This program is designed for individuals who are interested in obtaining employment as a nurse aide. A combination of classroom and clinical experiences are offered, which will prepare individuals to become a Nurse Aide and able to take the New York State Department of Health certification examination. Students learn skills in a modern skills laboratory and practice skills using each other and manikins prior to attending clinical. Students are assigned to care for one or more residents in a facility and provide all of the care that client needs.
*Disclaimer: A criminal background may affect ability to be employed as a Certified Nurse Aide.
- The Life Cycle
- Care of the Elderly
- Post-Operative Care
- Body Structure/Function
- Mental Health Care
- Personal Care, Nutrition, and Diet
- Infection Control
- Lifting, Moving, and Transporting Patients
- Circulatory and Respiratory Care
The course includes:
Please call (315) 253-4899 to sign up for the required orientation before the class start date.
- 150 hours of instruction
- 52.5 hours of clinical experience
- 97.5 hours of classroom and laboratory experience
TuitionTuition is $1,450
- Uniform (top, pants, patch, name badge)
- Certification examination fee
- Physical (if needed)
- Tubercolosis test
- Blood work (required)
The Center for Learning
12 Allen Street
Auburn, NY 13021
- Passing grade is 75% for all units.
- Student must demonstrate the ability to provide patient care safely at clinical sites.
- Finger Lakes Center for Living
- The Commons on St. Anthony
FAQsWhat does a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) do?
The nurse aide provides a great amount of physical care to clients including:
- Assisting with mobility
The characteristics a nurse aide should posses are:
- Physically and mentally well
- Good listener
- Good observation skills
A CNA can work in:
- Nursing homes
- Residential care facilities
- Home care agency
- Doctors' office
The following requirements are needed before clinical and are included in tuition:
- Rubella and Rubeola Titers (blood work)
- Tuberculosis skin test
- Physical exam
- Must be free of physical restrictions
- Must be physically and mentally able to handle the stressors of the job
Certification is required for any person employed in a Nursing home as a CNA. Requirements include:
- Satisfactory completion of an approved program for CNA
- Successful Completion of the Certification examination
- Cost of exam is included in the tuition for this program
- Computer-based multiple choice test is given to a group of students by an outside evaluator
- Clinical skills portion is taken in the campus lab with an outside evaluator
- Each tester is given 5 skills to complete with the evaluator observing.
- The evaluator is NOT an employee of the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
All nursing homes are required to do a criminal background check for direct care employees. Once hired the nursing home/home care agency will run a background check. The operator must review it to determine the applicant’s suitability for employment. If the check reveals a conviction for any of the following offenses, then the operator is PROHIBITED from hiring or utilizing the individual in a direct care or patient supervision capacity.
- ANY Class A felony, no time limitation
- ANY Class B or C with the last 10 years
- The 10 years starts at the time of conviction
- ANY Class D or E Felony listed in Article 120, Assault, 130 Sexual offense, 155
- Larceny, 1260 Robbery for 10 years
- ANY crime defined in Section 260.32 or 260.43 of the Penal Law (endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person) occurring with the 10 years preceding the CHRC report
- ANY comparable offense in any other jurisdiction