Certified Nurse Assistant

  • Certified Nurse Assistant

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    for all health occupation classes:


    You are required to register in-personand present a copy of your High School Diploma, High School Equivalency or translated copy of your foreign diploma.

    All Health Occupation Classes receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of each course.


    • Students will be required to take an entrance exam for these courses. Depending on results of the exam, students may be denied access until completion of prerequisite courses. There is a $25 exam fee.
    • Students must be able to observe all aspects of patient care through use of vision, hearing, touch and smell. These duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring patient’s vital signs; recording information; palpation of pulse; distinguishing color, shape and odor; understanding patient requests and assisting and understanding other medical professionals.
    • For Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), New York State requires that the student has NO prior conviction of a misdemeanor or felony in any state or country. A misdemeanor or felony conviction will disqualify a student from taking the New York Certification Exam.
    • Physicals are required for Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Nurse Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant.

  • This course provides instruction in basic nursing theory and the skills necessary to provide care in hospitals, nursing homes, patient’s homes, and other healthcare facilities. Course content is related to safety, comfort, and rehabilitation of patients. Students must maintain a 75% average before being recommended to participate in the clinical rotation. A complete physical exam is required prior to the clinic. Students who successfully complete the course may sit for the New York State Nurse Assistant Certification Exam for an additional fee payable to the NYS Commissioner of Health New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).


    Note: The student must have computer keyboarding skills and a Social Security number or Tax ID in order to take the NYS Certification exam. Tuition includes cost of textbook, apron, patch and CPR certification. It is payable in full upon acceptance into program and is subject to a special payment and refund policy. Ask for a copy of this policy.

    Required additional cost: Uniform.

  • Become CHP Certified!

    Students who successfully complete Electrocardiograph Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Assistant or Medical Billing & Coding, are eligible to take the Certified Health Professionals (CHP) Certification exams at Barry Tech. There is an additional fee payable to CHP at time of testing.