• 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: 
    Tonya Boliver

    Health Occupations Coordinator:
    Cynthia Lapp

    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 September 29, 2017