• Nursing Assistant
  • practical nursing


NURSING ASSISTANT - Long Term Care 0206

Career Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants, nursing aides and orderlies in nursing homes. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the national nursing assistant examination being utilized in Florida in accordance with Chapter 400.211, F.S. and Part II Chapter 464, F.S.

This program consists of 120 contact hours and includes, but is not limited to, interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, employability skills, gerontology, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, health and safety, including American Health Association Life Support/Health Care Provider CPR.

Program Details

Start Date: July 2022
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Location: Orange Park campus
Classes will be held July 5 – 28, Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Clinicals will be 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at facilities within the tri-county area, days are yet to be determined.

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
(386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin


How to Apply

Apply to SJR State* and select the Nursing Assistant program
Application available May 1 – 31, 2022

Tuition and Fees: See Catalog

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
(386) 312-4176 or e-mail Lori Gaskin

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

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Lee Hall student spotlight


Lee is a nursing assistant student at SJR State. “This is my hometown; this is where my heart is! I want to make a difference in my community and show everybody that no matter where you're from or your culture, you can do anything you put your mind to!”