Certified nursing assistants, also commonly referred to as nursing assistants or nurse aides, perform a number of important patient care duties including taking patient vital signs, assisting patients with daily activities including answering call lights, bathing and feeding, as well as sanitizing patient rooms. An entry-level position that requires a brief training program, the CNA role is an excellent first step to a career in nursing. In New York , CNAs earn an average annual salary of $35,080, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in New York

Beginning a career as a CNA requires completion of a state-approved training program, which often takes only a matter of weeks to complete. After completing training, aspiring nursing assistants must pass their state's certification exam and become registered with their state. For additional details on admissions requirements for CNA training programs in New York, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training program length can vary, with some taking as little as 4 weeks to complete. In New York, training programs are offered in many community colleges, vocational schools as well as a number of medical facilities and nursing homes. CNA training programs in New York consist of at least 100 hours of training, including at least 30 hours of hands-on clinical training.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program varies from school to school. In some cases, nursing homes or other medical facilities may offer free CNA training to those who agree to an employment contract with the organization. When researching training programs, be sure to determine the cost of additional fees, textbooks, uniform/supplies, exam costs, etc. as these need to be factored in alongside tuition.
  • Online/In-Person Options: In some cases, the classroom portion of CNA training may be available in an online format. Online coursework is then accompanied by in-person lab work and clinical training hours in a local healthcare facility. This is an ideal situation for students who live in rural areas or who have otherwise busy schedules. Traditional classroom-based programs are always an option as well.

2022 List of CNA Classes in New York

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in New York, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Brentwood, NY

SchoolContact Information
Long Island EOC Farmingdale State College Brentwood Campus
CNA Programs
1090 Suffolk Ave # A
Brentwood, NY 11717
(631) 434-3740

Bronx, NY

SchoolContact Information
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 518-4444
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 960-8000

Brooklyn, NY

SchoolContact Information
Brooklyn Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
585 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 623-4000

Buffalo, NY

SchoolContact Information
Trocaire College
CNA Programs
360 Choate Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 826-1200

Canandaigua, NY

SchoolContact Information
Finger Lakes Community College
CNA Programs
3325 Marvin Sands Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 785-1000

Cassadaga, NY

SchoolContact Information
Cassadaga Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
8115 Glasgow Rd
Cassadaga, NY 14718
(716) 595-4200

Corning, NY

SchoolContact Information
Corning Community College
1 Academic Dr
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-9222

Farmingdale, NY

SchoolContact Information
Long Island EOC Farmingdale State College Hooper Hall
CNA Programs
2350 Broadhollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 962-3591

Fonda, NY

SchoolContact Information
Fulton Montgomery Community College
2805 NY-67
Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 736-3622

Garden City, NY

SchoolContact Information
Nassau Community College
CNA Programs
1 Education Dr
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 572-7501

Glenmont, NY

SchoolContact Information
Glenmont Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
822 River Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077
(518) 767-9371

Hempstead, NY

SchoolContact Information
Long Island EOC Farmingdale State College Hempstead Campus
CNA Programs
269 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-8705

Jamaica, NY

SchoolContact Information
Allen School of Health Sciences
CNA Programs
18 Jamaica Ave #163
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 291-2200
York College
CNA Programs
94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2000

Johnstown, NY

SchoolContact Information
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-3622 x8300

Medina, NY

SchoolContact Information
Iroquois Job Corps
CNA Programs
11780 Tibbits Rd
Medina, NY 14103
(585) 344-6700

New York, NY

SchoolContact Information
Ace Institute of Technology
CNA Programs
312 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-9700
Alliance Computing Solutions
CNA Programs
545 8th Ave #1210
New York, NY 10018
(212) 868-5990
City College of New York
160 Convent Ave,
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-7000
Manhattan EOC
163 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-4400
Mildred Elley - NYC Campus
CNA Programs
25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
(866) 370-4299
The Manhattan Institute
45 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001
(347) 220-8181

Oneonta, NY

SchoolContact Information
Oneonta Job Corps
CNA Programs
21 Homer Folks Ave
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 433-2111

Ossining, NY

SchoolContact Information
Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Site
CNA Programs
22 Rockledge Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 606-7400

Rochester, NY

SchoolContact Information
Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC)
CNA Programs
161 Chestnut St
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 232-2730

Schenectady, NY

SchoolContact Information
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 381-1200
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 381-1200

Utica, NY

SchoolContact Information
Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 792-5400

Valhalla, NY

SchoolContact Information
Westchester Community College
CNA Programs
75 Grasslands Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-6600

Yonkers, NY

SchoolContact Information
Cochran School of Nursing St. John's Riverside Hospital
CNA Programs
967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 964-4283
SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center
26 S Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 606-7621

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