New York Patient Care Technician

In New York, Patient Care Technicians are required to be listed on the New York Nurse Aide Registry. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in New York.

To become a Nurse Aide, one must do the following:

  • Completing Nurse Aide training and passing both written and skills exams

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Strong desire to help people
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning

You must also obtain national certification as a Patient Care Technician. We highly recommend seeking certification through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Eligibility requirements to take an NHA certification exam:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have completed a training program or have one year work experience in the field
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Note: The current fee for taking the exam is $149. Check with your PCT training program to see if this is included in your tuition and fees.

New York Contact Information:
NY Nurse Aide Registry
NY State Department of Health
Bureau of Credentialing – Attn: Nurse Aide Unit
875 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-408-1297
Registry Managed by:
Prometric
1260 Energy Lane
St. Paul, MN 55108
Verification: 800-918-8818
https://registry.prometric.com/registry/public
http://allnurses.com/new-york-nursing/registering-ny-cna-356049.html
http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/olcny/certified-nurse-aide.shtm


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