Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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Next class starts on January 13!

Prepare to start a new job in healthcare! 

We are now accepting students for our next session, which will run from January 13 - May 5. Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Applicants must attend an information session and complete a reading test prior to being accepted.

Information sessions are held at DCC's center at the Family Partnership Center. Upcoming information session dates/times follow. Click the link at the right to sign up for a session.

Wednesday 10/30/2019 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10/30/2019 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12/11/2019 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12/11/2019 - 5:00 p.m.

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.