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Nursing Assistant

  • Program Description

    Nursing Assistants perform a variety of tasks including patient observation and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. Nursing Assistants have frequent contact with residents. Therefore, individuals considering this profession should possess good communication skills. This course will provide students with the classroom theory and lab skills to obtain the New York State Nurse Aide Certification. Supervised clinical experiences at area nursing homes and long-term care facilities help students gain first-hand knowledge about this profession. This course serves as an excellent stepping stone into other health-related training programs.

    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 Defi brillator (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: Biol 209 - Basic Nutrition (Juniors) and Chem 101 - General Chemistry (Seniors)

    Credential Opportunities

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

    Industry Assessments

    National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) – Nursing Assistant; 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 Certifi cation; NOCTI – Nursing Assistant Exam


    McShane, Emeline; Warren, Julie; Barbera, Lisa

Nursing Assistant