CNA Classes in Pinellas Park, Florida
Premier Nursing Academy’s CNA training is offered to candidates in and around the Tampa metro area. After graduates have completed our Florida Board of Nursing-approved CNA program, 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 certified nursing assistant in Florida.
Our Pinellas Park location launched in July 2019 as Premier Nursing Academy’s first Florida branch. Our free CNA classes take between 4 and 6 weeks to complete. We offer both day and night programs to accommodate students with different needs. Consult our class schedule below to see upcoming class start dates and get to know our instructors.
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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.
- All students and staff are required to wear masks while inside our facility.
- 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
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Find Our Free CNA Classes Near You
Our campus in Pinellas Park connects students with employer partners in Tampa and nearby cities, including Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, and more.
We also offer free CNA classes in Bradenton for students preferring employment in Bradenton, Sarasota, Sun City, Palmetto, and other surrounding areas.
About Our Free CNA Training Program
Premier Nursing Academy’s CNA program provides a combination of classroom and on-site clinical education. This ensures that our graduates are both work-ready to be successful in their careers, as well as meet all state-required training hours needed to sit for certified nursing assistant exams.
Accepted students receive 100% subsidized training. In addition, our students are guaranteed a job after graduation, and our health provider employer partners gain a new supply of talented and trained employees.
- 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
How to Become a CNA
Becoming a CNA in the Tampa – St. Petersburg area involves following Florida state requirements—in particular, those of the Florida Board of Nursing. Most employers in Florida require completion of a CNA training program—which must be state-approved. Premier Nursing Academy in Florida meets these requirements.
Students in the greater Tampa area can expect the following from a CNA program:
- 120 total hours, comprised of classroom lectures, laboratory experience, and clinical training
- At least 40 hours of supervised clinical practicum
- You will not be eligible for the clinical practicum until you finish 16 hours of classroom training
Programs are based on instruction in two areas: the Career Ready Practices and the Florida standards. Career Ready Practices are general guidelines that don’t just apply to CNAs but to the healthcare field in general. Examples of these practices include applying appropriate academic and technical skills, attending to personal health and financial well-being, and employing valid and reliable research strategies.
Career Outlook for CNAs in the Tampa Metro Area
Between 2000 and 2016, the average per capita income in Tampa rose by over $12,000 for CNAs. The average yearly salary for a CNA in Tampa is higher than that for CNAs across the state.
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CNA employment in Tampa is also higher than the average in Florida. If these benefits make you want to live in Tampa, you are not alone. A recent CNN Money article reported that the area is one of the top ten cities that people are moving to. With its sunny weather, plethora of recreational activities, and growing economy, you can’t go wrong launching your CNA career!
Our Employer Partners Have CNA Jobs Near You
We partner with healthcare employers all over the greater Tampa metro area. Depending on your location, there may be multiple facilities to choose from. You can fill out our form to speak with an admissions representative and find out which options are available for you.
Premier Nursing Academy is proud to have placed graduates with these Tampa Bay-area employers and many others.
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.