Certified Nursing Aide (CNA)

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services regulates this professional certification program, which is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of nursing care and philosophy. The program follows a series of modules designed to build skill competency and theory within the nurse aide student. Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) may practice in long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and subacute facilities. Both the classroom theory and practicum components incorporate such topics as health and disease processes, therapeutic and technical procedures, vital signs, hygiene and grooming care, nutrition and hydration, infection control, restorative care, observation and reporting, psychosocial care skills, caring for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and ethical behavior.   Attend a Nursing Information Session Nursing Information Sessions(pdf)  

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services regulates this professional certification program, which is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of nursing care and philosophy. The program follows a series of modules designed to build skill competency and theory within the nurse aide student. Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) may practice in long-term care facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and subacute facilities. Both the classroom theory and practicum components incorporate such topics as health and disease processes, therapeutic and technical procedures, vital signs, hygiene and grooming care, nutrition and hydration, infection control, restorative care, observation and reporting, psychosocial care skills, caring for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and ethical behavior.

 

 


Program Information

Students can pick up a packet at the Camden Campus in College Hall, suite 228 or at the Blackwood Campus in Halpern Hall, suite 117.

Information sessions are held through the semester. At these sessions the students get valuable information on the program as well as a packet with guidance. It is highly recommended that a student attend one of these sessions.

Students are expected to be professional in class, lab and clinical setting. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the program without refund. After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the skills and written test for state certification. The $76.00 certification fee is separate from program’s tuition.

The CNA registration packet is available at the Information Session. Completed packets should be returned to: College Hall if taking the course in Camden or Kevin G. Halpern Hall for Science & Health Education, Room 329 if taking the course in Blackwood.

4 college credits apply.

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration)

  • Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • Students must be 18 years of age.
  • Students must maintain their own health insurance.
    Forms for Physical/Immunities/Background Check/Liability
    will be provided at the scheduled Information Session
  • Students will maintain their own liability insurance.
  • Student physical must be completed by doctor or nurse practitioner indicating they are in good health and meet the requirements for the course. We cannot accept physicals that were completed over six months ago.
  • Students are expected to have several immunizations or be immune prior to registration. This can be done at your doctor’s office.
  • Students must have a 9 panel drug test.
  • Students must have a 2-step PPD. The PPD must consist of the following:
    Students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return within 48-72 hours to have it read by their practitioner. The second PPD must be completed within 7-21 days after the 1st and read within 48-72 hours. There must be proof from your doctor’s office of completion of both. PPD’s are good for one year.
  • Students must pass criminal background checks.
  • Students are required to attend every class, lab and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who violate this requirement.
  • Students must complete each module in order to progress to the next module.
  • In addition to class time, clinical pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinical schedule will be announced at the start of class.
  • Students are expected to be professional while attending class, lab and clinical setting. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the class, lab and clinical site and the program without refund.
  • Students are also expected to purchase the required textbook and uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the time of registration.

Additional information

CTI Code

ALH 122

Hours

90