Like many certified nursing assistants, you too are planning on getting your certified nursing assistant certificate from Florida. But, unfortunately you don’t where to apply or how to get your certified nursing assistant license.
Given below is an important update that would first want to read and understand. According to the Senate Bill which was passed in the year 1992 the then Governor Scott vetoed the Bill regarding background screening. In case you are not aware the bill was proposed to change background screening requirements for certified nursing assistants.
The given bill would allow candidates who have successfully passed a Level II background screening according to Florida statutes exempted from successfully passing an additional background screening. The candidate will have to apply within 90 days of submitting a complete application.
The following questions are quite common for any new comer in the nursing aide field in Florida.
Given below are few common questions on CNA license in Florida along with the answers to help you out.
If you are Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), can you work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) capacity without the CNA certificate?
The answer to the above question is quite an obvious no. If you want to work in Florida as a certified nursing assistant, then you will have to complete your certification and posses a valid certificate.
Who supplies your in-services documentation?
In services documentation is a very important referral when you apply for a CNA job. It is entirely your responsibility to make sure that you have your documentation of all in services received.
What all includes your mandatory in-service hours?
Your in-service hours for every two years would include training in infection control, domestic violence, resident rights, CPR skills and medical error prevention techniques. You might be also required to perform other in services training tasks that will assigned by your employer.
Though the Department of Health Services is mainly in charge for providing the certificate for CNA, few organizations can be contacted to find more information on how to get your CNA license in Florida. Their names and contact address have been given as follows.
Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:
Florida Association of Homes for the Aging
1812 Riggins Rd. | Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 671-3700
Department of Health Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C13
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
Fax Number: (850) 245-4172
Florida Professional Association of Care Givers, Inc:
1920 Verano Drive Suite #205 | Haines City, Florida 33844-8585
A certified nursing assistant also needs to be mentally and physically strong to attend to there duties. Make sure you are in the right frame of mind before joining the training program and getting your certification.