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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Online

Lehman College's Nursing Assistant Certificate is a New York State Education Department approved training for those seeking employment as CNAs in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and home health agencies. CNAs work directly with patients providing quality patient care.. Students must successfully complete the course and clinical to be eligible to take the New York State credentialing examination.


HS diploma or GED/TASC

Prerequisite or corequisite or proof of current completion: CPR100: CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) with AED for Health Care Providers

Program includes

Total Hours: 125 hours. Anatomy and Physiology (50 hours), Fundamentals of Patient Care (50 hours), Nursing Home Clinical Rotation (30 hours). (Prerequisites: Required prior to clinical CPR100: CPR for Health Care Providers or current national certification from the American Heart Association (AHA.) Completed CNA Medical exam documentation is due at the 1st class meeting. *NOTE: $115 required a testing fee to be paid in class; uniform and textbook fee not included.

Program certification: In order to receive a program certificate, you must complete all required courses listed with a grade of C or better. To request a certificate, please send an email to with “Certificate Request” on subject line.

Program Courses

Anatomy and Physiology /Fundamentals of Patient Care Part 1
Anatomy and Physiology /Fundamentals of Patient Care Part 2
Clinical Rotation

Courses with clinical content may be held partially in person.

Financial Assistance

The program above is qualified for Workforce1 ITG Vouchers. Individual Training Grant (ITG) vouchers are issued by Workforce1 Career Centers and provide funding for occupational skills training that leads to employment in New York City high-demand occupations. Become a member of a Workforce1 Center near you.

Patient Care Technician Program for CNAs

This program is for CNAs that wish to advance to the position of patient care technicians. Please see Healthcare Technicians page for more information.

Coordinator Contact

Arlette Paul

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