CTE

Career & Technical Education

Nurse Assisting (Nurse Aide)

 


Adult and Secondary Nurse Assisting (Nurse Aide) programs preparing students for testing to become Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) in New York State must be approved for operation by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health.

Approval to Conduct a Nurse Aide Training Program in New York State

The Guidelines for Approval of a Nurse Aide Training Program(PDF document)
contains all of the information and forms necessary to submit an application for approval of a school-based nurse aide program. The guide will assist schools to plan, organize and provide programs for nurse aide preparation; to facilitate the approval/re-approval process required to operate a program; to develop curricular materials that meet the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health standards; and to prepare for the required SED-conducted site visits every two years.
Forms contained in the Guide include:

 

Nurse Assisting Curriculum

Updated nurse aide training program content implemented by the New York State Department of Health in 2017 was reviewed by the State Education Department.

  • NYS DOH has mandated required curriculum,as outlined in Appendix A of the "Guidelines for Approval of a Nurse Aide Training Program" .
  • NYS DOH has also mandated new clinical skills which must be documented by the instructor on the Clinical Skills Performance Record Evaluation Checklist.

  • Clinical Skills Performance Record Evaluation Checklist (PDF document
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    Last Updated: April 6, 2020