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Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants enjoy rewarding careers under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They are trained to identify and meet basic patient care needs for the safety, comfort and daily activities of patients―including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and transporting them.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates seek employment in a hospital, nursing home, physician's office, clinic, long-term care facility or private home.

Nursing Assistant program graduates may sit for the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) Exam.

Getting Started

The Nursing Assistant program is a selective admission program. Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Nursing Assistant Application Book.

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Summer Course Information

Summer Nursing Assistant course will require a Laptop with a camera, and a microphone.

Summer classes will be held on-line. Students must attend all class days remotely during the time frame for the class schedule.

Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Nursing Assistant Program

Students are accepted into the IRSC Nursing Assistant program each semester. View the Nursing Assistant course schedule.

Additional Program Information and Forms


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Nursing Assistant

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.   For course descriptions, see the College Catalog

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Career Training

Students enrolled in the Nursing Assistant Career Training programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in 165-hour modules.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

Wage and employment data for the example careers that follow is provided by Career Coach (powered by EMSI). EMSI uses data, reports and forecasts that are generated using government data sources and proprietary analytical processes. Educational requirements vary by career.
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