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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.

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


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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