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Anyone who would like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), in New York State, must attend and graduate from a school that is licensed by both the NYS Education Department and the NYS Department of Health.
We run an excellent 125 hour (95 hours in the classroom and 30 hours externship) CNA program and have four different class schedules to accommodate our students. Our school has a solid track record which can be seen on the public records of the NYS Nurse Aide Registry website.
CNAs work in various healthcare facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities. CNAs have to perform various duties depending on the facility they work. Regardless of where you work, many of the responsibilities will be the same.
The main duty of the CNA is the daily management of their patients. CNAs take care of the routine needs of the patients and report about the health of patients to their supervising RN. Often, the CNA has more direct contact with the individual patients than doctors, specialists, or other nurses. This is due to the fact that the CNA is responsible for direct patient care and personal needs They include everyday personal activities of residents include bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, hydrating and eating, exercising, ambulating, brushing teeth and hair care. These activities also include making patients’ living conditions as safe and comfortable as possible by keeping the patients’ rooms neat and clean, making beds, adjusting lighting and room temperature, removing potential safety hazards or sources of personal injury.
Steps in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant:
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