UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus / Nursing Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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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.

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Is there a difference between nursing assistant schools?

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Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer nursing assistant programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.1 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. 1. According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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What is a typical nursing assistant job description?

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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.

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

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