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Every member of a medical care team, from physicians to orderlies, has an important role to play in ensuring that patients get the best possible care. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are no exception. Whether they work in an in-patient, home, or rehabilitation setting, CNAs are responsible for meeting patients’ basic vital needs – for example, by feeding, clothing, or bathing them. These caring tasks are an indispensable help to patients who face serious health problems.

To become a nursing assistant in Florida, one must first complete an accredited training program. These certificate programs are offered by institutions both public and private throughout the state, such as East Florida State College and First Coast Technical College. CNA programs are typically short, running from several weeks to a few months in length. Upon passing the state certification examination, graduates are awarded a CNA license to practice in Florida.

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Many healthcare institutions throughout the state employ nursing assistants, such as Halifax Health, Sagora Senior Living, and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. These providers represent a mix of large and small, hospital and non-hospital settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for Florida’s 86,000 nursing assistants is $23,140. The top quartile of the state’s CNAs earn $27,000 or more per year.

If you are interested in learning more about the top nursing assistant programs in Florida, we invite you to make use of the list below. We’ve compiled a thorough list of CNA certificate programs in each of the state’s major metropolitan areas.

Cape Coral / Fort Myers area

Cape Coral Institute of Technology
360 Santa Barbara Boulevard North | Cape Coral, Florida 33993
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Fort Myers Institute of Technology
3800 Michigan Avenue | Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

Daytona College
425 South Nova Road | Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Daytona State College
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Flagler Technical Institute
One Corporate Drive, Suite 2-J | Palm Coast, Florida 32137
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Fort Lauderdale

Atlantic Technical Center
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway | Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest University - Pompano Beach
225 North Federal Highway | Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes
3383 North Florida Highway 7 | Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Margate
3271 North Florida Highway 7 | Margate, Florida 33063
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Pembroke Pines
7891 Pines Boulevard | Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Sheridan Technical Center
5400 Sheridan Street | Hollywood, Florida 33021
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Superior Career Institute
5950 West Oakland Park | Lauderhill, Florida 33313
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
William T McFatter Technical Center
6500 Nova Drive | Davie, Florida 33317
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Gainesville

Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street | Gainesville, Florida 32606
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Jacksonville

First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Avenue | Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
6600 Youngerman Circle | Jacksonville, Florida 32244
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida State College at Jacksonville
501 West State Street | Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Lakeland / Winter Haven area

Ridge Career Center
7700 State Road 544 | Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Road | Lakeland, Florida 33803
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Miami-Dade County

Advance Science Institute
3750 West 12th Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Alexis Institute
4715 NW 157th Street | Miami Gardens, Florida 33014
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
American Medical Academy
12215 SW 112th Street | Miami, Florida 33186
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Azure College - Miami Gardens
1525 NW 167th Street | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Barry University
11300 NE Second Avenue | Miami, Florida 33161
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Doctor's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Bachelor's in Nursing Education; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader
Brown Mackie College - Miami
1501 Biscayne Boulevard | Miami, Florida 33132
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
CBT College - Cutler Bay
19151 South Dixie Highway, Suite 205 | Cutler Bay, Florida 33157
Programs offered: Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Censa Miami Institute
3420 West 84th Street | Hialeah Gardens, Florida 33018
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
City College - Miami
9300 South Dadeland Boulevard, Second Floor | Miami, Florida 33156
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp
2900 West 12th Avenue, Suite 28 | Hialeah, Florida 33012
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
D A Dorsey Educational Center
7100 NW 17th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33147
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dade Medical College - Homestead
381 North Krome Avenue | Homestead, Florida 33030
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dade Medical College - Miami
3721-1 NW Seventh Street | Miami, Florida 33126
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Dade Medical College - Miami Lakes
5875 NW 163rd Street, Suite 101 | Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
Everest Institute - Hialeah
530 West 49th Street | Hialeah, Florida 33012
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest Institute - Kendall
9020 SW 137th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33186
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest Institute - North Miami
111 NW 183rd Street, Suite 200 | Miami, Florida 33169
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Faith Medical Institute
2040 NE 163rd Street | North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Florida Career College - Hialeah
3750 West 18th Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Kendall
11731 Mills Drive, Building Two | Miami, Florida 33183
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Miami
1321 SW 107th Avenue, Suite 201B | Miami, Florida 33174
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Education Institute
5818 SW Eighth Street | Miami, Florida 33144
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida International University
11200 SW Eighth Street | Miami, Florida 33199
Programs offered: Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science
Florida National University - Hialeah
4425 West Jose Regueiro Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida National University - Miami
11865 SW 26th Street, Suite H-3 | Miami, Florida 33175
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida National University - Training Center
4206 West 12th Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Vocational Institute
6840 SW 40th Street | Miami, Florida 33155
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Fortis College - Cutler Bay
19600 South Dixie Highway, Suite B | Cutler Bay, Florida 33157
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Fortis Institute - Miami
9035 Sunset Drive, Suite 200 | Miami, Florida 33173
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Future-Tech Institute
3446 SW Eighth Street, Suite 218 | Miami, Florida 33135
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Genesis Vocational Institute
12861 SW 42nd Street | Miami, Florida 33175
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Green Cross School of Nursing
15383 NW Seventh Avenue | Miami, Florida 33169
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Health Education Training School
812 NE 125th Street | North Miami, Florida 33161
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hebron Technical Institute
160 NW 176th Street | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hispaniola International University
8700 NW Fifth Avenue | Miami, Florida 33150
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Homestead High School
2351 SE 12th Avenue | Homestead, Florida 33034
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Ideal Professional Institute
20295 NW Second Avenue | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
International Academy Training Center
1175 NE 125th Street | North Miami, Florida 33161
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
International Training Careers
7360 SW 24th Street, Suite 31 | Miami, Florida 33155
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
ITT Technical Institute - Miami
7955 NW 12th Street, Suite 119 | Miami, Florida 33126
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Miami
2101 NW 117th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33172
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Larkin School of Nursing
6140 SW 70th Street | Miami, Florida 33143
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
750 NW 20th Street | Miami, Florida 33127
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
M-DCPS The English Center
3501 SW 28th Street | Miami, Florida 33133
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Management Resources Institute
Ten NW Le Jeune Road | Miami, Florida 33126
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Mattia College
13926 SW 47th Street | Miami, Florida 33175
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Mercy Hospital
3663 South Miami Avenue | Miami, Florida 33133
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Avenue | Miami, Florida 33132
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Miami Edison High School
6161 NW Fifth Court | Miami, Florida 33127
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Miami Lakes Educational Center
5780 NW 158th Street | Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
PRC Career Center
12875 NE 14th Avenue | North Miami, Florida 33161
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Robert Morgan Educational Center
18180 SW 122nd Avenue | Miami, Florida 33177
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
SABER College
3990 West Flagler Street, Suite 103 | Miami, Florida 33134
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
South Florida Medical College
1111 Park Centre Boulevard | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Southeastern College - Miami Lakes
17395 NW 59th Avenue | Miami Lakes, Florida 33015
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
St Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Avenue | Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing
Sunshine Training Center
177 NE 166th Street | North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Miami
1320 South Dixie Highway | Coral Gables, Florida 33124
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
University of Southernmost Florida - Coral Gables
178 Giralda Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Vintex Training Institute
18812 South Dixie Highway | Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
West Coast University - Miami
9250 NW 36th Street | Miami, Florida 33178
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Naples / Marco Island area

Immokalee Technical Center
508 North Ninth Street | Immokalee, Florida 34142
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology
3702 Estey Avenue | Naples, Florida 34104
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

Manatee Technical Institute
6305 Florida Highway 70 East | Bradenton, Florida 34203
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Sarasota County Technical Institute
4748 Beneva Road | Sarasota, Florida 34233
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Ocala

Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center
1014 SW Seventh Road | Ocala, Florida 34471
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Orlando

Anthem College - Orlando
3710 Maguire Boulevard | Orlando, Florida 32803
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology - Altamonte Springs
460 East Altamonte Drive, Third Floor | Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Concorde Career Institute - Orlando
3444 McCrory Place | Orlando, Florida 32803
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Orlando
989 North Semoran Boulevard | Orlando, Florida 32807
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lake Technical Center
2001 Kurt Street | Eustis, Florida 32726
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Orlando Tech
301 West Amelia Street | Orlando, Florida 32801
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Seminole State College of Florida
100 Weldon Boulevard | Sanford, Florida 32773
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Technical Education Center - Osceola
501 Simpson Road | Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Winter Park Tech
901 Webster Avenue | Winter Park, Florida 32789
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area

Eastern Florida State College - Cocoa
1519 Clearlake Road | Cocoa, Florida 32922
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay
250 Grassland Road | Palm Bay, Florida 32909
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Palm Beach

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
5154 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 201 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach
1743 North Congress Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - West Palm Beach
6058 Okeechobee Boulevard | West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth
4200 Congress Avenue | Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Pensacola

George Stone Technical Center
2400 Longleaf Drive | Pensacola, Florida 32526
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pensacola State College
1000 College Boulevard | Pensacola, Florida 32504
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Port St. Lucie

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue | Fort Pierce, Florida 34981
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Tallahassee

Lively Technical Center
500 North Appleyard Drive | Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive | Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Tampa Bay

Brewster Technical Center
2222 North Tampa Street | Tampa, Florida 33602
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Concorde Career Institute - Tampa
4202 West Spruce Street | Tampa, Florida 33607
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
D G Erwin Technical Center
2010 East Hillsborough Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33610
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Brandon
2662 South Falkenburg Road | Riverview, Florida 33569
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Clearwater
410 Park Place Boulevard | Clearwater, Florida 33759
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Marchman Technical Education Center
7825 Campus Drive | New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pasco-Hernando Community College
10230 Ridge Road | New Port Richey, Florida 34654
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pinellas Technical Education Center - St Petersburg
901 34th Street South | Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater
1218 Court Street, Suite C | Clearwater, Florida 33756
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
9309 North Florida Avenue, Suite 100 | Tampa, Florida 33612
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Other Florida cities

Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center
609 North Orange Street | Starke, Florida 32091
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Charlotte Technical Center
18150 Murdock Circle | Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle | Marianna, Florida 32446
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
CHOICE High School and Technical Center
1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard | Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Gateway College
149 SE College Place | Lake City, Florida 32025
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Keys Community College
5901 College Road | Key West, Florida 33040
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Fort Myers Institute of Technology - LaBelle
1092 East Cowboy Way | LaBelle, Florida 33935
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
North Florida Community College
325 NW Turner Davis Drive | Madison, Florida 32340
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Saint Johns River State College
5001 Saint Johns Avenue | Palatka, Florida 32177
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive | Avon Park, Florida 33825
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
415 SW Pinewood Drive | Live Oak, Florida 32064
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Taylor Technical Institute
3233 US Highway 19 South | Perry, Florida 32348
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Washington-Holmes Technical Center
757 Hoyt Street | Chipley, Florida 32428
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Withlacoochee Technical Institute
1201 West Main Street | Inverness, Florida 34450
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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