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How long does it take to become a CNA in NY?

  1. 0 Hi,

    I live in NYC and was wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to become a CNA?

    Also, know where I could take the course for free in the NYC area?

    Thanks to everyone for your replies
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  3. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Hello, louieliz, and Welcome to allnurses.com

    I moved your thread to the NY forum for a better response.

    We hope you enjoy allnurses!!!!
  4. Visit  shelskyrn2010 profile page
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    New York State require a total of 120 hrs of instructions including 30 hrs of clinical training. I think that it amounts to about 4 weeks in school and 1 week in clinical if you are attending full time or about 8 weeks of you are attending on weekend. I am currently taking the course during the summer since I am free from school. I do not know of any place in NYC where it's free. Cost range from $600 to $800.00. Additionally, there is the $155 fee to apply for certification. Good luck
  5. Visit  alik profile page
    #3 0
    Please list the school name for CNA. Are tell me your school name?

    Thanks
  6. Visit  shelskyrn2010 profile page
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    I am taking the course at Access Careers. It is located in Downtown Brooklyn.
  7. Visit  LilyNurseG0al profile page
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    Hi There,

    If you are 21 years or older, there is The Adult Learning Center in all 5 boros that offer the program for free! (I think that program is about 6 months long though) This is the website: http://adultednyc.org/

    You can also go to your local New york Workforce1 Center and apply for a Indiviual Training Grant of up to $2500 guaranteed!! The only Requirement is that YOU make (doesnt matter if your married) under $56,000 annually and pick training for a job thats in demand. Here is the website to workforce center: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1/html/home/home.shtml <- This is the route I took!

    MOST CNA PROGRAMS ARE 4-6 WEEKS LONG. (better then 6 months if you ask me)

    Hope This helps Honey! Good luck in whatever you do. :-)
  8. Visit  Cert2Fied profile page
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    Hi.

    Not sure if I can help you with this information. I just took my testing yesterday (7/14/08) and passed the clinical portion but I have to wait for the written results which was EASY and I know I passed.

    Okay so I took the course the the EOC (Educational Opportunity Center) out here in Long Island but they have a branch in the Bronx. (Though I'm not sure if they have the CNA course there) But if you're not far from Long Island, I would HIGHLY recommend my professor, Mrs. G! She IS THE BEST! She pushes you so much and I really appreciate her.
    And YES IT'S FREE. I'm glad I found out about this place because I couldn't see paying all that ridiculous amount of money. The course is about 8-9 weeks long.

    4 weeks in class
    2-3 weeks in clinical
    1 week in class to review

    And that next week or same week (depending when your testing is scheduled) you will have you written and clinical exams.

    GOOD LUCK!

    Oh here's a link to the Bronx EOC.

    http://www.brx.eoc.suny.edu/index.html

    Just in case, here's the link to the EOC I went through.

    http://www.bwd.sunyeoc.org/

    And there's a Queens EOC.

    http://qns.eoc.suny.edu/programs/index.htm


    I hope I've helped!
  9. Visit  Cert2Fied profile page
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  10. Visit  soon2bnycmhnp profile page
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    Quote from Cert2Fied
    Bump!


    heyyyyyyyyyyy... whats up? congrats on your achievement. I just pass my CNA also and desperately looking for something before school resumes in a few weeks. Any advices?
  11. Visit  quisquella22 profile page
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    Quote from Lillianv37
    Hi There,

    If you are 21 years or older, there is The Adult Learning Center in all 5 boros that offer the program for free! (I think that program is about 6 months long though) This is the website: http://adultednyc.org/

    You can also go to your local New york Workforce1 Center and apply for a Indiviual Training Grant of up to $2500 guaranteed!! The only Requirement is that YOU make (doesnt matter if your married) under $56,000 annually and pick training for a job thats in demand. Here is the website to workforce center: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1/html/home/home.shtml <- This is the route I took!

    MOST CNA PROGRAMS ARE 4-6 WEEKS LONG. (better then 6 months if you ask me)

    Hope This helps Honey! Good luck in whatever you do. :-)
    Hi, I went to that site and didn't find info on the grant. Should I call instead? Did yu have to repay it back? Do they also tell you where to go for the course that you want to take? Do you like being a CNA bc I've read online that its mostly cleaning up after they poop and bathe? How much do u make?
  12. Visit  1lollipop profile page
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    Quote from quisquella22
    Hi, I went to that site and didn't find info on the grant. Should I call instead? Did yu have to repay it back? Do they also tell you where to go for the course that you want to take? Do you like being a CNA bc I've read online that its mostly cleaning up after they poop and bathe? How much do u make?
    I just graduated from a CNA program. Right now I'm completing a nursing technician program. From what I heard, CNA's earn between $12-$14/hr. Yes, one of their job duties is to clean poop. You get used to it after a while. There's more CNA job openings than for medical assistants, so at least you'd find a job fairly quickly. Nurse technicians get paid even more (about $20/hr), and they do the same things as CNA's and also do EKG and/or phlembotomy. The work isn't easy, but they don't pay you well for nothing.

    About the WorkForce 1 Grant--yeah, you get up to $2,500 if you're approved. It's from the government and doesn't have to be repaid. You must make less than $56K. There's a long application process, and you can only go to the schools on their list. You are also required to attend the orientation program, and then another program that gives you the application. Each of these programs are a few hours long. They won't give you the application until you do this. Also, as the previous person said, the gov't will only pay for an in-demand occupation on their list. They don't reimburse you, so if you paid for classes already than you're out of luck. There's a wait process as well. It's worth it if you put in the effort since every bit helps. It only covers tuition and not books, transportation, etc., and you must find a job within 90 days after you finish your chosen school. I attended the seminars but didn't follow through on the application because I don't have the time. Everyone is friendly there, too. I went to the Queens location. The previous poster had the web link to the site. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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