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Certified Nurse Aide

The CNA training program is a 10-week intensive training course which includes eight weeks of classroom instruction and two weeks of clinical training at a local health care facility. It is designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level position within a health care facility as a New York State Licensed Certified Nurse Aide.

CNA – Certified Nurse Aide Program

Bring all required original documentation in person to the SEOC Admissions Office for review and processing.*

Application Requirements

  • All prospective students are required to provide a Photo ID with a New York Address
  • Income Documentation (Examples: IRS Form 1040 for Current or Prior Year, Unemployment Benefit Statement, SSI/SSD Award Letter, PA/FS Budget Sheet, etc.)
  • High School Diploma or GED or High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Other items may be required depending on citizenship, age, etc.
  • A supplemental application must be completed at the time of documentation review

Admission Requirements (to be scheduled at a later date)

  • Minimum Reading Score of 8.0 on TABE Entrance Exam
  • Attend a Program Orientation
  • Two [2] Professional References
  • Proof of Immunization and Physical Exam
  • Interview with Program Counselor

Disclaimer for Prospective Nurse Aide Trainees with a History of Criminal Conviction
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), which is responsible for licensing nursing personnel in New York, has varied restrictions which may affect persons with a history of criminal conviction. The SEOC assumes no responsibility for the denial of Nurse Aide Certification or employment by the NYSDOH. Prospective students are responsible for contacting the NYSDOH at 518-408-1627 concerning any questions regarding their eligibility for certification.

*Additional documentation may be necessary after review.

Upon successful completion of the program all graduates are expected to obtain employment. The EOC will provide job placement assistance to its graduates.