CNA Training

The McGuire Group Health Care Facilities proudly offer paid training programs for those seeking to become Certified Nursing Assistants.  These programs not only help provide better care for our patients and residents, but also add to our strong team atmosphere and high retention rate.

Below you will find further information on how to become a CNA. We also encourage you to visit the other pages throughout the site to learn more about our outstanding government rankings, the incredible services we provide, and “The McGuire Mission” – to be your first and best choice.

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CNA Training FAQs

The McGuire Group has CNA Training Programs every month!  Joining a training class is dependent on the status of your application, background check and any additional paperwork required by the facility’s Director of Human Resources.  Schedules vary from month-to-month.  You will be informed of the specific training start dates upon your hiring.

The McGuire Training Center is located at 425 Michigan Avenue in Buffalo.

This is for the classroom portion of the training and the certification exam.  Additionally, there are five clinical days which are held at the location you will be working.

Several of our facilities are located near public transportation bus lines; however, for those that are not, we are pleased to offer transportation services.  To learn more about our transportation programs – CLICK HERE.

In order to have your application considered for the CNA Trainee Program, the following is required:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • No findings or convictions of resident abuse, mistreatment and misappropriation of property
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions and work well with and show respect towards fellow staff members, physicians, residents and family members
  • Caring and compassionate bedside manner
  • Respect for residents’ privacy and rights; display of genuine concern for the elderly
  • Able to perform tasks while upholding high standards of quality, cleanliness and kindness
  • Physical endurance for frequent activity; ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds

CNAs work under the direction of a licensed nurse (RN) to provide daily nursing and personal care to residents and patients in accordance with the individual’s plan of care. This position is responsible for tending to the physical and emotional needs of residents, while ensuring they are comfortable, safe and maintaining good hygiene and personal cleanliness.

After 112.5 hours of training, individuals are required to pass a New York State administered exam to receive their certification.

Training Program Schedule:  
16 Days:  10 classroom (75 Hours);  5 clinical days (37.5 Hours) including one day on the afternoon shift; final exam and graduation are on the 16th day.

NO MISSED TIME is allowed.

Training is monthly.  Start dates for each month depend on the facility.  Training program schedule is subject to change.

Yes!  All individuals hired for the CNA training program are employees of the company and therefore will receive payment during their training.

Hourly wages will be determined by the Director of Human Resources at your facility. 

CNA Training Program employees are expected to work at the facility after training is completed and the New York State exam is passed.

To apply for our CNA Training Program, please CLICK HERE, and search for the position under the facility you are hoping to work for.  Please make sure you apply for the CNA Trainee position.

The HR Director from that facility will contact you.

The McGuire Group proudly offers CNAs an opportunity to pursue an LPN degree through an accredited training program. Classes are typically held during the evening on Monday – Thursday. The program is offered to individuals who have been employed part-time or full-time with a McGuire facility for at least one year. Candidates must pass an entrance exam, complete a personal interview and demonstrate a commitment to long-term care before acceptance is granted into the program. Upon graduation, they are required to pass the board exam before receiving their license. Financial assistance may be available with additional opportunities for loan forgiveness.

We also have a partnership with Erie II BOCES for a fully paid 12-month LPN training program. Look for announcements about this opportunity at the beginning of each new year.

You may also contact our Human Resource Representative for more information.

To learn more about joining our team, apply online or send your application to the following:

Autumn View – 4650 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2450
Human Resources Director, Tammy Nellist

Brookhaven – 801 Gazzola Drive, East Patchogue, NY 11772 (631) 447-8800
Human Resources Director, Melanie Simeone

Garden Gate – 2365 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Human Resources Director, Alison Courtney (716) 826-2010 ext. 1216

Harris Hill – 2699 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-3700
Human Resources Director, Angela Mostiller

Northgate – 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 694-7700
Human Resources Director, Judy Ogden

Seneca – 2987 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 828-0500
Human Resources Director, Liz Blundell

The McGuire Group Float Positions – 425 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 826-2010
Human Resources Director, Angela Mostiller