Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)*

Health Care Career Training

Due before registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than 2 months prior to first date of class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again prior to your internship.

Due on the first day of class: Fingerprinting and a criminal background check are also required and are included in the cost of the program and paperwork will be done on the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Notes: Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance prior to starting clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions. Becoming a Certified Nurse Aide is a great way to launch a 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 students to sit for the NJDHSS written examination and the required skills evaluation.

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

HCNA-146 (90 hours)
Fee: $3,195 (Tuition $2,880, Materials $315)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (based on schedule)
    Beginning September 13 (ends October 17)
    Clinical: Various long-term care facilities

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