North River Academy

This program teaches English language learners how to become New York State certified nursing assistants. Students in this class learn all of the skills to become a nursing assistant and have the opportunity to improve their English at the same time. This course is taught by an ESL teacher and a nursing instructor who work together to ensure students understand the material. This program is funded by a grant and students are responsible for the cost for their textbook, uniform, and exam fee. 

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Students must have a Social Security number. 
  • Students must be non-native English speakers. 
  • Students must be over the age of 21. 
  • No high school diploma required!

Please contact Dora Fernandez at (845) 486-4800 ext. 6131 if you are interested in learning more.