Nurse Assisting

Make a difference caring for people by studying to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in three months in this NYS-approved Nurse Assisting program at Western Suffolk BOCES. You’ll learn best practices for communicating effectively with those who are ill as well as how body organs function. Register now and be amazed at what you will learn with a stethoscope!

BOCES has an experienced faculty with diverse educational and clinical backgrounds. Students receive hands-on training in fully-equipped classrooms and laboratories at Wilson Technological Center’s Northport campus and at local modern health care facilities.

Why Choose BOCES’ Nurse Assisting Program?

  • Approved by the New York State Education Department
  • Successful graduates are eligible to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam which qualifies students for a listing in the NYS registry upon graduation as a CNS.
  • Experienced faculty with diverse educational and clinical backgrounds
  • Student assistance and counseling available at BOCES’ Career Center
  • Opportunities exist to pursue additional training to advance your career through BOCES’ Schools of Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Assisting programs.
    • Graduates work in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and adult homes.