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Who We Are

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 facilities, Sub-Acute Care, under the supervision of the RN/LPN. Clinical experience is provided at local long-term care facilities.

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit an admission application to Daytona State College online or on any campus.
  2. Print the CNA Information Packet. The information will tell you what you must complete by the first day of class. Requirements include:
    • A physical exam
    • Level II background check*
    • Drug screening

* If any of the categories regarding criminal offenses are cause for concern, please contact the School of Nursing or call the CNA Registry at (850) 245-4567

Spring 2024 B Term

Certified Nursing Assistant Course Now Offered Summer 2024!

This 8-week CNA Course will prepare you to become an entry-level health career professional.  This course will provide you with skills in:
  • Basic nursing care to clients in acute, sub- acute, and long-term care facilities
  • Medical terminology
  • Safe and efficient work
  • Nutrition
  • And much more!

Classes run from June 3rd - July 24th
Monday (Lecture) 5:00 - 9:50 p.m.
Tuesday (Lab/Clinical) 5:00 - 9:50 p.m.
Wednesday: (Lab/Clincal) 5:00 - 9:50 p.m.

In just 8 weeks, after passing this course, you will be able to take your nursing  competency exam, and once you pass your exam you will have receive your Florida State CNA Licensure!

So how do you apply? Go to this link and read about the course and requirements, then click on Apply Today and register. Make sure to register for PRN0090 before the mandatory CNA Orientation on May 20th, in room 328 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. We’ll see you there.

Launch your path with a Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care) Certificate

career options

Most commonly a CNA will provide basic nursing care in hospitals, long term care nursing facilities, home health aide agencies and assisted living centers. The most important part of a CNA's job is to help elderly patients with the major activities that are required for them to live their lives.

  • Nursing Homes (around 37% of CNAs work at nursing care facilities)
  • Hospitals
  • Assisted Living and Retirement Communities
  • Home Healthcare
  • Government Facilities
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Hospice
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Additional Information about the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate

key dates

Fall (September - November)

Mandatory CNA Orientation
August 28, 2023
Monday: 5 – 7 p.m.
Daytona Beach Campus, Building 320, Room 328

Night Program
September 11, 2023 – November 1, 2023
Monday – Wednesday: 5 – 9:50 p.m.

Contact Us

Bob & Carol Allen School of Nursing
(386) 506-3250