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CNA Training in New Jersey

Browse local CNA courses offered at New Jersey schools

Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant

When considering a new career be sure to research the future outlook of any position you are considering. A career in nursing is a choice that has a very bright outlook with 19% per year job growth expected through the year 2018. New Jersey CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training will provide you the skills necessary to enter this fast growing field in a relatively short amount of time.

With an average salary of $32,000 per year, New Jersey CNAs earn 9% more than the rest of the country. Jobs are plentiful in hospitals, long term nursing care facilities, assisted living homes, private home care, and hospice care organizations.


According to the NJ Department of Health and Senior Citizens there are 60 licensed schools that offer courses leading to the CNA certification. The programs require a minimum of 90 hours of course work split between 50 classroom hours and 40 hours of clinical skills training. For those who qualify, there are programs that will reimburse the entire cost of the CNA schooling if the applicant is hired by a long term care facility before, during, or within twelve months of beginning training.

The training consists of a variety of courses to prepare the student to be successful once they graduate. Classes include topics such as: how to respond to health emergencies, infection control for nurse and patient, meeting the needs of patient and family, and many others. The clinical rotations will prepare each student to be able to take readings such as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. Students will also acquire skills in managing patients needs, and gain experience in working closely with other nurses and doctors.

After successfully completing the 5 – 8 week course, the student must pass the Nurse Aide Assessment Examination to become certified and be placed on the New Jersey state nurse registry. This exam is a test that evaluates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a nursing assistant position. It has a written portion and a clinical skills portion and should be easily passed by applying the training received from a qualified education program.

Once hired, the duties of a CNA are numerous. Attending to patients, taking vitals, monitoring fluid input and output, and observing changes in the patient’s health situation are just a few. Other responsibilities may include helping patients with personal needs such as walking or personal grooming, changing beds, and helping the patient’s family to understand their situation.



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List of CNA Classes in New Jersey

A1 Allied Health Training Institute – Camden

442 South Broadway, Camden, New Jersey 08103
Phone: (856) 203-3526

Academy of Training and Employment – Newark

936 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 733-2727

Ace Healthcare Training Institute Inc. CNA Training Course – Dover

8 South Morris Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 366-7171

Ace Healthcare Training Institute Nurse Aide Training – Union

930 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 851-2700

AMG Medical Institute Nursing Assistant Course – Paterson

175 Market Street, 4th Floor, Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 278-0500

ASI Career Institute Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program – Turnersville

5360 Black Horse Pike, Turnersville, New Jersey 08012
Phone: (856) 232-4677

Atlantic Cape Community College – Atlantic City

1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Phone: (609) 343-4851

Bergen Community College Division of Continuing Education – Paramus

400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 612-5473

Berkel Training Institute CNA Program – Trenton

320 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: (609) 392-1855

Best Care CNA Program – East Orange

68 South Harrison Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07018
Phone: (973) 673-3900

Branford Institute Nurse Aide Course – Elizabeth

570 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: (908) 352-1004

Brookdale Community College – Freehold

Route 9 South, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 224-2011

Brookdale Community College – Lincroft

765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Phone: (732) 224-2380

Brooks Alternative Technical School Nurse Aide Program – Cherry Hill

701 North Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, New Jersey 08078
Phone: (856) 939-8300

Burlington County Institute of Technology – Adult Education, Westampton

695 Woodlane Road, Westampton, New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 267-4226

C and C Nurse Aide Training School – Irvington

1068 Clinton Avenue, Suite 201, Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (973) 373-6667

Camden County College Continuing Education Nurse Aide Program – Blackwood

207 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 589-7981

Camden County Technical School Allied Health Program – Sicklerville

343 Berlin-Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Phone: (856) 767-7000

CareerTek Training Institute – East Orange

134 Evergreen Place, East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: (973) 678-6886

CDM Institute – Marlton

3 Eves Drive, Suite 309, Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 983-2220

CDM Institute – Woodbridge

1 Woodbridge Center, Suite 210, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (732) 750-0399

CDM Institute Nursing Assistant Course – Wayne

40 Galesi Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 785-1234

CDM Institute of New Jersey – Vineland

9 North 6th Street, Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 691-3841

Claire Caring Institute – Elizabeth

1139 East Jersey Street, Suite 219, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
Phone: (908) 994-9199

Com-Tec Institute CNA Training Program – East Orange

44 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 673-6100

Cumberland County Technical Educational Center – Bridgeton

601 Bridgeton Avenue, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 451-9000

Essex County College – Newark

303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 877-3220

Essex County Vocational Schools – Verona

900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 395-8555

Gloucester County College Division of Lifelong Learning – Sewell

1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Phone: (856) 384-8511

Graceland Healthcare Resources, Inc. – East Orange

55 Washington Street, East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 414-8700

Hopewell Career Institute – Newark

17 Muhammad Ali Avenue, Newark, NJ 07108
Phone: (973) 643-0100

Hudson County Community College – Jersey City

870 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Phone: (201) 360-4284

Hunterdon County Polytech – Flemington

8 Bartels Corner, Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: (908) 806-7853

JKB Education Resources, Inc. – Stewartsville

800 Fanning Mill Road, Stewartsville, NJ 08886
Phone: (917) 763-8124

LTC Career Training CNA Program – Asbury Park

600 Main Street, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
Phone: (732) 988-1700

Marie Allied Health and Technical Institute – Somerset

863 Hamilton Street, Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Phone: (732) 565-0898

Mercer County Community College Certified Nurses Aide Program – West Windsor

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 570-3241

Millville Senior High School

200 Wade Boulevard, Millville, NJ 08332
Phone: (856) 327-6040

Moe Shea Corporation Vocational Institute Certified Nursing Aide Program – Bordentown

3 3rd Street, Suite 202, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Phone: (609) 324-9911

Monmouth County Vocational School – Freehold

4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 431-6292

Monmouth County Vocational School – Neptune

105 Neptune Blvd., Suite 305, Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 431-7245

Ocean County Vocational Technical School CNA Training Program – Toms River

1299 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Phone: (732) 473-3100 x 3135

Param Institute of Education – Iselin

200 Middlesex Essex Tpk, Suite #105, Iselin, NJ 08830
Phone: (732) 404-1415

Partners Pharmacy – Cranford

70 Jackson Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Phone: (908) 931-9111 x 2298

Health Promotions Information – Union

979 Lehigh Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083
Phone: (908) 687-0808

Passaic County Technical Institute Nurse Aide Training Program – Wayne

45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 790-6000

PRN Training Center Nurse Aide Program – Bridgeton

60 Lebanon Road, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Phone: (856) 459-3222

PRN Training Center, LLC – Bridgeton

60 Lebanon Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 459-3222

Salem County Vocational Technical School – Woodstown

890 Route 45, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Phone: (856) 769-0101 x 346

The HoHoKus School at Bergen Regional Medical Center Nursing Assistant Course

230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 967-7585

Warren County Community College CNA Program – Washington

475 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: (908) 689-7613

Workforce Advantage CNA Course – Elizabeth

49 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
Phone: (908) 355-2288

Workforce Advantage CNA Training Program – Union City

3608 Bergenline Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 865-1199

Workforce Advantage Nurse Aide Program – Jersey City

924 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Phone: (201) 222-0901

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New Jersey CNA Career Training Schools

Browse our list of New Jersey schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.

3 Steps to New Jersey CNA Certification

1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

2) Pass the New Jersey CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)

3) Pass the New Jersey CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program

How can I become a CNA in New Jersey if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?

You can apply for a New Jersey CNA license by way of reciprocity through the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the New Jersey nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.

Helpful Links for Nursing Assistants in New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Nursing
New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry

Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
National Association of Health Care Assistants
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants