Certified Nursing Assistant

Program Overview

Miami Dade College provides a learning environment second to none, making it a fantastic place to begin your career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are health care professionals who provide intimate, hands-on care to patients in medical settings under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). CNAs check vital signs, assist patients with bathing, ambulating and other daily activities.

Nursing Assistants are in high demand to meet essential care needs of patients among various industries, including:

  • Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the elderly
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Individual and Family Services
  • OutpatientCare Centers
group of nursing students

Program Details

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program provides students with the basic nursing care skills (i.e., personal and restorative care) needed to prepare for the state exam and work with patients according to predefined guidelines.

This 120-hour program focuses on obtaining basic patient care skills, including vital signs, documentations, activities of daily living, body mechanics and basic medical terminology.

Students will have experience in the classroom with additional hours of hands-on experience performed in the campus's CNA lab and in a long-term facility or health care setting.


$ 1,479

Total Hours:

120 hrs

Scholarships may be available for those who qualify.

Student Requirements:
  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Students must submit their high school transcript to Miami Dade College's Transcript Department
  • Interested CNA students will need to pass a Level 2 Background and fingerprinting check
Additional Expenses:
  • Books/supplies
  • Scrubs
  • State testing fee
  • Certification exam

Program Locations

north campus

Medical Campus

P: 305-237-4177

950 NW 20th Street. Room 1142

Miami, FL 33127

north campus

North Campus

P: 305-237-1025

11380 NW 27th Avenue, Room 1125

Miami, FL 33167

homestead campus

Homestead Campus

P: 305-237-5159

500 College Terrace, Room B112

Homestead, FL 33030