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Certified Nurse Assistant   

Join one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare industry! This New York State approved course includes clinical and classroom instruction in patient care, and will prepare you for Nurse Assistant certification.

Course Content

Students will learn:

  • Patient care (clinical and classroom)  
  • Patient safety
  • Infection control procedures
  • Moving, feeding and caring for patients
  • Nutrition and diet therapy
  • Assisting with admissions and exams
  • Communication with the patient
  • Patient self care
  • Pre and postoperative care
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Circulation and respiratory care
  • Elimination procedures
  • Human sexuality
  • Job seeking and retention skills


Nurse Assistants must be:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • A high school graduate, working on a G.E.D., or reading at a 9th grade level.
  • In good health. MMR and PPD immunization records must be up to date.  
  • Dependable, patient, tactful, and have a desire to help people.
  • Able to communicate well and have positive relationships with patients.


Tuition and fees are $2,000. This includes course textbook, all written materials, one set of scrubs, name tag and state exam fee.

Funding Resources

You may be eligible to receive funding for these programs. Learn about the variety of ways you can finance your education.

Note: need to recertify? Contact New York State at 1.800.321.6443 to find out if you need to take the exam, a recertification class or the full Nurse Assistant course.


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Certified Nurse's Assistant
Item: 2021HCCNA0713
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM FLCC Main Campus
Sessions: 27 D Location: 3325 Marvin Sands Dr Canandaigua, NY 14424
7/13/2021 - 8/18/2021 Fee: $2,000.00

All Certified Nurse Assistant Training Sessions require attendance at a free 3-hour orientation prior to acceptance into the class. Select the green Orientation button above to register for the next CNA Orientation Session near you.


For the full class found here, the start date shown is the first day of class. This class exceeds NYS standards for CNA training. It typically runs 5 weeks, but can run from 4 to 6 weeks depending on the specific class. The first portion, approximately three weeks, is classroom training and skills practice. After that you will participate in clinical practice on-site. After your clinical experience you will take the NYS Certification exam. Upon completion of the class and passing of your exam you will be a NYS Certified CNA!

Detailed information on the schedule will be provided at your orientation session.