The Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School is a two-year, for-profit school dedicated to providing quality career education and developing the necessary skills to succeed in popular career fields within the framework of Allied Health.
Founded in 1986, Coral Ridge is geared towards students who enjoy the faced-paced nature of health and medical career fields. The college advertises that 95% of its students that complete one of its several career programs pass Florida State Examinations of the first try.
Training programs are taught by certified industry experienced instructors and licensed medical professionals. Students are given plenty of hands-on laboratory time and practice, as well as real world experience through a variety of Externship opportunities. Students are highly prepared through both their general coursework and curriculums and in-depth review sessions. Post graduation, students also receive assistance from the Next Steps job assistance program. .
Students may choose from 10 separate, certificate awarding, career programs, including child care assistant, health unit coordinator, home health aide, insurance coding and billing specialist, patient care assistant, patient care technician, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, psychiatric technician, and of course nurses assistant.
The nurses assistant program qualifies and prepares students to give basic nursing care while under supervision of a nurse, and prepares graduates for career placement in nursing and retirement homes. The program lasts 200 hours or 8 to 10 weeks. Students will go over important information like legal and ethical responsibility, anatomy and physiology, patient care, nursing procedures, medical terminology and more. All nurses assistant students must complete lab and externship hours before a certification of successful program completion can be awarded.
Accreditation is granted by the State Board of Non-Public Career Education and the Accrediting Commission of the council on Occupational Education
All students are able to take advantage of the Next Steps job assistance program. The Next Steps program provides students with a job search orientation for preparation to enter the job market, resume assistance, training and support, and interview assistance such as role-playing, strategy and development. Students can receive training on how to perform a successful job search, learn about new tactics, form helpful job leads and receive referrals all through the Coral Ridge Next Steps program. Students have the opportunity to participate in Semi-Annual Medical and Healthcare Job Fairs and continue accessing all such benefits as alumni well after graduation.
Admissions are open. There is a onetime, non-refundable application fee.
Students are eligible to receive financial aid such as Federal aid like Pell Grants, and student loans, as recognized by the United States Department of Education. Other sources of aid are available as well, such as scholarships, grants, or loans at the state, public and private levels. Students may receive financial aid information and assistance by contacting the Coral Ridge Training School directly. Around 40% of applicants qualify for student loans.
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With a relatively small enrollment, traditionally well under 100, students can expect to receive plenty of individual attention. Student retention at Coral Ridge is well above the Florida state average.
There is no on-campus housing. Students who need assistance looking for either shared or single housing options around the Fort Lauderdale campus should directly contact the school for local real estate contact information.
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