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Certified Nurse Assisting

Improving the quality of life for patients

One student wearing protective medical clothing helps another student, who is acting as a patient, transfer from a hospital bed into a wheelchair Students learn the fundamentals of patient care and skills necessary for entry level employment in any health care field such as nursing homes, hospitals and home health care. Students work directly with patients in clinical settings.

Fast Facts

Job Projections: 11 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $28,530 per year (in 2018).*

Education Requirements: CNAs will need to complete a nursing assistant training program. Candidates will need to take and pass the New York State Nurse Aide Certification Examination.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Units of Study

Orientation and Safety, plus:

  • Introduction to Health Occupations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Legal and Ethical Concerns and Standards
  • Geriatric Personal Care
  • Vital Signs
  • Supervised Clinical Experience
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Human Sexuality
  • Lifting / Moving / Transporting
  • Admissions / Transfers / Discharge
  • Patient Assessment
  • Pre and Post-Operative Care
  • Emergency Care

College Credits / Articulation Agreements

MCC Dual Enrollment:
  •  HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness


Articulation Agreement:

  • Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES School of Practical Nursing 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification

NYS Nurse Aide Certification (through Prometric)












Rachael Piccolo
Jamiela DiMora

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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