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By Suzanne Sweezy
The state of New York offers a great opportunity among medical skilled professionals, especially, Certified Nurse Aides. The state is ranked in the top ten in demand for CNAs, thus, making is a sound career choice. To be eligible to work as a CNA in New York, one must follow the requirements of NY Federal, statute and regulations. These regulations are adopted by the State for the protection and security of the residents as well as the health-care workers.

New York CNA Requirements
  • An active CNA certification
  • A good standing employment record
  • Good record during criminal background check
  • Physically equipped

New York Salary Averages for a CNA
  • Between $20,060 to $32,390
  • $8.13 - $10.20 per hour typically (Hourly rate will increase by experience)

New York Training Program

New York CNA training program must have at least 75 hours or more both classroom and clinical training. Some state - approved training programs may differ when it comes to number of hours in classroom and practical training.

State of New York:Renewing Certification
(1) A pre-printed re-certification form will be mailed out to the CNA 2- 3 months prior to your expiration date. If you still do not receive any notice, you may obtain a renewal form by contacting New York Nurse Aide Registry or visiting the State Registry website.
(2) Requirement for renewal is that you must be employed, performing nursing or nursing-related services for at eight hours for pay within the past 24 months.
(3) Completed form with required documents and fees must be mailed to the address indicated in the form.
To renew Expired CNA Certification in New York:
(1) Contact New York Nurse Aide Registry.
(2) If registry provide form, completed form with required documents and fees must be mailed to the address indicated in the form.

New York: Applying for Reciprocity

If an approved CNA moves to New York from their home state, the applicant must contact the New York Nurse Aide Registry to obtain a transfer/reciprocity form. Completed form with required documents and fees must be submitted by mail. In addition, an applicant must have good standing status in their home state and their CNA certification is still active. Once it is approve, applicants name will be listed to Registry and will be eligible to work in New York as a CNA.

New York State Information
NY Nurse Aide Registry
NY State Department of Health
Bureau of Professional Credentialing
Records Access Officer

New York-Approved Training Programs

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY
Cost is $1200
Consist 120 hours of classroom (90) and clinical (30) training.

Hostos Community College
Main Campus:
Bronx, NY

CUNY in the Heights:
New York, NY
Cost is $950 (CUNY in the Heights) and $995 (Main Campus)
Total of 130 hours course

Fingerlakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
Cost is $1750

Mandl School, The College of Allied Health
New York, NY
Consist 180 hours

Westchester Community College
Valhalla, NY
Cost is $1200 include textbook
It is a 120 hour course

Suzanne is the CNA dedicated to cnatestcoach.com - a great resource for those interested in how to become a CNA. She has a great CNA study guide and also offers 25 free flash cards when you sign up for her newsletter.

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New York CNA Information - Requirements, Salary, Training and Reciprocity