CNA Classes in Pembroke Pines, FL

Pembroke Pines is one of the principal cities of Southeast Florida. The area has a population of about 6 million. The healthcare industry is one of the area’s top employers at 18 percent but there are only 23,920 nursing assistants in the metropolitan area. This is equivalent to 9.5 per 1000 jobs.

CNAs may not seem in demand locally for now but the demand will grow in the near future. An estimated 14.8 percent of Pembroke Pines’ 168,587 population is over 65 years old. The median age is 39.5 and only a fourth of its population is under 18 years old.

The aging population is not the only reason for a rise in demand but also because of CNAs capability to work in different healthcare settings and perform basic to specialized nursing roles.

Abba Health Care Training

Abba is an institution that aims to provide health care training for underprivileged individuals, especially those who thought that they won’t be able to pursue higher education or a better career. ABBA also boasts of quality and empathetic teaching methods that help even those who had tried many times to become Certified Nursing Assistants and failed.

CNA is Abba’s flagship training course. The course is taught by well-trained instructors and at the individual student’s level and pace. The duration of the course is usually two weeks but fast learners can finish the course for only one week.

There are morning, evening and weekend class options. Morning classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Finally, weekend classes are held on Friday at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The entire training program costs $397 and includes a free review session a day before the state certification exam. Abba will also process and send the application for the state exam.   The institution has a 95 percent passing rate in the state CNA exam but if by chance their graduate fails, they can return to training at no additional cost. The $140 fee for the state exam is paid separately.

Contact Abba HealthCare Training by phone (954-418-2193) or email them (

Florida Career College Pembroke Pines Campus

The Florida Career College (FCC) offers career-focused technical programs geared towards entry-level jobs in the healthcare sector. Operating for over 30 years, FCC provides hands-on training that runs for less than a year.

FCC’s Pembroke Pines campus offers vocational and trade school programs in preparation for careers in business administration, information technology, health services, and much more. Their training programs have different career outcomes. The Patient Care Technician program has six possible career outcomes: Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant (CNA), and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).

The program trains students on hands-on patient care, the technologies used in the field, and medical terminology. There are also more in-depth and specialized topics including geriatric care, advanced home care with CPR, occupational therapy, electrocardiography and diagnostic imaging, respiratory therapy, and phlebotomy and hematology. An 80-hour externship is also part of the program. This externship will occur in a healthcare setting. Graduates will receive 32-semester credits for the course. This will be for 720 contact hours spread over 34 weeks.

Enrollment is ongoing for both day and evening classes. Prospective students just need to enroll before the first day of classes. General admission requirements are standard, including a proof of high school graduation (diploma or GED certificate).

The cost for the Patient Care Technician diploma course is $16,500. The tuition fee is $16,400 and there is a $100 fee for registration.

FCC runs a Career Service that helps graduates with resume development, interview skills, and matching with the right employer.

Contact the FCC Pembroke Pines campus by phone (754-888-5400) or visit their website above.

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