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CNA Nursing Assistant Training

Make a difference caring for people by studying to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in this NYS-approved Nurse Assisting program at either the Nassau or Suffolk Campus of  ACCESS CAREERS. You’ll learn best practices for communicating effectively with those who are ill as well as how body organs function. Register now and be amazed at what you will learn with a stethoscope!

ACCESS CAREERS has an experienced faculty with diverse educational and clinical backgrounds. Students receive hands-on training in fully-equipped classrooms and laboratories at the Nassau County Campus in Hempstead, NY or Suffolk County Campus in Islandia NY of Access Careers. 

WHY CHOOSE ACCESS CAREERS NURSE ASSISTING PROGRAM?
  • Approved by the New York State Education Department
  • Successful graduates are eligible to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam which qualifies students for a listing in the NYS registry upon graduation as a CNS.
  • Experienced faculty with diverse educational and clinical backgrounds
  • Student assistance and counseling available at ACCESS CAREERS’ Career Center
  • Opportunities exist to pursue additional training to advance your career through ACCESS CAREERS Patient Care Technician PCT, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant and Medical Assisting programs.
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  • Graduates work in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and adult homes.

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Prepare for Nationally Recognized Certification

A position as a Certified Nurse Assistant opens the door to many other career opportunities in the expanding health care field. Graduates of ACCESS CAREERS’ Nurse Assisting program work in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and adult homes where they perform basic nursing functions and procedures relating to personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, vital signs and communication needs under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Upon successful completion of the ACCESS CAREERS program, which is approved by the New York State Department of Education, a student qualifies to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. In order to sit for this examination, candidates must present current government-issued photo ID with signature or current signature ID. Graduates who pass this exam are entitled to work in health care facilities as a CNA and are listed in the NYS registry.

Certified Nurse Assistants can advance their careers through ACCESS CAREERS Patient Care Technician PCT, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant and Medical Assisting programs. k ACCESS CAREERS offers job placement assistance to help find jobs.


What are the basic requirements to be a Nurse Assistant?

Nurse assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, may need to lift or move patients. Assisting patients requires patience and compassion.

Employment Outlook

Certified Nurse Assistants are employed in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and adult homes. To learn more about the nature of the work, training and other needed qualifications, employment levels, job outlook, potential earnings, related occupations and sources of additional information, here is what the U.S. Department of Labor reports for the job title Nurse Assistant. Learn more about the occupational outlook and what nurse assistants do.


ACCESS CAREERS Nurse Assisting program has been approved by:
New York State Education Department