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Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant 1 - Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.


Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work. In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents. The following intended outcomes 12-23 should be taught together as a module to achieve the occupational completion point of Articulated Nursing Assistant.  The average achieving student should be able to complete the module in 75 clock hours.  The standard length for the Nursing Assistant (Articulated) program including the core is 165 hours but cannot be less than 120 hours.

Career Opportunities:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Employment Outlook:

Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 9% from 2018 to 2028.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $12.90 hourly or $26,840 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 165 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP ABasic Healthcare Worker90 Hours
OCP BNurse Aide and Orderly (articulated)75 Hours
Total Hours: 165

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Nursing Assistant is available at the following school (s):

Hialeah Adult Education Center
Miami Coral Park Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Southwest Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Hialeah Adult Education Center
(305) 822-1500
Maria Lopez
John Miranda
Gillian Carrasco
Ext. 2210
Ext. 2238
Ext. 2917

Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center
(305) 226-6565
Andres Trujillo
Vivian Pedroso
Ext. 2266
Ext. 2205
Southwest Adult Education Center
(305) 274-0181
Josefa Rodriguez
Yamile Reyes
Ext. 2243



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