Certified Nurse Aide Test Prep Course (CNA-E3)
The Certified Nurse Aide Test Preparation Course is an 8-Day course
offered by the MWCC Allied Health Division intended to prepare you to
"Challenge" the State CNA-E3 exam. This course is not affiliated with
any certifying boards. Course instructors are Nurses approved by the Florida
Board of Nursing to teach a variety of Nursing Certification courses.
We teach the CNA-E3 challenge exam prep class to fully prepare you for both the
written and clinical skills necessary for the Florida State Certified Nurse
Aide (CNA-E3) exam. Upon completion of this course, you will receive documentation of
course completion for all of the CNA skills.
To become licensed as a CNA you will need to take and pass the Florida State
CNA-E3 exam written and clinical skills exam components. Once you have passed the
written and skills parts of the State Exam, the Florida Board of Nursing will
send you a license and you will be registered in the CNA registry.
This fast-paced course provides students an opportunity to review essential
materials, practice necessary patient care skills and complete practice written
exams. Once you have completed this course you will have the option to challenge the
State Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
The Process of Becoming a CNA:
To become a CNA you must:
- Have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be allowed to work in the United States.
- Complete and Pass a Level 2 Background Check.
- Register for a Meridian West Central College Allied Health CNA-E3 Prep course – Online or In-Person.
- Attend and participate in your prep course/practical skills.
- Register for your State CNA-E3 Exam:
- *Prometric is the State of Florida Testing Proctor that runs the CNA-E3 exams.
- *We will assist you with the Prometric Registration process when you are ready to take the exam.
- Take and Pass the State Exam – Both Written and Skills portions.
CNA-E3 Course Topics Reviewed Include:
- Patient/Resident Rights.
- The Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Care Team.
- Legal Issues for Nursing Staff about the CNA.
- Medical Terminology.
- Infection Control.
- Medical Unit Environment- Safety and Proper Body Mechanics.
- Emergencies/Basic Life Support (CPR).
- Communication Skills.
- Documentation Skills.
- Patient Care: Vital Signs, bathing, dressing, moving patients, feeding, oral care, grooming skills.
- Patient Room Upkeep.
Course Materials Included:
- Student Manual
- Skills Book
- Class time & practice time.
- Access to CNA Online Modules.
- Open Labs
- Lab practice during sessions.
- Program scrubs (Grey top/Maroon pants, black comfortable close-toed shoes) are required to be worn during skills labs.
- Scrubs are also a must on your State Exam day.
Is the CNA course Board Certified?
The exam preparation course is not affiliated with any certifying boards.
Are there any requirements for work outside of the classroom?
- No. All lectures and skills will be performed during the designated days and times of the course.
- The course meets in-person Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00-12:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Friday 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at the college campus skills center.
- * The State of Florida requires a background screening (Level 2 Clearance) prior to taking the exam.
- *Prometric will provide a testing date after your level 2 background screen has been received and approved.*
- Following the above steps will expedite your State Exam date and get you out there working faster!!
- Note: If an applicant fails to pass the Nurse Aide competency examination
in three attempts, the applicant is not eligible for re-examination unless the
applicant completes an approved training program.
- Contact us for a class Session schedule!
- For more information use our Request Information page.
- This is only a preparatory course to challenge the Florida CNA Exam.
Tuition Fee (Online or In-Person):
- $710.00 CNA-E3 Prep Class with Chromebook Laptop.
- $750.00 CNA-E3 Prep Class with Chromebook Laptop and BLS Certification (BLS Training conducted on separate date).
Payments must be made in 2 installments:
- First payment is due during course registration
- Balance is due on the first day of class. NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Tuitiona Fee Does Not Include:
- Prometric Enrollment Fee for the State CNA-E3 Exam ($155.00).
- Level II Background Check Fee ($80 - $100).
CNA-E3 Course Refund Policy:
- Withdrawal prior to start of classes: 80% refund. A 20% processing fee is charged.
- Withdrawal after start of classes: 0% refund.
Taking the CNA-E3 Exam:
- MWCC will assist you with the process of signing up for the Prometric CNA-E3 Exam.
- You will need a method of online payment for the online exam registration.
- Students must sign up through Prometric Testing Centers and pay them directly before, during or after the prep course.
- Prometric Centers are located nearby, and you will go to their facility to take the exam.
For more information, please refer to the Prometric Florida Nurse Aide Exam website.
The CNA-E3 Test Prep Course Opens Doors to:
- Career And Educational Opportunities:
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
- Registered Nurse (RN).
- Vocational – PN.
- Associate / Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Master’s Degree.
CNA Employment Outlook:
Overall employment of nurse aides and orderlies is projected to grow 4 percent
from 2022 to 2032, about as fast as the average for all occupations. According
to the U.S. Department of Labor, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is
expected to increase. About 209,400 openings for nurse aides and orderlies are
projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are
expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different
occupations or exit the labor force, such as retirement.
CNA’s are employed in hospitals, medical offices, private health care
facilities, Alzheimer and mental health facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation,
and independent living centers, assisted living facilities dialysis centers, clinics,
home care agencies, private duty, schools, or detention and prison facilities.
In order to qualify for licensure, CNAs must also pass a background screening
(in accordance with Sections 435.04, 435.07, and 408.809, FS) for employment with
an Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) regulated facility
(or qualify for an Exemption from Disqualification).
For Felony Disqualifying Offenses (regardless of adjudication), you would not be
eligible for an Exemption until 3 years have passed since the completion of any
non-monetary obligations (confinement, probation, community service, etc.). All
fines, fees, restitution, etc. must also be paid in full.
Applicants with prior criminal convictions may be required to submit
the following documentation to the Board:
Final Dispositions/Arrest Records – Final disposition records for offenses can be
obtained at the clerk of the court in the arresting jurisdiction. If the records
are not available, you must have a letter on court letterhead sent from the Clerk
of the Court attesting to their unavailability. Arrest records would be obtained
by the arresting agency (Sherriff’s Office, Police Department, etc.)
Completion of Probation/Parole/Sanctions – Probation and financial sanction records
for offenses can be obtained at the clerk of the court in the arresting jurisdiction.
Parole records for offenses can be obtained from the Department of Corrections or at
the clerk of the court in the arresting jurisdiction. If the records are not available,
you must have a letter on court letterhead sent from the clerk of the court attesting
to their unavailability.
Self-Explanation – Applicants who have listed offenses on the application must submit
a letter in your own words describing the circumstances of the offense.
Letters of Recommendation – Applicants who have listed offenses on the application
must submit 3-5 professional letters of recommendation from people you have worked for or with.
The CNA-E3 Test Prep course is a continuing education course only. Therefore, by law,
we are unable to issue you a diploma. You will receive documentation of attendance
for completion of the CNA-E3 Test Prep course.
This course is not licensed by the Commission of Independent Education.
The 2012 Florida Statutes, Title XLVIII, K-20 EDUCATION CODE
NONPUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
1005.02 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
(9) “Examination preparation course” means a course or program that does not
offer to confer a diploma, that is offered by a person or entity that discloses
in all advertising that the course or program is for test preparation, and that
does not include any expression or implication in writing or orally regarding
salaries, job placement, or career advancement. (Posted in accordance with Florida law.)