Does anybody know of any CNA/PCT/PCA training programs in south Florida ?

  1. Hello I am looking for a CNA/PCT/PCA training program in south florida.
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  3. by   lorettap
    try nursing unlimited in North Miami
  4. by   dreambig44
    Has anyone heard about the 1 day prep class in Tampa? (To prepare for the CNA board) I am a little leary.....
  5. by   MSMIAMI
    Try www.IIHCP.com they are smaller institution.
  6. by   Miwila
    Miami-Dade has a CNA course that meets from I believe 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM once a week, either Thursday or Friday, (your choice) for 3 months. Cost is about $800.

    Miami Lakes Tech has a PCT course. I believe Lindsey Hopkins has one as well.

    Mcfatter and Sheridan have nursing assistant and Patient Care Tech courses. The courses are 5-7 months long. According to their current catalouge, Sheridan's Patient Care Tech course meets from 7:15 to 3:30 M-Th and there are online hours on Friday. I really wanted to enroll in that course myself because the curriculum sounds pretty thorough, but there is no way I could do that schedule. So I am currently looking at Mcfatter's nursing assistant course which is only four weeks long, meets 8-2 or 2:30 3 days a week, and has 2 days a week online. They list the price as being about $350 but I don't know if it costs more for books and whatever supplies. The problem is getting into those schools requires as much tests and documentation as it would take to get a security clearance to the White House. It's not like you can just sign up and start your CNA/PCT class tomorrow. But they are supposed to be very good schools.

    If you can find a reason too, you can go private. Florida Career College is pretty good for a private school, but their PCT program does not include EkG (?). I thought EKG training was standard for a PCT course. I think Concorde has a PCT program. But these private schools are so expensive and here in South Florida there are so many more affordable options.

    Last and least, there is Everest. They have a Patient Care Tech program. I have heard such frightening things about this school I would be afraid to invest my time and money there.
  7. by   RN2BKD
    Thank you
  8. by   lina.561
    Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth Location. Address:
    4200 Congress Ave.
    Lake Worth, FL 33461
    Phone Number: 561-868-3819

    I will be going there on October the 28th Wednesday @ 4pm
    for the information session about the 3 1/2 month program. Total course cost 696.00. Hope this helps.
  9. by   Miwila
    Has anyone heard of the Sunshine Training Center in North Miami Beach, or Allied Health Institute in Broward County?
  10. by   HolliMom2
    I have heard of Allied, but I don't know much about it. I have decided to take the CNA test as a "challenger." In the state of Fl, you don't need any number of training hours to take the test, so I have been studying on my own and working with a nurse to prep me for the practical. If anyone has any advice for me, I would appreciate it. I take practice test after practice test on the written portion and seem to pass them all. It is the practicle that I am concerned about.
  11. by   SouthernAsh
    Just curious. PCT, CNA's have to take boards?
  12. by   Miwila
    CNA's have to take tests to become certified.
  13. by   NHanCI
    Quote from Miwila
    Miami-Dade has a CNA course that meets from I believe 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM once a week, either Thursday or Friday, (your choice) for 3 months. Cost is about $800.

    Miami Lakes Tech has a PCT course. I believe Lindsey Hopkins has one as well.

    Mcfatter and Sheridan have nursing assistant and Patient Care Tech courses. The courses are 5-7 months long. According to their current catalouge, Sheridan's Patient Care Tech course meets from 7:15 to 3:30 M-Th and there are online hours on Friday. I really wanted to enroll in that course myself because the curriculum sounds pretty thorough, but there is no way I could do that schedule. So I am currently looking at Mcfatter's nursing assistant course which is only four weeks long, meets 8-2 or 2:30 3 days a week, and has 2 days a week online. They list the price as being about $350 but I don't know if it costs more for books and whatever supplies. The problem is getting into those schools requires as much tests and documentation as it would take to get a security clearance to the White House. It's not like you can just sign up and start your CNA/PCT class tomorrow. But they are supposed to be very good schools.

    If you can find a reason too, you can go private. Florida Career College is pretty good for a private school, but their PCT program does not include EkG (?). I thought EKG training was standard for a PCT course. I think Concorde has a PCT program. But these private schools are so expensive and here in South Florida there are so many more affordable options.

    Last and least, there is Everest. They have a Patient Care Tech program. I have heard such frightening things about this school I would be afraid to invest my time and money there.





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    You mention Miami-Dade has a CNA Program but I can't seem to find any info on it online. Can you please provide the website/phone number/address? Lolz. Either or will do.. I'am so ready to begin my career goals it's RIDICULOUS.. Any info will help!! Thanks!!
  14. by   Miwila
    Go to the Miami-dade college website - I believe tha's mdc.edu, look for continuing education, then look for something similiar to health careers or classes. A friend of mine was just looking day before yesterday. They have new CNA classes starting next month, three at their Medical Campus, and a fourth in Homestead. The Medical Campus classes run from September to December. You can pick one of three classes that meet once a week; Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. These are all day classes. I believe they meet from 8am to 4:30 or 5pm, and the cost of tuition is $700-$800. I don't know if that includes books and supplies.

    There are other CNA courses in Miami and south Broward that won't take four months to complete, but I don't know if the teaching in those places is quite up to par. I say that because I took a cheap HHA course years ago and didn't learn squat. Anyways - good luck.

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