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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 nurse’s assistant.

The nurse’s 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 nurse’s 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

Unique Programs

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.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 4 15.38
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 7.69
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 691 0.41
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 12 0.01
Forcible Rape 91 0.05
Robbery 771 0.46
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,102 1.85
Larceny 6,489 3.87
Vehicle theft 601 0.36

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population65,469 (65,469 urban / N/A rural)
Households21,624 (2.98 people per house)
Median Household Income$25,557
Families14,943 (3.55 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityNot currently participating in Title IV, has an OPE ID number
Highest offeringAt least 1, but less than 2 academic yrs
Calendar SystemDiffers by program
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1220

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Most Popular Programs

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 3
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits N/A

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
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