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Working together, ICCE and United Way Suncoast have partnered to offer a clinical nursing assistant (CNA) training program with hope of filling many CNA positions within the Tampa Bay Area.

Course Details:  Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), also known as Certified Nurse’s Aides, work in a variety of healthcare settings providing basic healthcare services to patients at nursing homes/rehab facilities and hospitals.  This training program is conducted in the classroom, labs and online and includes 40 hours in the clinical setting.  Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to challenge the CNA state licensing exam or immediately work as a Home Health Aide.


Course Dates and Times: 11/18/21 to 1/27/22 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm

Location(s): Rithm at Uptown (University Mall (2200 E. Fowler Ave Suite 224) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. United Way, Sulphur Springs Resource Center (8412 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33604) on Wednesdays. 

Course Fee:  United Way Suncoast is providing FULL scholarships for this program, including student materials, (scrubs, textbooks, BP cuff, etc.), and access to career navigation services, assistance with job placement, soft skills training, financial coaching, and individual support services.  Students will be responsible for their Initial Background Check ($50) and Drug Screen ($35). This fee will be reimbursed by United Way Suncoast upon successful completion of the course.


Process to Apply:

  1. Watch the short CNA information video HERE.
  2. Register for one of the two required Zoom information sessions below. NOTE:  You are only registering for the info session, not the CNA course.  The course registration information will only be given to scholarship recipients.

    Info Session 1: October 5, 2021 from Noon to 1pm on Zoom

Info Session 2:  October 7, 2021 from 6pm to 7pm on Zoom

                  Next Steps:

  1. After registering and attending an information session, you will be provided a link to apply for a scholarship.  Submit the completed application, your resume and two references.  
  2. If selected, you will be contacted by United Way staff for a brief interview.
  3. Following the interview, if awarded a scholarship, you will be given instructions to complete your initial background check and drug screen.
  4. Once passed, students will receive instructions to register for the CNA course.

For questions, concerns or assistance, please call the United Way Sulphur Springs Resource Center (813) 936-3064 or send us an email or