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, assisting people with activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, mobility, nutrition and other needs. 

DCC is proud to offer three CNA training sessions per year, in the spring, summer and fall.

The 120-hour CNA program offers convenience and flexibility, with evening classes taught online and 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 a physical, immunizations, TB test, text, uniform, and the NYS DOH Certification Exam.

Sign up 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.