•   Nursing Assistant
    Adult Program

     Become a

    Enter a profession that is rooted to the Hippocratic Oath for doctors and the Florence Nightingale Pledge for nursing.  Engage in the sacred union between caregiver and patient.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2014 analysis), the national median wage is $12.62 per hour with annual income of $26,250.

    New York State is considered one of the states with high employment rates, high concentration of jobs and high wages for nursing assistants.  Skilled, high-end nursing assistants in NYS can earn in excess of $35,000 annually.  The industry includes nursing care facilities, general medical and surgical hospitals, long-term care and assisted living communities, and much more.

    The Nursing Assistant course reduces the time commitment and financial obligations of a college program.  Our 6-week course results in NYS certification that is transferable to most states and offers access to financial assistance.

    This 216-hour CNA course is designed to prepare individuals for employment in hospitals and nursing homes.  Classroom work will take place at the Bohlen Technical Center followed by clinical experience in local nursing homes.

    Students will be required to have an appropriate uniform and shoes for the clinical experience.  A physical exam is required and must be completed before the course begins. 

    The cost for a certification exam and textbook are included in the tuition.  Students must purchase their own uniform, white sneakers/shoes, and watch with a second hand.
    This program is approved by the NYS Bureau of Veterans Education
    Sponsorship may be available to qualifying individuals.
    Specific entrance criteria apply; seating is limited.  Call for details.
    Prerequisite: TABE Test is required ($20.00 non-refundable test fee)
    Potential students must receive a minimum grade equivalent of 9.0 or above in both Math and Reading to be accepted in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.
    We can only accept CASH or Check as payment for the TABE Test
     TABE Test enrollment is limited.  REGISTER EARLY
     Start Date
    TBD (Theory)
    TBD (Clinical)
     End Date
     LocationBohlen Technical Center
    TBD (Theory)
    Saturdays (Clinical)
    4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Theory)
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Clinical)
     Course Length
     14 wks. / 216 hrs.
     Tuition $2,286
     Instructor TBD
    NOTE:  Students must main a 96% attendance rate.  Students who miss more than 8 hours will be terminated from the program.