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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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Prepare to start a new job in healthcare! 

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) ​Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, summer CNA classes​ have been cancelled. Fall classes will be offered in a hybrid format, and will begin on 8/24. Lecture hours will be offered online, while skill labs will be held in-person, adhering to appropriate social distancing guidelines. Register to attend one of our upcoming orientation sessions here using Zoom! If you have any questions, contact the program coordinator, Professor Grutzner, at grutzner@sunydutchess.edu.

Certified Nurse Assistants work in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals. They’re an important part of the healthcare team, helping patients with feeding, mobility, personal hygiene and other needs. 

The 150-hour Dutchess Community College CNA program offers convenience and flexibility, with day and evening classes at the Family Partnership Center in downtown Poughkeepsie and 60 hours of clinical placements at a local nursing home. The program costs $1,595. Graduates of the program can then take the NYS Department of Health Certification Exam.

Additional student expenses include: physical, immunizations, TB test, text, uniform, and NYS DOH Certification Exam.

Would you like to receive updates on this new program? Click here to sign up for updates or call (845) 790-3592.