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    Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) FREE Hackensack Meridian Health Sponsored

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    4:00 to 8:00pm Neptune Annex
    October 5, 2021 - December 16, 2021

    Mandatory Orientation September 16, 2021 at 11:00am

    Hackensack Meridian Health at Home Sponsored with Job Placement!

    Become a Certified Home Health Aide providing personal (hands-on) care to patients in their homes. Personal care consists of bathing, showering, exercises, transfers, etc. Upon successful completion of the 76-Hour course (60 hours classroom and 16 hours clinical), you will be eligible to take the New Jersey Home-Maker Home Health Aide Competency Exam.

    Admission requirements: Successful completion of criminal background check, drug screen, complete physical examination and flu vaccination all provided by Hackensack Meridian Health at Home is required for class enrollment. more

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    Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) FREE CLASS! Hackensack Meridian Sponsored

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    5:00 pm to 9:40pm Neptune Annex
    September 20, 2022- February 7, 2022
    Mandatory Orientation September 10 at 10:00am


    (days vary, schedule will be mailed to students)
    8:00am-2:30pm Neptune Annex
    December 7, 2021-February 28, 2022
    Mandatory Orientation November 22 at 10:00am

    Hackensack Meridian Sponsored FREE CLASS

    Become a Certified Nurse Aide in a Long Term Care Facility (CNA). Develop the skills necessary to care competently for the predominately geriatric client. Upon successful completion of the 90-hour course (50 hours classroom and 40 hours clinical), you will be eligible to take the New Jersey State Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facility Exam. Meridian will provide you with your textbook and physical. You will be required to pay for your, uniform, and certification. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, CNA candidates do not need a high school diploma to become licensed.

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    CNA to CHHA Conversion Class

    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    4:00pm-8:00pm Neptune Annex
    November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

    If you are certified CNA with an active license from New Jersey and want to become a CHHA, then take the conversion class. The conversion course focuses on personal care services in the home setting, cultural diversity, and foundations for a safe client environment, nutrition, housekeeping, concepts of home care and caring for the aged ill client. In addition, the CNA will learn how to administer care to hospice clients and their families in their home. As a result of successfully passing this class, you will be licensed as a CHHA by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

    Prerequisite Students should have an Active Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) licensur more

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    CPR: American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

    September 28, 2021
    5pm-9pm Hazlet


    October 19, 2021
    5pm-9pm Neptune Annex
    This 4-hour course includes Adult, Child, and Infant basic life support for single and 2-person professional rescue. The BLS Provider course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation. This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dental professionals, nurses, respiratory therapists, and lifeguards who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Healthcare Provider CPR course. The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2020 Guidelines. 4-hou more
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    Medical Terminology (Introduction)

    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tinton Falls (10 sessions)
    October 5, 2021-December 1, 2021
    This introductory course will help prepare those students contemplating a career in the medical field. Prefixes, suffixes, and root words will be studied as well as common abbreviations used in health care. Get a head start on your career as a nurse, medical or dental assistant, EKG technician, medical transcriptionist or just become a better informed patient. more
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    Medical Terminology and Drug Classifications

    Tuesday and Wednesday
    4:00pm-7:00pm Neptune Annex (2 sessions)
    October 5th and October 6th

    This class will enhance the student’s ability to communicate with physicians, dentists, or other medical professionals. The knowledge gained in this course will be useful in the student’s dealings with medical matters – whether it be a routine check-up or an in-depth discussion about various medical diseases. The class will also cover basic pharmacology as medications have a great power to both help and to harm patients. The basic principles of pharmacology, including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, side effects, as well as several drug classes and some of the commonly seen drugs within those classes will discussed.

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    Pharmacology for Everyday Use

    6:00pm to 9:00 pm Tinton Falls (45 hours)
    September 27, 2021-November 8, 2021
    This is an introductory program on the general aspects of pharmacology of drugs in the human body and of specific drugs used in debilitating conditions and major illnesses that have impacted our lives in the last 100 years. The program will consist of a general review of the history of medicine and medicinal agents discovered, a review of the major pharmacologic categories recognized in medical use today and the most popular medications (prescription and non-prescription drugs) used by the general population. In discussing the most popular medications, emphasis will be focused on the specific mechanisms of action, safety considerations, general uses, adverse effects and legal considerations more
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    Pharmacy Technician Training Program

    Tuesdays and Thursdays (90 hours)
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tinton Falls (30 sessions)
    September 28, 2021-January 21, 2022
    This is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for an entry-level position as a Pharmacy Technician within a community or hospital pharmacy. Upon completion of the program students will receive a certificate of completion and be prepared to study in order to take the National Certification Examination that is given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, which is recognized in all States within the USA. There is a separate fee for the examination, which is not included in the tuition. Requirements for taking the examination are as follows: HS diploma or GED (bring to first class); Minimum age of 18; Criminal background check with no criminal convictions. Registration as more
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    Practical Nursing Program (LPN)


    NEW:  Choice of three course sections.

    All sections meet:
    Mondays through Fridays
    7:30pm-2:30pm Neptune Annex
    *Clinical locations will vary.

    Selection One: Accelerated, 10.5 month program
    Course Dates: September 8, 2021 - July 20, 2022

    Selection Two: Extended-paced, 15 month program
    Course Dates: September 8, 2021 - November 19, 2022

    Selection Three: Extended-paced, 15 month program
    Course Dates: February 28, 2022 - May 2023

    No classes Mid-July through August.

    Starting in 1958, the MCVSD Practical Nursing Program has graduated over 4,100 students.

    For the past five years in a row the Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate has remained at 100%.

    This course offers academic studies and clinical experience to prepare students to meet the state requirements for licensure as a practical nurse in New Jersey. It  is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Education and accredited by Middle States. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX in New Jersey. Classes are admitted in September. Each class is assigned to an affiliating hospital/nursing home for clinical e more

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