Hi everyone,

As a perspective pre-nursing student I am trying to land some kind of a job in the healthcare field while I am in school to take my pre-reqs. First, I need a job to pay my bills, and second, I would like to gain some health-related experience before I apply to the nursing school. As I mentioned, I am a student, therefore, paying for a CNA course in NYC will truly break my bank.

To those of you who are certified CNAs and PCTs, do you have any advice or information on a trusted CNA school to attend, or a free CNA/PCT course offered in NYC, hospitals, LTCF or clinics. I would very much appreciate your help!!!!


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If you're still looking, go to Fordham Institute Inc. in Jamaica queens. It's new and not well know but they're CNA training is $585. They have a weekend, evening and a day training. They do have an active FB. The facility is not the best and their the equipment isn't either but my instructor was a 30 yr trained RN and was very informative, polite and helpful. The hands on training was at a nursing/rehab in Brooklyn and was a great hands on learning experience. Along with my rigorous studying, I passed the NYS CNA board exam which is a written portion & clinical test