Nurse Assisting

Nurse Assistant: A Career Helping Others

The Nurse Assistant is a proud, professional member of the health care team and a first step in a long, successful career in healthcare. In addition to technical knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, students will learn how to care for and respect patients and residents with dignity. Students will complete a 32-hour clinical experience. In addition to the medical training, this program includes Employment skills development and basic computer literacy for database familiarity. Support is available for English language learners.

Program Information

Course Information
  • PrerequisitesMedical Clearance Form and successful completion of TABE entrance assessment
    • Note: In order to comply with NYSDOH vaccine mandates for healthcare institutions, students enrolled in this program may be required to show an original COVID Vaccination card indicating either administration of 1-shot (Jenssen) or 2-shot (Moderna and Pfizer) vaccine. Copies of vaccine card will not be accepted.
  • Tuition for the 2022-23 school year: $2,750 includes uniform, books and exam fee.
    • Tuition Assistance
      * Local grants/scholarships may be available
  • Schedule: Monday - Thursday,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Clinical hours 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Program length: 151 hours (11 weeks)
  • Dates: 
    • Fall: 10/11/22 - 12/20/22
      • Monday - Thursday,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Clinical hours 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
    • Spring- 4/10/2023 - 6/15/2023 (UPDATED DATE!)
      • Monday - Thursday,10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Clinical hours 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Class location: CWD Main Campus, 3555 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624
  • Dress code: uniform (included with tuition), white nursing shoe or sneaker (student must provide), no artificial nails, hair tied up.
  • Supplies (student must provide): 1 subject notebook, pens, pencils, highlighters.

What Will I Learn?

What you will learn with us
  • Emergency care and safety
  • Circulatory and respiratory care
  • Body mechanics
  • Hygiene and grooming
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Dementia and end of life care
  • Infection control
  • Digestive systems
  • Working with patients 
Students who complete the program successfully will be able to take the National Certified Nurse Assistant Exam.

How Do I Enroll?

Admission Procedures
 When you are ready to apply, registration for Career & Technical programs requires successful completion of the entrance assessment, and satisfactory arrangement of payment of tuition. An automated email confirming registration will be sent to your email. The entire admission process must be completed before enrollment is confirmed.
  1. Complete a contact card and register for an Entrance Assessment: Once you submit the contact card, you'll receive an email (check your spam!). Use the link in the email to register for an Entrance Assessment.
  2. Complete an entrance assessment to determine your program eligibility. Your score on the assessment helps determine the level of support you may need to be successful in the program.
  3. Submit program-specific requirements via email, fax, or hand delivery: Medical Clearance Form
  4. Secure funding. You may choose to meet with an admissions advisor or financial aid specialist to discuss funding options.
    • Tuition Assistance:
      * local grants/scholarships may be available

Get Started Today!

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and complete an application

Read the Flyer

image of Nurse Assisting flyer