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
( 494KB) 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 aides’ 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:
Form 1 Application Cover Sheet (56KB)
Form 2 Program Coordinator Verification ( 47KB)
Form 3 Nurse Aide Instructor Verification ( 50 KB)
Form 4 Curriculum Identification/Verification ( 41 KB)
Form 5 Site Visit Self Evaluation ( 85 KB)
Form 6 Program Continuity Form
(to be submitted in non-site visit years, 46 KB )
Nurse Assisting Curriculum
Updated nurse aide training program content implemented by the New York State Department of Health in 2006 was reviewed by the State Education Department and health occupations educators. Two addenda have been developed to supplement the Health Occupations Core Curriculum and the Nurse Assisting Curriculum and are designed to be inserted into the current curriculum documents.
Nurse Assisting Curriculum 1988 ( 3.1 MB)
Nurse Assisting Curriculum Supplement 1990 ( 683 KB)
Nurse Assisting Addendum 2006 ( 92.77 KB)
Clinical Skills Performance Checklist (2006) ( 237 KB) Checklist in PDF format (165 KB)
The Health Occupations Core Curriculum and Nurse Assisting Curriculum is no longer updated, but is available in the PDF files below.
HOE Core Addendum (2006) ( 45.90 KB)