This program focuses on the application of skills needed to provide routine patient care. The emphasis is on safety for self and patient. Competency is based on demonstrations and knowledge of geriatric care cases. A 30-hour nursing home externship supervised by a New York State licensed RN is required and mandated by the Department of Health. Nurse Aide Competency Examination and Certification Services under the New York State Department of Health regulate the CNA license exam and is administered by Prometric - NY Nurse Aide.