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Certified Nursing Assistant


Linda Vought, Office Assistant
School of Nursing

This program prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for the expanding role of the nursing assistant in a long term care setting. On completion, the graduate will be prepared for employment as a nursing assistant in Long-term care, Assisted Living facilites, Sub-Acute Care, under the supervision of the RN/LPN. Clinical experience is provided at local long-term care facilities.

Certified Nursing Assistant course: Approx. 8 weeks
Evenings on the Daytona Campus

Admissions is the first step, on any Daytona State Campus. Once you have completed the necessary form, you may proceed to Assessment Center for testing (you must have a photo ID). After you have seen a counselor ensuring you have met the requirements (see below), you must print the CNA Packet which is available through this site. The information will tell you what you must have completed by the first day of class. Read this packet carefully and completely and follow all directions, including a Level II background check and drug screening.  If any of the categories regarding criminal offenses are cause for concern, please call or email: or call: CNA Registry 1-850-245-4567. You must print the CNA Lab Kit Order Form. This is the only way you are to obtain your CNA Lab Kit. You must have this kit the first week of class. Please take note of the order end date or you will pay late fees. Read this form carefully and follow directions.

TABE test scores: 9th grade Math, 10th grade Reading and Language. If you have had college Algebra and English, you must bring your unofficial transcript to the Counseling Department on your local campus. If you have passed the CPT, SAT, or ACT you are exempted from this test. If your scores are low on the TABE, the counselor will have you enroll at Academic Support Center. There you will receive assistance in passing the TABE. Once you are successful, your counselor will have you register for the next CNA course. 

Applicants who started high school in the 9th grade in 2003 or after at a Florida Public high school AND graduated from a Florida Public High School with a standard high school diploma or active duty military are not required to take the placement test.  If you have any questions about your exemption status, please contact an academic advisor.

Program Guide
Certified Nursing Assistant Program Guide

Spring 2016
Mandatory Orientation required:  Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 3:00pm on the Daytona campus in building 320 room 328.  Orientation will last approximately two hours.

Spring 2016 Course Schedule

Spring 2016 Course Packet

Summer 2016
Mandatory Orientation required:  Date to be announced

Summer 2016 Course Schedule

Summer 2016 Course Packet

Student Policy Handbook

Student Policy Handbook


Mary Halligan, RN, MA - Lead Instructor for Evenings

Mrs. Halligan graduated in 1971 from Maria College in Albany, NY with her A.A.S. In 1992, Mrs. Halligan graduated from UCF with a BS in Vocational/Technical Education and in 2003 a Master's of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Halligan has worked ICU and Medical/Surgical units with a position as Assistant Head Nurse on Medical/Surgical unit. Since 1974, Mrs. Halligan has been working for a local ENT surgeon. Mrs. Halligan has been with Daytona State College since 1993.

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Last updated: 2015-09-21T14:01:51.459Z