Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

NEW! Prerequisites: You MUST have a complete physical exam, documentation of immunizations, and two-step PPD test (for exposure to tuberculosis) or chest X-ray. Proof must be provided when registering for the class. This is a mandatory regulation and there are no exceptions. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 7 and math score of 7 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Becoming a Certified Nurse Aide is a great way to launch your career in the health care profession. This 90-hour program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The curriculum includes 50 hours of classroom lecture with lab, 40 hours of clinical experience, and meets the curriculum requirements mandated by the NJDHSS. This program will prepare you to sit for the NJDHSS written examination and the required skills evaluation.

As a CNA, you will be eligible for employment in a long-term care facility, assisted living facility, adult medical day care or some hospitals.

NOTE: Fingerprinting and a criminal background check are also required, and paperwork will be done on the first day of class.

HCNA-146 (90 Hours)
Fee: $2,940 (Tuition $980, Materials $915, Lab $1,050)
Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (based on schedule)

Lecture: Worthington Campus
Clinical: Various long-term facilities

  • Section FW01-beginning Oct. 6 (Ending Nov. 14)
  • Section FW02-beginning Jan. 5 (Ending Feb. 20)
  • Section FW03-beginning March 2 (Ending April 10)

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