New York may best be known for New York City, the epicenter of many international activities, businesses, and financial markets. However, the state is also home to some of the most gorgeous outdoor scenery in the United States, including Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes region and Lake Oneida. The 19.7 million residents of New York expect some of the best health care in the world and often come to find it at some of most well-known of the state’s 177 hospitals, such as Beth Israel Medical Center and the Mount Sinai Health System. CNAs have an essential place in this system as they care especially for the 2.9 million residents over the age of 65.
– Capital: Albany
– Minimum Wage: $9.00
– Number of Hospitals: 177
– Number of Nursing Homes: 116,448
– Total Population: 19,746,227
– Population (ages 45-64): 5,288,499
– Population (ages 65+): 2,898,094
– Population (ages 85+): 429,182
– United States Military Academy
– Columbia University
– Cornell University
The only people who do not have to complete CNA training in New York are graduate nurses, U.S. practical nurses and registered nurses and foreign nurses. However, graduate nurses and foreign nurses are still required to take the competency examination. All other individuals will need to take a New York-approved training course before testing.
Before beginning a CNA class, potential students must be at least 18 years old and must be able to read, write and understand English at least at a sixth-grade level. Having a high school diploma may help students find a job and further their education or employment opportunities. However, they are not required to have this. Applicants will need to have a background check complete with fingerprint cards and drug testing. In addition, they will need up-to-date immunizations and a negative tuberculosis test to work with patients. Individuals should also be able to perform the duties of a CNA, such as lifting 40 pounds and spending long hours on their feet.
All approved training programs have at least 100 hours of training total. Of these hours, 70 should be spent in the classroom learning theory, and the other 30 should be spent in a clinical setting providing hands-on care. New York only recognizes accredited programs and does not accept any online training from those applying to take the examination. Programs must pass the guidelines determined by the New York Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.
The New York CNA competency examination is administered by Prometric at 23 regional testing sites as well as at some CNA training facilities. The test includes both knowledge and skills tests. Both sections must be passed before individuals will be listed as CNAs. The cost is $115 except in the case of an oral knowledge test, which increases the cost to $135.
The knowledge examination includes 60 multiple-choice questions, which must be completed in 90 minutes or less. Those who wish to take this section orally need to indicate this on their applications. The oral examination is completed with a CD player and headphones and includes an additional 16 multiple-choice questions to test reading comprehension.
The skills examination will be performed in front of a Nurse Aide Evaluator and will be performed on a resident actor who is another tester. Individuals will be required to perform five skills. One skill will be hand washing, and another skill is indirect care. The other three skills are chosen at random on the day of the test. Testers will have between 31 and 40 minutes to complete this section based on the skills that they are asked to perform.
Test results are usually available online 48 hours after taking the test. Those who have failed will only need to retake the section that was failed. Applicants can have three attempts per section. The examination must be passed within two years from the end of training completion.
Out-of-state applicants may be able to transfer their certifications to New York if their current certifications are active and in good standing with no accusations of patient abuse or neglect. Individuals will need to apply and send in a copy of their out-of-state certifications. If individuals have had a name change, they will need to send in supporting documentation. Those who have certifications with no expiration date listed will also need to send a letter from their employers stating that they have worked for pay as a CNA for at least seven hours in the past two years. The fee for reciprocity is $50, and the application is available through Prometric’s Website.
New York CNAs must renew their certifications every 24 months. To recertify, they will need to have worked at least seven hours for pay in the past 24 months. Those who are not currently working as CNAs will be recertified for two years from the date of their last employment. A new expiration date is determined using the last day of the month in which one was certified. The fee for recertification is $40 and is paid by one’s employer. Those who let their certifications lapse will need to retake the certification examination. Those who have lapsed certifications and who did not complete a state-approved training program on or after July 1, 1989, will need to retrain and retest to regain certification status.
|New York-Presbyterian University Hospital Of Columbia And Cornell||525 East 68th Street||New York||NY||10065||212-746-5454||Website|
|Nyu Langone Medical Center||550 First Avenue||New York||NY||10016||212-263-7300||Website|
|Mount Sinai Hospital||One Gustave L Levy Place||New York||NY||10029||212-241-6500||Website|
|St. Francis Hospital||100 Port Washington Boulevard||Roslyn||NY||11576||516-562-6000||Website|
|Ur Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital||601 Elmwood Avenue||Rochester||NY||14642||585-275-2100||Website|
|Northern Westchester Hospital||400 East Main Street||Mount Kisco||NY||10549||914-666-1200||Website|
|St. Peter'S Hospital||315 South Manning Boulevard||Albany||NY||12208||518-525-1550||Website|
|Lenox Hill Hospital||100 East 77th Street||New York||NY||10075||212-434-2000||Website|
|Winthrop-University Hospital||259 First Street||Mineola||NY||11501||516-663-0333||Website|
|North Shore University Hospital||300 Community Drive||Manhasset||NY||11030||516-562-0100||Website|
|Montefiore Medical Center||111 East 210th Street||Bronx||NY||10467||718-920-4321||Website|
|Albany Medical Center||43 New Scotland Avenue||Albany||NY||12208||518-262-3125||Website|
|Glen Cove Hospital||101 St Andrews Lane||Glen Cove||NY||11542||516-674-7300||Website|
|Rochester General Hospital||1425 Portland Avenue||Rochester||NY||14621||585-922-4000||Website|
|St. Joseph'S Hospital Health Center||301 Prospect Avenue||Syracuse||NY||13203||315-448-5111||Website|
|Ellis Hospital||1101 Nott Street||Schenectady||NY||12308||518-243-4000||Website|
|Long Island Jewish Medical Center||270-05 76th Avenue||New Hyde Park||NY||11040||718-470-7000||Website|
|Northern Dutchess Hospital||6511 Springbrook Avenue||Rhinebeck||NY||12572||845-876-3001||Website|
|Phelps Memorial Hospital Center||701 North Broadway||Sleepy Hollow||NY||10591||914-366-3000||Website|
|Southside Hospital||301 East Main Street||Bay Shore||NY||11706||631-968-3000||Website|