If you are interested in finding a job or starting a new career in the healthcare profession, this New York State Department of Education approved course will prepare you for the Nurse Assistant Certification Examination. Training includes 30+ hours of actual long-term care experience, in addition to classroom and lab instruction.

Training Duration: Approximately 160 hours.

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5 days a week schedule, Monday–Friday.

Admission/Academic Requirements: Class open to all students 18 years of age and older. Must hold a high school diploma, high school equivalency certificate or willing to work towards a high school equivalency certificate while enrolled. No technology experience required.

Performance Expectations: Exemplary attendance, ability to work well with others in a group setting and a current physical examination with immunizations. Must be able to stand and/or walk for 6+ hours, as well as lift, push and/or carry 40 pounds. Must also assist clients with personal hygiene and other care-related duties as directed by a nurse.

Costs: 2020 – 2021 Tuition for Nurse Aide/Nurse Assistant Program is $3,000.00. Additional fees include $150 uniform, $115 NYS exam, $25 NYS police background check with a raised seal. Full program payment is required upon acceptance. Tuition assistance may be available. Applications are available online at oaces.net.

Financial Assistance for Career Training classes will be assessed on an individual basis at Intake.

Career Opportunities

• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for nurse assistants who worked in nursing homes was $27,520 in 2017.

• Jobs for nurse assistants will increase by 11%, faster than average, from 2016 to 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

• Employment opportunities are available at long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and medical practice offices.

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How to apply: Click on “Enroll Now” to select an Intake date or call us at (585) IMPROVE (585- 467-7683).