Manhattan Institute - Excellent CNA Program

  1. 1 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 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.
    Last edit by donsterRN on Mar 7, '10 : Reason: Removed instructor names...
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  3. Visit  Wendy Smith profile page

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  4. Visit  MiniChicky profile page
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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.
    Hi, I just finished the pharmacy technician course and had a similar experience. I work at Walgreen's pharmacy doing retail. What's really cool is that theres someone there that went to ASA for almost two years and payed 15,000 for the course and is getting payed as much as me.
    Last edit by donsterRN on Mar 7, '10 : Reason: Removed instructor names...
  5. Visit  bella917 profile page
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    I would recommend this school, the Manhattan Institute, NY, to anyone interested in pursuing a career in allied health and nursing. They offer short-term, specialized classes in Allied Health and Medical areas.
    Last edit by bella917 on Jan 12, '10
  6. Visit  lipeach21 profile page
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    bella917 and wendy_smith.
    can you tell me which nursing home they placed you for clinicals? several months ago, i was told by the receptionist at manhattan institute that they send you to a hospital in bronx for clinicals. i'm actually looking for a place that trains and offers clinicals in manhattan. also, if you don't mind, can you pm me your salary?
  7. Visit  honeydewBX profile page
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    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.

    How much do CNA's in NYC make?

    Also how much is the tuition for Manhattan Institute and if I'm planning on doing the day time 4 week course, how long are the school days? (I work nights)

    Sorry for all the questions! Any answers would be much appreciated!
    Thanks so much!
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  8. Visit  lipeach21 profile page
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    I heard that CNAs don't make much, maybe max 18 bucks and they do all the dirty work. All the info is listed on their website. I know that an externship is provided with the training.
  9. Visit  Wendy Smith profile page
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    Quote from lipeach21
    bella917 and wendy_smith.
    can you tell me which nursing home they placed you for clinicals? several months ago, i was told by the receptionist at manhattan institute that they send you to a hospital in bronx for clinicals. i'm actually looking for a place that trains and offers clinicals in manhattan. also, if you don't mind, can you pm me your salary?
    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.
  10. Visit  Wendy Smith profile page
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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.

    How much do CNA's in NYC make?

    Also how much is the tuition for Manhattan Institute and if I'm planning on doing the day time 4 week course, how long are the school days? (I work nights)

    Sorry for all the questions! Any answers would be much appreciated!
    Thanks so much!
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    Hi - I can only speak for myself, but taking the CNA course was one of the best moves in my life. The cost was around $1,200 and they let me pay each week by credit card. There was a school in Queens that was cheaper but it was dumpy and smelly. There was also a school in Brooklyn and also in Manhattan which were more expensive. What I liked most about the Manhattan Institute was that they let me talk to the CNA teacher, and I was able to sit in on her class, before I signed up.

    Not a problem to find a job, there are lots of agencies who will hire you in a second, but you have to pass the State Exam.

    I starting with $15 an hour, but I believe you can make as much as $20 depending on the Agency.

    Hope this was helpful
  11. Visit  Wendy Smith profile page
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    Quote from lipeach21
    I heard that CNAs don't make much, maybe max 18 bucks and they do all the dirty work. All the info is listed on their website. I know that an externship is provided with the training.
    I believe $18 is about right, I make less but I know CNA's who make $18 plus.

    As far as doing all the dirty work, I don't think it so dirty. The fact is that I was making half the money before working as a CNA and doing more dirty work. I stopped school early for personal reasons, and do not look like a Barbie doll. Not many jobs out there for me paying above minimum wage.

    Before working as a CNA, I worked as a Cashier in a supermarket. Having custermors complain to me that the store charges to much money, food falling, standing on my feet all day, nasty supervisors, is dirty. I also worked in a bunch of fast food restaurants , which was hard dirty work. Had to take a lot of abuse from custermors and managers, Being told I have to work extra hours, and if I cannot, you get punished by getting less hours the next week, or they give the **** tasks to do. All this and having to clean up at the end of the day is truly slave labor.

    Now I feel good every day to go to work. I am treated as a professional, I feel that I am making a difference in peoples lifes. As a CNA you have the most contact with residents then any other worker. You know when they are not feeling well, and can report there condition, before they become worse. If you see a resident is feeling sad you can brighten up there day. My parents, family, friends, all look at me different when they see me leaving for work in a white uniform. I can see that they have more respect for me, and I have more respect for myself.

    I can go on and on, but I think I am talking to much. The bottom line for me is that I am so happy to be a CNA. It is still new to me so I am learning all I can and see what my next move is going to be.
  12. Visit  Muffin710 profile page
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    HI WENDY Smith, If you don't mind me asking what agency do you work for and how do you like it ?
  13. Visit  Laure Lewis profile page
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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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  14. Visit  Ben Eberlein CNA profile page
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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!
  15. Visit  scrubs09 profile page
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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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