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

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    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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    Hello, louieliz, and Welcome to allnurses.com

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

    We hope you enjoy allnurses!!!!
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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
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    Please list the school name for CNA. Are tell me your school name?

    Thanks
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    I am taking the course at Access Careers. It is located in Downtown Brooklyn.
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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. :-)
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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!
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    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?
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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?
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