CNA Training in
Tampa (Pinellas Park), Florida
If you’re looking to break into the fast-growing healthcare industry—projected to be in strong demand throughout Florida—then getting free training to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) with one of Premier Nursing Academy’s Tampa-area employer partners is an excellent choice. Our proven training model is now offered to candidates in and around the Tampa metro area so that you can take the next step in your career in as little as four weeks through a state-approved program.
Our Pinellas Park location launched in July 2019 as Premier Nursing Academy’s first Florida branch. Our program team is proud to bring our trademark job-focused curriculum and quality instruction to future healthcare workers in the state.
Successful candidates can opt for a daytime or evening instruction schedule, depending on what works best for their schedules. See our address, meet our team, and view upcoming start dates and schedules for Pinellas Park below.
Tampa metro area
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Mon – Fri,
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Upcoming Class Start Dates – Tampa
- 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|
|1/6/2020 – Pinellas Park|
|1/13/2020 – Zephyrhills|
|2/3/2020 – Pinellas Park|
|2/17/2020 – Pinellas Park|
Becoming a CNA in Tampa
Becoming a CNA in Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa
Between 2000 and 2016 the average per capita income in Tampa rose by over $12,000 for CNAs. And the average yearly salary for a CNA in Tampa is higher than that for CNAs across the state.
|Median Salary||Top 10%|
Employment of CNAs 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!
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.