Orlando >Vocational Schools > Florida Health Care Academy
5804 Lake Underhill Rd Ste B, Orlando, FL | Directions 3280728.539024 -81.308881
Neighborhoods: Engelwood Park, Southeast
I attended Florida Healthcare Academy, and I enjoyed it very much!! The staff mostly speak Spanish as their first language, but their English is very good..I don't speak any Spanish, and had no problem whatsoever. I also had the teacher that the earlier poster mentioned, who is a doctor is his native country..he was an awesome teacher, and I think we learned a lot more than most CNA classes learn because of him. He is VERY smart, and very laid back and fun. I took both the CNA and the HHA classes, and had no problem passing any tests, and passed my certification for licensing the first time on both written and skills. I am not buying the argument that the nurses who conduct the skills test "favor" anyone...they are all very stern and none too friendly to anyone, but keep in mind they are the same ones who do the testing at facilities all over Central Florida, so I really don't believe that they have any favorites here..to the girl who said they favored Latinas, I am NOT a Latina, and I passed the first time. Anyway, I would recommend the school if you want to learn a lot and can overlook the somewhat decrepit equipment..yes, it;s old and some is broken, but in reality, if you can't improvise and go with the flow, you are going to have a real hard time on the job....Anyway, I got a job right away with an agency, and also am on a nursing registry and am offered jobs constantly. I have clients who request me, so they must have taught me well at Florida Healthcare Academy, because i've only been a CNA since September, and they keep trying to send me to work with complicated medical cases due to my "experience"....!!
Florida Health Care Academy in Orlando – As of: 04/04/2011 (night times are also available)
This is a 6 week course. 9:30am to 1pm Mon-Thu with alternating Fridays. Approx 94.5 hours. cost: 750 dollars.
includes CPR/First Aid training and license. (1 day course)
Most of the staff have a strong south American accent. But clear enough to understand. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage. To me it was an advantage. Because the instructor has that accent, he tends to explain things 2 or 3 times.. which is very useful. if not boring, lol
Instructor is a license doctor in his native country.. not license here in the USA. a doctor non-the-less. Very friendly and very useful.
He do tend to let the students start conversations that have nothing to do with the course at times. At the end of the day I wind up learning something. The course is on a 2week cycle for 6 weeks./ meaning every 2 weeks: new book, new students, new line of study. So if I started today, there will be students there who started 2 weeks or 4 weeks ago., What they studied first.. ill be studying last. etc.
You can stay and attend class as long as you want.. so since its 6 weeks.. of you come back after 6 weeks, you will be at the point and study book you started with.
a test 2 and 1 essay every 2 weeks is required.
As far as the clinical part: they equipment that work have of the time. ex: the electric bed. we have to "pretend" to raise it or lower it. It works for the sit down position though. lol anyway.. i wouldn't want to "really "raise the bed up and down anyway.. so. as long as we go through the routine.. i learn it.
The 750 dont cover the f.b.i. finger printing (15 dollars) not do it cover the state board test ( 180ish dollars)
Im not trying to sell this place by no means.. There are shorter terms (Lake Mary 1 week course) and there are longer course.. this one seemed to be in the middle.
If you want to know anything else about the course (CNA) email me at ievillemon@yahoo. com
I hope i was helpful. God Speed.
Bad school and fraud!!!! shame on this people!!!!! – Im with this opinion, I study CNA, Phlebotomy and health programs, the person bring the cna test was from England and every person with that f** accent she ask did you are from England? and that person pass the test even if he or she comited bad answers in the skill test, I took 2 time that test and the second time I say no no with you meam, and after that the school persons say aweeee! for what ? and I no responce but they are so antiethics, and irresponsable school, all equipments so bad and broked, and they bring priority to latin people than the others.
waste of money and time – After course completion, was sent to a lab for practice for half a day. The experience at the lab was very uncomfortable they treated me like they were bother by me asking any questions. tried to find job no one hires with half a day practice at least you need six months experience. they will not help you find a job. Go to another school where they have more in hand training. Know of alot of people in same situation after finish program can't get a job . also the equipment at the school is outdated and broken.
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