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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