Nursing Assistant Programs | Clearwater

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Nursing Assistant Training in Clearwater

For you, just making someone smile can make your day. You jump at the chance to assist people who need a little extra care. You can also see yourself wearing scrubs. Can you say, “nursing assistant?”

As a UMA nursing assistant student in Clearwater, you’ll learn medical terms, CPR and first aid. You’ll also learn to assist patients with activities of daily living, take vital signs, document medical information and more. If training for this career in just two months sounds good to you, we’d like to talk!

Real-world experience through an externship.

Students enrolled in this program receive 45 hours of hands-on experience under the supervision of a professional in a medical office or clinic. This includes learning a variety of day-to-day tasks that may be common for this career field. Some externships have led to an employment opportunity for the participating student. All UMA externships are unpaid.

Helping you prepare for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensing exam.1 It is required that you be a CNA to be employed as a nursing assistant. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might need extra help.

Job outlook for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Graduates who pass their CNA exam may apply for positions including nursing attendant, nursing care attendant, nursing assistant and more. This variety of employment options provides a nursing assistant with many choices. Nursing assistant positions are projected to see a 17% job growth from 2014–2024.2

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  • Diploma - Nursing Assistant Courses

    How long is the diploma program?
    2 months (may vary according to individual student).

    Required Courses:
    Nursing Assistant 5 Credits
    Externship 1 Credits
    Program Total 6 Credits

Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Assistant and CNA

What does CNA stand for?

What does CNA stand for?

CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. Students in the UMA Nursing Assistant program get the training they need to pursue a career as a nursing assistant and are prepared to sit for the CNA exam.

What’s the difference between a nursing assistant and a CNA?

What’s the difference between a nursing assistant and a CNA?

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a nursing assistant who has passed the CNA exam and met the other qualification requirements such a background check.

Do I need to become a CNA to work as a nursing assistant?

Do I need to become a CNA to work as a nursing assistant?

Yes. Passing the CNA exam is required for employment as a nursing assistant.

Where can I find Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses and CNA training?

Where can I find Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses and CNA training?

The UMA Nursing Assistant program includes CNA exam preparation as part of the coursework. That means the courses you’ll take and the training you’ll get in this program will prepare you to sit for the CNA exam.

What is a typical nursing assistant job description?

What is a typical nursing assistant job description?

Nursing assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide basic assistance and healthcare for patients. It is common for nursing assistants to help patients bathe, dress, walk, eat meals and similar daily living activities. Other typical job skills include taking vital signs, life saving techniques, record medical information and more.

Does UMA offer any other programs that are similar to nursing assistant?

Does UMA offer any other programs that are similar to nursing assistant?

If you’re interested in patient interaction and helping to provide healthcare services, there are two other UMA programs you might consider: Patient Care Technician and Medical Assistant. Contact UMA today if you’d like help deciding which program may be the best fit for you.

Where can I find UMA nursing assistant training in the Tampa Bay area?

Where can I find UMA nursing assistant training in the Tampa Bay area?

UMA offers nursing assistant training at our campus in downtown Clearwater, located at 1255 Cleveland Street. Contact us now to schedule a tour.

Is there a difference between nursing assistant schools?

Is there a difference between nursing assistant schools?

Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer nursing assistant programs, UMA is pleased to offer a variety of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.3 UMA is a school that offers a nursing assistant training program which includes one-on-one tutoring, on-the-job training (unpaid), help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.

How much does a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) make?

How much does a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) make?

You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a Certified Nursing Assistant depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience and other related factors. If you’d like to learn more about the typical salary range for an entry-level position as a CNA, call us or fill out the form and click “request info.”

What’s the best school for your needs?

What’s the best school for your needs?

Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.

What should I look for in top schools for nursing assistant training?

What should I look for in top schools for nursing assistant training?

Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer nursing assistant programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer nursing assistant training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services℠ page.

Where can I find more info about being a nursing assistant?

Where can I find more info about being a nursing assistant?

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This program can be completed in as little as 2 months.

May vary according to individual student.

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More than 90% of employers of UMA graduates who responded to a survey said they would hire other UMA graduates.

Source: Averaged results from the Ultimate Medical Academy Ground “Employer Survey” 2015 (314 responses) and Ultimate Medical Academy Online “Employer Survey” 2015 (1,509 responses).
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—Christopher Y., UMA Student

1Graduates of UMA’s Nursing Assistant program must pass the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensing exam to become employed as a nursing assistant.  2http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm#tab-6  3According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

Let’s talk about it.

You probably have questions. We definitely have answers.

Complete this form and we’ll email you info on how to get started at UMA, financial aid, selecting the right program, and connecting with other students. We’ll also give you a call to ensure all your questions are answered so you can make the right choice.

By clicking the Request Info button, you agree to be contacted by phone, text message, or email via automated systems by Ultimate Medical Academy about your education at the phone numbers you provided above, including any wireless number(s). You are not obligated to agree to automated contact to enroll; instead, you may call us at 888-213-4473.