Nursing Assistant

  • Program Description

    The Nursing Assistant program offers an introduction into the healthcare field with an emphasis on entry-level employment as a nursing assistant and/or advanced careers through continued education. In this program, students will be provided instruction through classroom theory, lab and clinical skills in preparation for the New York Sate Nurse Aid Certification exam. Nursing assistant skills will be demonstrated and practiced on manikins and peers in the nursing lab and at clinical rotations. Students will participate in supervised clinical rotations at local facilities by providing hands-on care to residents/patients. 

    Program Length

    Two years (may be eligible for certification after second year); (Students may enroll for one year for program experience)

    Industry Alignment

     New York State Education Health Core Curriculum; NYS Department of Health Nurse Assistant/Aide; American Red Cross - First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Adult, Child and Infant Standards; NYS Department of Health Infection Control

    Integrated Academic Coursework

    Career and Financial Management (1/2 credit per year)
    Science (1 credit per year)
    Health (1/2 credit per year)
    English (1/2 credit per year)

    4+1 Pathway Option

    New York State Nurse Aide Competency Exam

    College Credit Opportunities

    Dual Credit:Cayuga Community College: CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry (2nd year students); Articulation Agreements: Bryant and Stratton College

    Credential Opportunities

    New York State Department of Health -New York State Department of Health- Nurse Aid Certification; American Red Cross-First Aid, CPR and AED (Adult, Child and Infant Certifications); New York State Department of Health Infection Control Certification; Infection Control Certification; Infection Control Certification; Technical Endorsement on Graduation Diploma

    Industry Assessments

    New York State Nurse Aide Competency Exam

    Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided

    Scrubs; Shoes; American Red Cross – First Aid, CPR, AED (Adult, Child and Infant Certifi cations); New York State Nurse Aid Competency Exam; Infection Control Certification

     

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