This program is designed for those whose native language is not English, who understand a moderate amount of English, and who wish to enter the field of nursing. Students will be given the tools to improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills while they attend the Certified Nurse Aide in a Long Term Care Facility (CNA) course. Students will 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), students will be eligible to take the New Jersey State Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facility Exam. Students can be absent no more than two classes.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, CNA candidates do not need a high school diploma to become licensed, however, a prerequisite for certification is passing criminal background check and other documentation as noted on the NJ Department of Health website.
Admission requirements: complete physical examination including flu/covid-19 vaccine, background check, purchase uniform and attend orientation. Cost of certification exam is not included.
Additional hours may be required for those students who need extra help.