CNA Training in
If you hope to work in the healthcare industry in Florida, Premier Nursing Academy offers free CNA (certified nursing assistant) training for students in the Bradenton and Sarasota areas. In as few as four weeks, our state-approved CNA program with a proven record of success can get Bradenton-area candidates out of the classroom and into their careers. Not only does Premier Nursing Academy offer free CNA training, but we also provide guaranteed employment for all of our graduates, as all students must be accepted by a local employment partner as part of their enrollment process.
Our Bradenton location opened in November 2020, and it’s the second Premier Nursing Academy branch in Florida (the other being in Pinellas Park). Our expert team is thrilled to provide our state-approved CNA classes focused on career readiness to up-and-coming CNAs like you. We are proud to connect students with our employer partners in Bradenton, Sarasota, Sun City, Palmetto, and other surrounding areas.
You can choose between a daytime or evening course schedule based on your needs. Learn more about our CNA classes below, including upcoming start dates and schedules.
Bradenton, FL 34207
Upcoming Class Start Dates
- Due to State of Florida Department of Health notices and for the safety of the residents of our employer partners, all instructor-supervised clinical instruction will be completed within our simulation lab instead of on-site at a facility. This will not affect our student’s ability to become licensed certified nursing assistants.
- Visitors have been restricted from entering our facility. Students and staff must complete a daily health screening prior to entry.
- Day class schedule
Monday – Thursday, for 4 weeks
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Evening class schedule
Monday – Friday, for 6 weeks
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
|Start Date||Day Class||Evening Class|
|3/29/2021 – Bradenton|
|4/12/2021 – Bradenton|
|4/26/2021 – Bradenton|
Free CNA Training in Bradenton
Premier Nursing Academy’s CNA instruction is offered in multiple schedule formats to accommodate students with different needs. Consult our class schedule 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
Becoming a CNA in Bradenton
If you want to become a CNA in Bradenton, you need to meet the Florida Board of Nursing’s requirements. Additionally, many employers prefer that you complete a state-approved CNA training program, which Premier Nursing Academy in Florida is.
Students in Bradenton will experience the following during their CNA training program:
- 120 training hours, including lectures, laboratory experience, and clinical training
- A minimum of 40 supervised clinical practicum hours, for which you’re eligible after 16 hours of classroom training
Our programs are broken down into two areas: career-ready practices and Florida standards. Career-ready practices focus on guidelines that apply to the healthcare field overall, not just CNAs. These practices include applying academic and technical skills to your work, focusing on personal health and financial well-being, and using research strategies. The Florida standards portion of the curriculum is designed to prepare students to pass the examination to become a licensed CNA in the state.
Career Outlook for CNAs in Bradenton
Florida is experiencing a large uptick in the number of CNA jobs statewide, with an anticipated growth of 17% between 2016 and 2026—significantly higher than the national expectation.
CNA Pay in the Bradenton Area
Bradenton CNAs earn more on average than those at both the state and the national levels, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
|Median Salary||Top 10%|
Other large job board and salary publishers find similar pay ranges for CNAs in Bradenton. PayScale.com reports that CNAs in Bradenton earn $11 to $16 per hour; Salary.com reports $25,000 to $37,000 per year, and Glassdoor.com reports $22,000 to $33,000 per year.
CNA Jobs Near Bradenton
Though Premier Nursing Academy graduates are already accepted to a job with a sponsoring employer when they enroll, there are many job opportunities for CNAs in Bradenton generally. As of August 2020, a search for CNA jobs in or near Bradenton, FL, lists many recent openings for certified nursing assistants. Employers include hospitals and medical centers, such as Manatee Memorial Hospital and Blake Medical Center, senior living and care facilities such as Greenbriar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Braden River Rehab Center, and home health care services such as Sonas Home Health Care and Home Helpers of Bradenton.
The long-term prospects of being a certified nursing assistant in the Bradenton area are strong, whether your goal is to maintain steady employment as a CNA or move into other health care careers. A 2019 study by WalletHub ranked Bradenton as the second best city in Florida for health care quality, including measures such as health care facilities per capita and home care facilities per capita.
Our Bradenton Metro Area Employer Partners
Admissions At a Glance
Submit a form with basic contact info and our admissions team will be in touch.
Your admissions representative will explain what other info to provide to meet program requirements.
Our team will set up interviews so that you can find the best match for your post-graduation job.
Once you’re sending in some final paperwork, you’re almost ready to start at Premier Nursing Academy.
Get ready for Day One of your new life and career.