Nursing Assistant Scholarship Program

The City of North Miami Beach, in partnership with Dade Institute of Technology & Health (DIOT), has established the Nursing Assistant Scholarship Program to provide workforce opportunities in high-demand industry. Participants will receive a scholarship to enroll in this six-week training program and upon successful completion, will be eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Job placement assistance will also be provided by the training institute.

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists patients with activities of daily living. Some CNA job duties include:

  • Checking and recording vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature
  • Assisting with medical procedures
  • Assisting patient with eating, grooming, bathing
  • Preparing and cleaning patient rooms
  • Wound care

The program provides hands-on training to take students from the classroom to employment. CNAs secure employment at hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, federal agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services, independent travel contractors, and more.  To prepare for the certification exam and employment, students will take the following courses:

Course NumberCourse Title
Theory HoursLab Hours
Clinical Hours
HCW 101Medical Terminology1000
HCW 110Basic Healthcare Worker I3000
HCW 120Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience I01520
HCW 210Basic Healthcare Worker II1000
HCW 220Basic Nursing Laboratory Skills and Clinical Experience II01520
Total Contact Hours

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Classes are held Mondays – Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at DIOT’s training center located at 1140 NE 163 Street, Suite 22, North Miami Beach, Florida 33162. Clinical hours will be completed in a healthcare facility to be confirmed by the DIOT.


If you would like to participate in this program, please thoroughly read the instructions below.

Application Process


STEP ONE: Interested NMB residents must first submit a completed Residency Verification Form below. Once residency has been verified, individuals will receive a response within 3 business days with further instructions to continue the application process.


STEP TWO: Once STEP ONE is completed and residency has been verified, individuals will receive a response within 3 business days with further instructions. If approved to continue with the application process, individuals must provide/complete the following requirements as established by the training school:

  • Government-issued identification
  • DIOT’s Application and Enrollment Agreement
  • GED or high school diploma
  • Transcripts of previous education
  • Level 2 state and federal criminal background check
  • Passing score of at least 70 on an in-house entrance exam administered by DIOT to ensure the student can read and write in English.
  • Proof of routine immunizations with current titers and vaccination including measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and hepatitis B


Space is limited and submissions will be reviewed on a first-come basis. Any submissions missing documentation for STEP ONE or STEP TWO will be notified to address any issues. Note that spaces will not be reserved while any application issues are being addressed by the applicant. For any additional information, please email or call 305-354-4120.