Nursing Assistant

  • Program Description

    Student Nursing Assistants perform a variety of independent, hands-on tasks, including but not limited to, helping residents eat, dress and bathe. Supervised clinical experiences at long-term care facilities help students gain first-hand knowledge about nursing assistant careers and other healthcare professions. This course will provide students with the classroom theory and lab skills to sit for the New York State Nurse Aide Certification exam. The Nursing Assistant program serves as an excellent stepping stone into other health-related training programs such as: Medical Assisting, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Dental Assistant/Hygienist, EMT/paramedic.

    Program Length

    2 years

    Industry Alignment

    New York State Certified Nurse Aide; New York State Education Health Core Curriculum; American Red Cross - First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Adult, Child and Infant Standards

    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)

    Articulation Agreements

    Excelsior College; Bryant & Stratton College; Cayuga Community College Advantage; Chem 101 - General Chemistry (Seniors)

    Credential Opportunities

    New York State Department of Health - Residential Health Care Facility Nurse Aide Certification; CPR; Technical Endorsement on Graduation Diploma; NYS Infection Control Certification; Serv-Safe Certification

    Industry Assessments

    New York State Nurse Aide Competency Exam

    Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided

    Uniforms; Shoes; American Red Cross – First Aid, CPR, AED (Adult, Child and Infant Certifi cations); New York State Department of Health – Residential Health Care Facility Nurse Aide Certification