SJR State registering for nursing assistant class

St. Johns River State College will hold registration September 1 through September 21 for its upcoming Palatka nursing assistant class. Those planning to attend the class must complete a background check, drug screening, recent physical with shot records (including influenza), and current TB test prior to the first day of class. A full refund for withdrawal from the course is available through October 8 only.

Classes for the Palatka campus nursing assistant program will begin on October 1 and will be held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through November 17, 2015. Clinicals will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 9-10, November 12, and November 16-17.

The program entails seven weeks of course work, lab hours and clinical work. Upon completion of the program, students who have a high school diploma or GED are eligible to apply for the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) examination.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, complete an application to SJR State and pay the application fee prior to registration. Applicants should also complete the residency affidavit and turn in acceptable forms of identification. For more information on this course and to schedule an appointment for registration, contact the SJR State nursing department at (386) 312-4176.