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Schenectady County Graduates First Class of CNAs at Glendale Home

Photo of the CNA graduates holding their diplomas and certificates

Schenectady County is proud to announce the graduation of the first class of Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) students from Glendale Home. The County opened the state-of-the-art Glendale Home in 2014 to provide residents with a place they could age in their own community.

This milestone comes at a critical time, as there are significant shortages of CNAs and other essential healthcare positions throughout New York State.

“CNAs are vital to our healthcare system; they provide essential care to patients and assist with daily activities, alongside nurses and other medical professionals,” said County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing, and Human Services Committee. “Congratulations to the graduates of Glendale Home's new CNA training program! Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated, and we are excited to see the positive impact you will make.”

This is the first class to graduate from Glendale’s CNA training program, which was approved by NYSDOH this spring. The graduates will continue to perform clinical duties and classroom skills review at Glendale while they wait to take the New York State Department of Health certified nurse assisting exam. Upon passing the exam a certificate will be awarded and the individual will be entered into the New York State nurse aide registry.

Following the success of this inaugural class, Glendale Home plans to hold CNA training classes several times a year. Those interested in applying can reach out to Glendale’s Human Resources Department for more information.

Students in the program are paid while they learn, and upon successful completion of the course and passing the state exam, they are offered a position with Glendale. Glendale Home is looking for the right candidates who are eager to start a rewarding career in healthcare.