Nursing Assistant

Students develop the skills needed to care for patients in a variety of health-care facilities. Working in a classroom lab and on internships, they gain real world, hands-on experiences in the care of the elderly patient. Topics include anatomy and physiology, body systems, legal and ethical issues, infection control, patient care and comfort measures and skills to assist in the activities of daily living. Students participate in internships where they practice skills such as bed making, bathing, feeding and transferring the elderly patient. This program is a great head start for students who would like to work as a supportive caregiver or pursue further education in the healthcare field. Students will prepare for the New York State Certified Nurse Assisting exam which they will take at the end of the school year.

Program Studies

Preparation for New York State Nurse Assistant Certification Exam

  • Basic Human Needs & Communication
  • Body Systems, Common Disorders & Related Care Procedures
  • Infection & Infection Control
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Care & Comfort Measures
  • Principles of Nutrition & Fluid Balance
  • Safety & Mobility
  • Special Care Procedures
College Articulations

College of Westchester, Sullivan Community College

Professional Certifications

Preparation for the New York State Nurse Assisting (CNA) Exam, CPR/AED, HIPAA

Career Options

Students may go on to pursue the following career pathways:

  • Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Lab Technician
  • First Responder
  • Medical Assistant 

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Career & Technical Education Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #3
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4770

Kim Bell
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education

Eric Kurz

James Matera
Assistant Principal

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