Nursing assistant
Quick look
Target Student: Grade 12
Course Length: 1 year
Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and
integrated academic credit for math, science, and English
Bohlen Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
Sackett Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
Employability Profile (Click Here) 

Nursing Assistant

Instructor at the Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center:
Wendy Dunn
Instructor at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center: 
Nichole Workman

Health Occupations Coordinator:
Donna Mastin

Nursing Assistant  (Bohlen and Sackett technical centers)

Helping people get well and stay healthy—it makes for a satisfying career! Students in BOCES’ one-year Nursing Assistant program are well on their way to working as a supportive caregiver in a health care setting or pursuing further education in nursing or other health-related disciplines. You’ll gain substantial experience in giving bedside care to patients in local health care facilities while also learning theory in a relaxed classroom environment.


Sample units of study

  • Infection control
  • Personal care and grooming
  • Nutrition and diet therapy
  • Taking vital signs
  • Proper lifting, moving, transporting
  • Death and dying
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Circulatory and respiratory care
  • Ethics and the law
  • Hearing, speech and vision problems 

Career opportunities

  • Certified nurse assistant
  • Personal care attendant
  • Rehabilitation aide
  • Nursing home/adult home assistant
  • Hospital nurse assistant

College/other partners

  • BOCES’ Adult LPN program
  • SUNY Canton
  • Opportunity to earn Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license at culmination of program


Nursing Assistant Handbook



Last Modified on January 3, 2017