CNA Training in Florence, SC

Those who want to become a CNA in Florence, South Carolina can find the training that is open for enrollment as of this moment listed on this page. The programs found here have all been approved by the South Carolina Department of Health and Services. Contact the facility directly with the phone number listed below for details such as class schedules, cost of training, and certification requirements.

Absolute Medical Training
P.O. Box 12919 1222 South Irby Street
Florence, SC  29504
843-667-5100

Florence Career Center
126 East Howe Springs Rd.
Florence, SC  29505
843-664-8465

Florence-Darlington Technical College—Main
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC  29501
843-661-8120

Mejias Medical Training Center
1518 Meadors Farm Road
Florence, SC  29505
843-665-2954

New Generations Job Training Center
2724 West Palmetto Street, Suite 5
Florence, SC  29501
843-629-0103

Professional Medical Training Center
2204-F Second Loop Road
Florence, SC  29501
843-678-9135

If you love to take care of people and want to pursue a career in health care, then you should start to consider becoming a nursing assistant. If you have no background training whatsoever in health, then your only option to become a CNA is to pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam.

vocational-school-courseThis exam is only available to those who received the proper training. You may apply for the exam if you:
•     Completed a South Carolina DHHS-approved nursing assistant program
•    Completed a CNA program from another state
•    Had enrolled in or completed a nursing education or practical nursing program
•    Were trained as a medic or a corpsman in the military

To make sure that you are eligible to apply for the exams, you must contact the Department of Health and Human Services at (803) 898-2587.

When you apply, you will need to fill out and complete the application packet. You may get the forms from your instructor or download it from www.pearsonvue.com or www.dhhs.state.sc.us.  Along with the forms, you will also need to submit proof of your training such as a copy of your diploma, transcript of records, or certification of completion of training. As for the payment for the exam fees, these should be in the form of a company check, certified check, money order, or Pearson VUE vouchers and made payable to NACES. If you require any special considerations or want to take the oral exam, please send your request along with the other documents to:

NACES Plus Foundation Inc.
8501 North Mopac Expressway, Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78759

Once NACES receives all the documents, they will send your Authorization to Test Notice. This Notice will contain important information regarding your exam and exam date. Please remember to arrive at least 30 minutes before the actual scheduled time to avoid being late. If you need to reschedule or cancel, please notify NACES at least 5 business days before your exam date to avoid penalties.

The NNAAP exam consists of a knowledge and skills tests. If you pass both of them within 3 attempts and within 2 years after completing your training, you will officially become a certified nursing assistant. These certifications in South Carolina are only valid for 24 months and must be renewed before they expire.

This city is the county seat of Florence County. It has a total area of about 17.7 sq miles, and is the largest city in the entire county. It is also a part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the census of 2010, their total population at that time was around 37,056 residents. It has a population density of 2,090.9/sq mile.

Major hospitals serving the city include McLeod Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Hospital System, and Regency Hospital. Other health care centers are serving the city include Kj Pharmacy, Corporate Medical Services, Aspen Dental, Christian Counselling Service, Nightingale’s Nursing & Attendants, Carolinas Centers For Sight PC, Doctor’s Care, and many more. photo attribution: create-learning