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Nursing Assistant (Articulated)


To prepare and support students for career entry and advanced training in healthcare.


Training includes assisting patients with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene. Students are eligible to take the state nursing assistant (CNA) examination. This program is offered in traditional classroom instruction.

Training focuses on the 22 essential nursing skills with an emphasis on the nurse-patient relationship. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctors' offices and home health care settings.

In order to take the Nursing Assistant (Articulated) program and receive a certificate of completion, all of the courses must be taken.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 6 math, language and reading.

H170690 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 165 Hrs
HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90
HCP0121 B Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated) 75
* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science 1 and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start with OCP B, Nursing Aide and Orderly (Articulated).

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

At the end of the program, students take the following exam:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Florida Department of Health


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