Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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Prepare to start a new job in healthcare! 

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) ​

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 120-hour Dutchess Community College CNA program offers convenience and flexibility, with day and evening classes at the Family Partnership Center in downtown Poughkeepsie and 30 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.

Register to attend one of our orientation sessions here using Zoom! If you have any questions, contact the program coordinator, Professor Grutzner, at grutzner@sunydutchess.edu or call (845) 790-3592.