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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 Technical College
360 Santa Barbara Boulevard North | Cape Coral, Florida 33993
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Fort Myers Technical College
3800 Michigan Avenue | Fort Myers, Florida 33916
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Horizon Healthcare Institute - Fort Myers
4048 Evans Avenue, Suite 301 | Fort Myers, Florida 33901
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

Daytona State College
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Flagler Technical Institute
One Corporate Drive, Suite 2-J | Palm Coast, Florida 32137
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Fort Lauderdale

Agape College of Sciences
450 Fairway Drive, Suite 107 | Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway | Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Brightmed Health Institute
5909 South University Drive | Davie, Florida 33328
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Lauderhill
4200 NW 16th Street, Suite 300 | Lauderhill, Florida 33313
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
McFatter Technical College
6500 Nova Drive | Davie, Florida 33317
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Sheridan Technical College
5400 Sheridan Street | Hollywood, Florida 33021
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Siena College of Health
7272 West Oakland Park Boulevard | Lauderhill, Florida 33313
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Gainesville

Express Training Services
3911 Newberry Road, Suite B | Gainesville, Florida 32607
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Santa Fe College
3000 NW 83rd Street | Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Lakeland / Winter Haven area

Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544 East | Winter Haven, Florida 33881
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Miami-Dade County

Active Health Institute
6520 West Flagler Street | Miami, Florida 33144
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Advance Science College
3750 West 12th Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Alexis Institute
4715 NW 157th Street | Miami Gardens, Florida 33014
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
American Medical Academy
12215 SW 112th Street | Miami, Florida 33186
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Antigua College International
7500 NW 25th Street, Suite 237 | Miami, Florida 33122
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Barry University
11300 NE Second Avenue | Miami Shores, Florida 33161
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP with Specialization in Anesthesiology
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nursing Executive Leadership
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Executive Leadership
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
CENSA International College - Miami
4481 NW 167th Street | Miami Gardens, Florida 33055
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Faith Medical Institute
2040 NE 163rd Street, Suite 101 | North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Florida Career College - Hialeah
3750 West 18th Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Florida International University
11200 SW Eighth Street | Miami, Florida 33199
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Combined MSN/DNP Program
  • DNP: Anesthesiology Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Foreign-Educated Physicians BSN/MSN
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Child Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthetist
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Medic-to-Nurse Veterans BSN
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Child Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Florida National University - Hialeah
4425 West Jose Regueiro Avenue | Hialeah, Florida 33012
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Florida National University - Miami
11865 SW 26th Street, Suite H-3 | Miami, Florida 33175
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Florida Vocational Institute
6840 SW 40th Street | Miami, Florida 33155
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Fortis College - Cutler Bay
19600 South Dixie Highway, Suite B | Cutler Bay, Florida 33157
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Future-Tech Institute
3446 SW Eighth Street, Suite 218 | Miami, Florida 33135
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Health Education Training School
812 NE 125th Street | Miami, Florida 33161
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hebron Technical Institute
18441 NW Second Avenue, Suite 300 | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Highfield Career Institute
5555 West Flagler Street | Coral Gables, Florida 33134
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hispaniola International University
8700 NW Fifth Avenue | Miami, Florida 33150
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Homestead Senior High School
2351 SE 12th Avenue | Homestead, Florida 33034
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ideal Professional Institute
20295 NW Second Avenue, Suite 210 | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
International Training Careers
7360 SW 24th Street, Suite 31 | Miami, Florida 33155
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - Miami
2101 NW 117th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33172
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Larkin School of Nursing
6140 SW 70th Street | South Miami, Florida 33143
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
750 NW 20th Street | Miami, Florida 33127
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mercy Hospital
3663 South Miami Avenue | Miami, Florida 33133
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Miami Dade College
950 NW 20th Street | Miami, Florida 33127
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Miami Edison High School
6161 NW Fifth Court | Miami, Florida 33127
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
2349 NW 175th Street | Miami Gardens, Florida 33055
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Miami Regional University
700 South Royal Poinciana Boulevard, Suite 100 | Miami Springs, Florida 33166
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nova Southeastern University - Miami
8585 SW 124th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33183
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
PiBerry Institute
30356 Old Dixie Highway | Homestead, Florida 33033
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
18180 SW 122nd Avenue | Miami, Florida 33177
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Sinai School of Nursing
540 NW 165th Street, Suite 302 | North Miami, Florida 33169
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Dade Technical College
28300 SW 152nd Avenue | Leisure City, Florida 33033
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
South Florida College of Nursing
7925 NW 12th Street, Suite 312 | Doral, Florida 33126
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
South Florida Medical College
1111 Park Centre Boulevard, Suite 102 | Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southeastern College - Miami Lakes Area
17395 NW 59th Avenue | Miami Lakes, Florida 33015
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Avenue | Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Universal Career School
10760 West Flagler Street, Suite 5 | Sweetwater, Florida 33174
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive | Coral Gables, Florida 33124
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
West Coast University - Miami
9250 NW 36th Street | Doral, Florida 33178
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
William H. Turner Technical Arts High School
10151 NW 19th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33147
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Naples / Marco Island area

Hodges University
2655 Northbrooke Drive | Naples, Florida 34120
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Immokalee Technical College
508 North Ninth Street | Immokalee, Florida 34142
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lorenzo Walker Technical College
3702 Estey Avenue | Naples, Florida 34104
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

Manatee Technical College
5520 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard | Bradenton, Florida 34211
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Suncoast Technical College
4748 Beneva Road | Sarasota, Florida 34233
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Ocala

Marion Technical College
1014 SW Seventh Road | Ocala, Florida 34471
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Orlando

Annshellay Health Spa and Fitness Institute
618 North Pine Hills Road | Orlando, Florida 32808
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology - Altamonte Springs
460 East Altamonte Drive, Third Floor | Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lake Technical College
2001 Kurt Street | Eustis, Florida 32726
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Orange Technical College
301 West Amelia Street | Orlando, Florida 32801
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southern Technical Institute
3940 North Dean Road | Orlando, Florida 32817
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
STEP Medical Teaching & Learning
6220 South Orange Blossom Trail | Orlando, Florida 32809
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Technical Education Center Osceola
501 Simpson Road | Kissimmee, Florida 34744
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area

Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Palm Bay
5275 NE Babcock Street, Suite 3 | Palm Bay, Florida 32905
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay
250 Community College Parkway | Palm Bay, Florida 32909
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Florida State College - Titusville
1311 North US Highway 1 | Titusville, Florida 32796
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Harris Casel Institute
5000 Stack Boulevard, Suite A-4 | Melbourne, Florida 32901
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Horizon Healthcare Institute - Melbourne
3716 North Wickham Road, Suite 2 | Melbourne, Florida 32935
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - Melbourne
900 South Babcock Street | Melbourne, Florida 32901
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Palm Beach

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
5154 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 201 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education
1776 Lake Worth Road, Suite 101 | Lake Worth, Florida 33460
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach
4645 Gun Club Road, Suite 11 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth
4200 Congress Avenue | Lake Worth, Florida 33461
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
SouthTech Academy
1300 SW 30th Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Pensacola

George Stone Technical Center
2400 Longleaf Drive | Pensacola, Florida 32526
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Locklin Tech
5330 Berryhill Road | Milton, Florida 32570
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pensacola State College
5555 West Highway 98 | Pensacola, Florida 32507
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Port St. Lucie

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue | Fort Pierce, Florida 34981
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Tallahassee

Gadsden Center for Health Education
201 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard | Quincy, Florida 32351
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tallahassee Community College
1528 Surgeons Drive | Tallahassee, Florida 32308
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Tampa Bay

ATA Career Education
7351 Spring Hill Drive, Suite 11 | Spring Hill, Florida 34606
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Erwin Technical College
2010 East Hillsborough Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33610
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Hillsborough Community College
1206 North Park Road | Plant City, Florida 33563
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Marchman Technical College
7825 Campus Drive | New Port Richey, Florida 34653
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road | New Port Richey, Florida 34654
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pinellas Technical College - St. Petersburg
901 34th Street South | Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater
1218 Court Street, Suite C | Clearwater, Florida 33756
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
9309 North Florida Avenue, Suite 100 | Tampa, Florida 33612
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Florida cities

Bradford-Union Technical Center
609 North Orange Street | Starke, Florida 32091
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Charlotte Technical College
18150 Murdock Circle | Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle | Marianna, Florida 32446
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
DeSoto County School of Practical Nursing
310 West Whidden Street | Arcadia, Florida 34266
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Emerald Coast Technical College
761 North 20th Street | DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Florida Gateway College
149 SE College Place | Lake City, Florida 32025
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Florida Keys Community College
5901 College Road | Key West, Florida 33040
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Florida Panhandle Technical College
757 Hoyt Street | Chipley, Florida 32428
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Gulf Coast State College - Gulf / Franklin
3800 Garrison Avenue | Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Gulf Coast State College - Panama City
5230 West US Highway 98 | Panama City, Florida 32401
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
RiverOak Technical College
415 SW Pinewood Drive | Live Oak, Florida 32064
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. Johns River State College
5001 St. Johns Avenue | Palatka, Florida 32177
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Taylor Technical Institute
3233 South Byron Butler Parkway | Perry, Florida 32348
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Technical Center for Career & Adult Education
1426 19th Street | Vero Beach, Florida 32960
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Withlacoochee Technical College
1201 West Main Street | Inverness, Florida 34450
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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