Manhattan Institute - Excellent CNA Program - page 2

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I am a recent graduate of the Manhattan Institute CNA Program, and I recommend it to all. The experience was excellent from beginning to end. My teacher in the schoolwas wonderful. She stayed long after class was over to help us... Read More


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    Looked at many different schools to study CNA, and the Manhattan Institute was the best. I spoke to Nicole who was very nice and very patient.**** let me sit in on a class, and at the end of the class I had a conversation with the teacher. I knew that the school was good. The class was 4 weeks long plus one week in a nursing home. Time really flew, I cannot believe how fast the time went.
    I then applied for the State exam which took about a month. The test was two parts, it was not hard but tricky, if I did not study I doubt if I would of passes. It took about a month to get the results, I passed both parts the first time around, a few of my class mates did not have the same luck. I recommend you study hard.
    I found a job in a physical therapy office, the pay is great. Yes, it is kind of odd because I studied nurse assistant, but the place were I work only hires CNA's and then gives training as a physical therapy assistant. I never thought that this is the way my education would lead me, but I am now looking into physcial therapy school. This summer I am planning on taking a few pre-classes needed to gain entrance into a physical therapy program.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Apr 29, '12 : Reason: Names removed as per Terms of Service
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    Hi Wendy,
    I am a grad there too. I took my time to get my CNA but finally passed with flying colors. I am now looking for a job...can you throw some ideas my way? What agencies should I go to? Your help is greatly appreciated THANKS!
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    Quote from Wendy Smith
    I am a recent graduate of the Manhattan Institute CNA Program, and I recommend it to all. The experience was excellent from beginning to end. My teacher in the school was wonderful. She stayed long after class was over to help us with our skills, and answer all questions.

    When the class finished I went on to the clinical training in a Nursing home. That was also an excellent experience, I was paired up with a CNA, who taught me the in's and out's. Many of the CNA's in the nursing home were graduates of the Manhattan Institute. The teacher in the nursing home is different then the class room. more of the old fashion no nonsense teacher. Both taught me well, and I have no complaints.

    I passed my State exam on the first try, and am working for a Nursing Agency. It is very easy to find a job as a CNA. I would like to take there PCT course next, but I am putting in long hours, so will wait till the summer. Long term I would like to be an LPN, my teacher told me that the school was working on it and may have a program in place by this year.
    WoW really good timing reading this post thanks for posting it wendy!!!
    i was considering going there after researching other schools and i have heard nothing but great things about them. and that LPN is my next stop.

    HOW long was the program?
    Last edit by donsterRN on Mar 7, '10 : Reason: Removed instructor names
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    The programs are short-term, which allows you to complete the program fairly quickly. For a schedule, you can go to their website, manhattaninstitute.com then click on "Class Schedule" link at the top. No sure if we're allowed to post the website addresses here, but I'll give it a try:
    http://www.manhattaninstitute.com/page-4-schedule.html

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    Quote from camdenlilly
    To anyone that can help, I am interested in nursing but I'm not sure if it is the career for me.

    I was considering perhaps enrolling at the Manhattan Institute and becoming a CNA before I decide to go back to school for another 3 to 4 years for my RN degree.

    Do you think this is a good idea?

    Also does Manhattan Institute help you find a job or is it relatively easy to find a job? I see plenty of listings for CNA's on craigslist right now.
    Hopefully this response isn't too late but i took the CNA course at Manhattan Institute Summer 2009. When I did my "externship" at the nursing home in the Bronx, I had several classmates that had a teacher named**** who they claimed was horrendous so I guess watch out for that instructor. I am currently in Nursing School (just started second semester) and my friend that is in his last semester of Nursing School actually was the one that told me to take the CNA course at Manhattan Institute because it would allow me to see what nurses actually do since you are working under a RN. I haven't gotten around to getting the CNA license and since I am in Nursing School, I see that classmates that are already CNAs definitely have more of an advantage over me. So yes, I would recommend being a CNA so you get an idea of what nurses do. Also, Manhattan Institute doesn't help you find a job but I don't think it's hard to find a job as a CNA. Good luck and hope I somewhat helped?

    Quote from Laure Lewis
    I then applied for the State exam which took about a month. The test was two parts, it was not hard but tricky, if I did not study I doubt if I would of passes. It took about a month to get the results, I passed both parts the first time around, a few of my class mates did not have the same luck. I recommend you study hard.
    I found a job in a physical therapy office, the pay is great. Yes, it is kind of odd because I studied nurse assistant, but the place were I work only hires CNA's and then gives training as a physical therapy assistant. I never thought that this is the way my education would lead me, but I am now looking into physcial therapy school. This summer I am planning on taking a few pre-classes needed to gain entrance into a physical therapy program.
    How was the test? I heard the test was pretty simple...that it was multiple choice and they just test you on skills? Did you study just from the notes in class or did you do additional studying from another source? How is it being a physical therapy CNA? What kind of stuff do you do?
    Last edit by donsterRN on Mar 7, '10 : Reason: Removed instructor names
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    Just a reminder, everyone...

    It against the Terms of Service (TOS), to which you agreed to upon signing up for membership here, to identify real persons by name. We strive to protect the privacy of our members and non-members alike, and we ask your cooperation in not identifying your professors, coworkers, etc.

    Thanks. Carry on!
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    Quote from Wendy Smith
    Hi - The clinical was held in the the Bronx it was called Saint Vincent's, it is a very nice nursing home. They gave us lunch for $4 dollars. I think you can also take the clinicals in a place called Cab's Nursing Home in Brooklyn. I am not 100% sure of that, one of the CNA's went to the Manhattan Institute and told me she did her clinical there.

    I am with an Agency now, they are paying me $15 an hour. I am under the impression that you can make as much as $20 once you have experience. You can negotiate the rate. For now I am happy, feeling my way around.
    hello if you dont mind can you please tell me the name of the agency you work for thanks.
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    Hi,

    were any of these responses written by students who actually went to the Manhattan Institute or are they fake postings?

    I ask this because I have been researching the school and it seems to be under a lot of scrutiny from posting fake plugs such as this thread. i have also read the exact same story on other sites as some of these that were "copy and pasted" and different names and accounts were used.

    also, all the accounts in this thread of people claiming to be happy graduates created their account in january 2010 aside from one poster, and they all only made a few posts plugging this program with no other activity.

    sorry if i am wrong but something seems fishy and i was about to enroll in Manhattan Institute's CNA program.

    "Wendy Smith" can you provide me with further info?

    Anyone REALLY graduate from here or know or work with anyone who did and who is happy?!

    thanks. I don't want to waste $1,400. info on any other good CNA programs in NYC greatly appreciated.
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    i recently posted this on another thread but I think it should go here....


    So I registered for Manhattan Institute in NYC for their CNA course. My plans are this and I would like any advise anyone may have. I wanted to get into an LPN program however failed the entrance exam. Then I was going to try Mildred Elley in NYC and decided that I would take baby steps being that this is a fairly new school and I need more info. So i am going to do thier CNA program for 4wks, then go for the PCT program for another 4wks at the Manhattan Institue. Now I was considering doing CMA. I ruled that out only cause of job openings I'm seeing near my area for CNA and PCT. Then I wanted to go again for my LPN. Any suggestions? Any advise on the school I will be attending and what I am in store for? I would love for someone whom recently took the course to give me their overall judgement on their learning experience. How long after did you get to sit for your liscence? HELP....Thanks..
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    Quote from lullaby
    Hi,were any of these responses written by students who actually went to the Manhattan Institute or are they fake postings? I ask this because I have been researching the school and it seems to be under a lot of scrutiny from posting fake plugs such as this thread. i have also read the exact same story on other sites as some of these that were "copy and pasted" and different names and accounts were used. also, all the accounts in this thread of people claiming to be happy graduates created their account in january 2010 aside from one poster, and they all only made a few posts plugging this program with no other activity. sorry if i am wrong but something seems fishy and i was about to enroll in Manhattan Institute's CNA program. "Wendy Smith" can you provide me with further info? Anyone REALLY graduate from here or know or work with anyone who did and who is happy?! thanks. I don't want to waste $1,400. info on any other good CNA programs in NYC greatly appreciated.
    I went to this school and it was a HUGE waste of over $1400. A huge part of the CNA course is skills, and we were not taught a single one. Plus, the instructor ripped off the students. The instructor charged $99 for a BP cuff, stethoscope, and DVD. Well the BP cuff was cheap and defective, the scope hurt our ears and you couldn't hear a thing, and the DVD was suppose to come FREE from the school. When we checked the value of the scope online it was $13, and the BP cuff was $10! Talk about unethical. There are tons of good CNA schools in NY. Sadly, this isn't one


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