different needs. Consult the page for your preferred campus to see upcoming class start dates and get to know the instructors in each location.
After graduates have completed our Florida Board of Nursing-approved course of instruction, they have the skills and are provisionally able to work for their matched employer even before passing the Nurse Aide Exam. Upon passing the exam and completing other background requirements for the state, you’ll be a fully licensed CNA in Florida.
- Both day and evening class schedules available
- 4 to 6 weeks training
Daytime sessions run Monday – Thursday for 4 weeks
7.5 instructional hours per day
Evening sessions run Monday – Friday for 6 weeks
4 instructional hours per day
- 120 instructional hours
80 hours of classroom-based didactic learning
40 hours of hands-on clinical-based instruction, mostly conducted on-site with one of our employer partners