Apprenticeship Opportunity 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

What does a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) do?

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. CNAs perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility.

Responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) include, but are not limited to:

      • Providing for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary and ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; and providing fresh water and nourishment between meals
      • Maintaining patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine and recording intake and output information
      • Providing patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients’ call lights and requests; and reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor
      • Documenting actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records
      • Maintaining work operations by following policies and procedures
      • Protecting organization’s value by keeping patient information confidential
      • Serving and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures; federal, state, and local requirements
      • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in professional organizations, and maintaining licensure
      • Enhancing nursing department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

What are the prerequisites and qualifications to start the program?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to complete physical tasks
  • Ability to work in the United States
  • Provide photo ID and social security card
  • Medical clearance and COVID vaccination will be required


What is unique about the Certified Nursing Assistant opportunity at Staten Island PPS?

Through this program, you will be eligible to become a Certified Nursing Assistant Apprentice. This means that you will receive training and immediately start working at a skilled nursing facility that will ensure you receive thorough training and become skilled in your job. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, you will receive a Certification of Completion of Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor. This is nationally recognized in all 50 states and is an achievement that you will have as part of your professional portfolio.

What are the requirements to become a Certified Home Health Aide Apprentice?

Successful completion of an accredited certified nursing assistant training program, a completed apprentice agreement, and completion of an apprenticeship program.

When is training offered?

There will be classes offered throughout the year. Please fill out the form below to join the waiting list for the upcoming class.


Certified Nursing Assistant

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