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Atlantic Technical College

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Nursing Assistants is expected to grow about 13%* between 2015 and 2023.
  • Entry level wages are about $9/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
    * Bureau of Labor Statistics
    **The FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity

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Nursing Assistant (Articulated)

This program is offered at the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus,
which is located at 1701 NW 23rd Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Program Length:
165 hours/approx. 1 ½ months – full time

M – F      8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Course Content:
The Nursing Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a resident/client in a variety of health care settings, including but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The nursing assistant provides care under the direction of nursing or medical staff. This is an excellent course for students who have no previous medical experience and who wish to enter the healthcare field.

The program contains 90 hours of basic healthcare worker and 75 hours of Nurse Aide Orderly (Articulated) for a total of 165 hours.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
  • Documentation
  • Domestic Violence, HIPPA, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • EKG Modalities
  • Emergency Care
  • Employability Skills & Career Counseling
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Organizational Skills
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Wellness & Disease Concepts

Upon successful completion of Nursing Assistant Skills component, the student will be eligible to take the State Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Examination.


  • Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to Nursing Assistant, please e-mail the counselor at Dana.Allen@browardschools.com
  • Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation on the main campus.  At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.

Industry Certification Exam & State Credential:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit:
None at this time.

To get started in the Nursing Assistant Programsign up today for a program orientation!

Get Started on your Career Plan Today!

Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation

Step 2  Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria

  • See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
  • Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
  • Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.

Step 3  Meet with your counselor/advisor

  • Receive test results
  • Discuss technical or academic program placement
  • Special needs
  • Financial aid
  • Registration procedures

Step 4  Registration and Enrollment