A Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) provides direct patient care under the supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs). CNAs must be licensed by the New York State Department of Health.
The CNA training at the Northeast Resiliency Consortium prepared students for an entry level position in a hospital facility or nursing home. Highly interactive courses taught them about the psychological needs of patients, patient’s rights and legal and ethical issues, as well as familiarizing you with normal anatomical changes that occur during the aging process. Students were trained to recognize and provide care in respiratory and cardiac emergencies. In addition, they learned to care for people with cognitive and mental disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Additionally, the resiliency component that comes with NRC will help CNAsrespond during times of crisis. Upon completion of the program, they were eligible to take the NYS Certified Nurse Aide examination.
While NRC’s CNA training has ended, you can still take these classes through Kingsborough’s Office of Continuing Education. For more information call 718.368.4870 or visit Continuing Education’s website.