Certified Nursing Assistant

Gladys Maingrette, MSA, RN, Coordinator

Certified  Nursing Assistants  are in high demand in the bilingual  community;  those who can con- verse in  a second language and assist  in  a multi-ethnic  environment  will  be highly  marketable. Prepare and function effectively in long-term and/or acute-care facilities and in the community. Instruction includes lectures, lab, and clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse. This program is fully accredited by the New York State Education Department.

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED (now HSE), and; US Citizenship or Legal Working Permits. Registrants will be tested in basic reading comprehension prior to admission into the program. Proof of immunizations required. Note: Certification testing off-campus.

NUX-200              30 sessions (120 hours) / $1050 plus textbook cost (available at the QCC Bookstore)

Wed., Thurs., Fri., 6-10pm, Feb. 28-(ends Wed.) May 16 (skip 3/30; 4/4-6)

Payment Plan:  $685 due at initial time of registration / $365 balance due after first month

Call to Register: 718.631.6343


Certified Nursing Assistant

What Certified Nursing Assistants Do:

Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of RN’s and assist with all aspects of providing basic care to patients. This may include assisting patients with their daily care and attending to their needs, as well as moving patients. Nursing aids also take note of patients’ medical issues and may take their blood pressure. Nursing Assistants work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services.

Salary Information:

Median Hourly Wage: $16.20 in New York State
Median Annual Wage: $33,700 in New York State

The lowest 10% earn $11.14 hourly and $23,200 annually in NYS

*Please note: The mean wage is an average wage. Salary may increase as technicians’ experience and education increases. Industry also will affect salary – private doctors’ offices generally pay less, hospitals more. The lowest 10% of salary may reflect those with the least experience.

Career Outlook:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of Nursing Assistants is projected to grow +16% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities. There is a high demand for CNA’s in bilingual and multi-ethnic communities.

To speak to an Advisor, contact:
Josephine Troia, MS Ed.
Advising, career counseling and job search assistance are offered at no charge to students during and upon completion of any course or program at Queensborough Community College, Division of Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

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