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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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Certified Nurse Assistant Training   CNA Training Course

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Our Certified Nurse Assistant Course can have you job-ready in as little as 10 Weeks!

Easy To Enroll

1) By Phone - Call us at 347-220-8181 to enroll by phone. 


3) In Person - Call us for an appointment 7 days a week.

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Certified Nurse Assistants are in Demand!

After you receive a Certified Nurse Assistant Diploma from the Manhattan Institute, you will be trained to work in hospitals, medical or doctors' offices, home health agencies, and residential care facilities.

The employment outlook for Certified Nurse Assistants is a positive one. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Certified Nurse Assistants is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years. The occupation is listed as one of the U.S. Department of Labor's "Bright Outlook" occupations.

The Certified Nurse Assistant Program at Manhattan Institute is designed to prepare you for employment in a growing occupation.The link below will take you to the U.S. Department of Labor's "O*Net" site, which contains a large amount of information about the Nurse Assistant occupation.

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There is a good reason why Certified Nurse Assistants are in demand! With medical advances and an aging population, the U.S. will experience growth in the health care industry in general, and outpatient settings in particular. For more information about CNA's you can visit *


Ask The Director:

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our Certified Nurse Assistant program. Please call or email us if you have any other questions, or would like additional information regarding any of our programs. We'll be glad to hear from you!

What is a Certified Nurse Assistant? 

A Certified Nursing Assistant, also called a CNA, works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, LPN, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Doctor, Resident, or other supervisory staff as designated by the health care facility, or supervisor.  A CNA provides assistance to patients with daily living tasks and works closely with patients.  A CNA is responsible for basic care services such as bed making, grooming and vital signs.  A CNA may also assist doctors and nurses with medical procedures.

CNA's give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses, doctors, and other medical staff. Since aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are the key to providing vital information on the patients' conditions to the nurse and doctor. Most CNA's agree that it is one of the most rewarding challenges that a person in the healthcare industry can undertake.
Certified Nurse Assistant training in school

Tell me a little about you CNA Training Course.

The Manhattan Institute offers a two-part Certified Nurse Assistant training program.

CNA Training Program Part 1:
The first part of our certified nurse assistant training takes place in the classroom.  During classroom training, students will learn all aspects of patient care, through lectures, audio video, and practical demonstrations.

CNA Training Program Part 2:
Upon completion of the classroom training students will begin the second part of the class which consists of clinical training (externship). During clinical training students will work directly with patients in a health care facility. You will be supervised by a Registered Nurse, who is a staff member of our school, and is also licensed by the New York State Education Department as a Primary Nurse Assistant Instructor. Each Registered Nurse Instructor will never have more than 10 students.  This assures personalized instruction.  During your externship you will work side by side with other aides, nurse and medical professionals.

Tell me about the NY State Certifying exam.

When you finish with your clinical training you will take your certifying exam. The certifying exam is administered by an independent testing organization authorized by the State of New York to Administer the CNA exam. The exam is given in two parts. The first part is a multiple-choice examination. The second part is a practical exam, where you will have to show the evaluator your knowledge of skills learned. There is a separate charge for this exam, which is paid for the test, not to the School.

Why do I sometimes hear Certified Nurse Assistants being referred to with other titles? Is there a difference?

The official title is Certified Nurse Assistant. "Aide" is commonly used in place of assistant. When you graduate from the program, you are a Nurse Assistant. Upon passing your State exam you are then a Certified Nurse Assistant. The term Certified Nurse Assistant is commonly abbreviated as CNA. Other titles which you may see are: Personal Care Aide, Personal Care Technician, Nurse Technician, Nurse Tech, Resident Assistant, Caregiver, Orderly, PCA, Resident Care Giver, PCG, Assistant Nurse, or Hospital Aide.

Upon recieving Nurse Assistant certification, can I work in another State?

Under the law, you must pass a State-prescribed CNA course and also pass a Certification Exam in order to work as a CNA in a nursing home. You cannot work as a CNA in a nursing home in any State unless you are approved by that State. If you are a CNA in New York State and want to work as a CNA in another state, you will need to request reciprocity. This means that you are asking the new state to recognize your CNA approval granted to you by New York State.

Can out-of-state students study in your school?

Yes, we have many out-of-state students who pursue study at the Manhattan Institute. We do not charge out-of-state students a higher tuition. Our Midtown Manhattan location makes it easy for students from the tri-State area - Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and even Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania. We have had students from all over the United States study with us. New York City is a great place to live, and even a better one when you pursue an education - at the Manhattan Institute.

Can a foreign student study in your school?

Yes, the Manhattan Institute is approved to accept foriegn students and can help you obtain an I-20 student visa if you qualify. We do not charge foreign students higher tuition. Our New York City location gives our foreign students a wonderful opportunity to take in all the culture and wonders Manhattan has to offer, while pursuing their education.

Is the Manhattan Institute a college or university?

No, the Manhattan Institute is not a college or university. We are a NYS licensed and nationally accredited career school. Our classes are career-focused and feature both classroom and practical education. We think you'll like the difference!

Do you offer student housing?

No, The manhattan Institute does not offer student housing. For low cost housing in New York, we suggest you visit:

How can I find out more about The Manhattan Institute?

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