This 120 hour course includes 90 classroom hours and 30 supervised clinical hours of training. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NY State certification exam. Topics include: communication and interpersonal skills, universal precautions, infection control, safety, basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health, social service needs, care of cognitively impaired residents, basic restorative services, and residents’ rights. After obtaining certification, students are prepared to enter the workforce as an entry-level certified nurse assistant. Criminal background checks as well as Department of Health documents including; current comprehensive physical, MMR, TB tests results, and flu shot are required for clinical hours. Tuition includes criminal background checks, text book and NY State testing fee. Uniforms and shoes are to be purchased by the student.