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nursing assistant


Helping people get well and stay healthy—it makes for a satisfying career! Students 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. Participants will gain substantial experience in giving bedside care to patients in local health care facilities while also learning theory in a relaxed classroom environment.

This is a one year program for seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for math, science and English.

Sample units of study include infection control, personal care and grooming, nutrition and diet therapy, taking vital signs, proper lifting and transporting, death and dying, pre-operative and post-operative care, circulatory and respiratory care, ethics and the law, hearing, speech and vision problems.

Career opportunities include certified nurse assistant, personal care attendant, rehabilitation aide, nursing home/adult home assistant and hospital nurse assistant.

We have articulation agreements with BOCES’ Adult LPN program, Jefferson Community College and SUNY Canton. Students will also have the opportunity to earn Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license at culmination of program.


Instructor at the Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center:

Wendy Dunn wdunn@boces.com

Instructor at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center:

Nichole Workman nworkman@boces.com

Health Occupations Coordinator:

Nichole Workman nworkman@boces.com

Handbook:

Bohlen Technical Center

Sackett Technical Center

Nursing Assistant Skills Packet