Certified Nursing Assistant

  • The Genesee Valley BOCES provides a detailed training program that prepares students to be responsible for providing safe patient care under the supervision of a nurse.  Through the program, a student learns to provide baths, distribute and collect trays, feed patients, escort and transfer patients, provide oral care, turn and position patients, and many other necessary functions of daily living. 

    This training provides a student with the flexibility to be ready to work in a hospital or a long-term care facility.  It may also be used as a preliminary step in the pathway to other health care careers and certainly would assist an interested adult in determining if a health care career fits their lifestyle and personal talents.  The program is no less than a 150-hour program, approved by the New York State Education Department, and designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment following successful mastery of the post-program certification testing.

    Interested applicants should be aware that the New York State Department of Health requires a criminal background check and fingerprinting prior to employment and defines the specific applicant's criminal history that will prevent employment in NYS Skilled Nursing Facility sites.

    Our upcoming CNA Classes:


    Rochester Tech Park in Gates:  Currently not a CNA program site.

    Batavia:  Currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

    Mount Morris:  Currently accepting applications for Spring 2024.

    Funding is available for qualified applicants.
    Contact Daryl at 585-344-7788 to request an application or click on the link below to complete and print an application attached below and mail it to:

    Genesee Valley BOCES
    Adult Education
    8250 State Street Road
    Batavia, NY 14020

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