CNA502 Sp24) Certified Nurse Aide (90 hours)

The dates, times, and/or delivery (either in-person and/or remotely) of this class are subject to change due to the impact of COVID-19. All students who register for the class will be contacted via email and/or by phone, if and when, changes are made to this class.  If you are not contacted by the Adult Education office, then this class will run as normally scheduled.

Clinical Site COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

It has just recently been brought to our attention that some of our clinical partners are requiring students in our Allied Health Programs to be fully vaccinated (two weeks or more removed from a 2 dose series of a vaccine or two weeks or more removed after 1 dose of the J&J vaccine) against COVID-19.  As a result of this and in order to attend clincial at some of the sites, students who wish to enroll in our Allied Health Programs need to submit a copy of their vaccination card as part of their normal required prerequisites prior to beginning their program.  Students who enroll in one of our Allied Health Programs and fail to submit their vaccination card as proof of being "fully vaccinated" will not be entitled to a refund, but will need to withdraw from the program. 

Course Prerequisites:

1. Physical, Immunizations, 2 step PPD, and 10-Panel Urine Drug Test

2. Criminal Background 

3. Proof of Medical Insurance

4. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - CPR-AHA (BLS/CPR Class)

5. Individual should possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

Course Description:

The New Jersey Department of Health approved the 90-hour training course, which includes 50 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical experiences in a New Jersey licensed long-term care facility. Certified Nurse Aides provide basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff.  They perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom patients, change linens, and transfer or transport patients. Students learn to meet the psychological, social, physical and environmental needs (stressing safety) of the patient.  A minimum of 16 hours of training in the areas of communication and interpersonal  skills, infection control, promoting residents' independence and respecting residents's rights, safety/emergency procedures are taught to students prior to any direct contact with a resident.  There are 4 modules in this course that are to be completed in logical sequence from module I-IV.  The New Jersey curriculum requires completion of Modules I and II prior to giving physical care to residents. All students must wear their BCIT issued photo ID with name clear and visible (ID will be issued during the first week of class. Course cost does not include Textbook and Uniform (Navy Blue Scrubs- solid without prints/white shoes). Fees for certification with NJ State Department of Health is not included.  





Certification and Job Outlook:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, job outlook is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for these patients. 

This course qualifies students for entry-level positions in the health field. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the N.J. State certification test for long-term care Certified Nurse Assistant positions.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the student will:

1) Have a basic nurse aide knowledge and skills needed to care for residents of long-term care facilities.

2) Assume the responsibilities of a trained caregiver.


Additional Information:
Course cost does not include Textbooks and Scrubs. Textbook and Scrubs Purchase Required: 1.) Navy Blue Scrubs- solid without prints/white shoes; 2.) Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics 6th Edition ISBN: 978-1-60425-141-8 3.) Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care Workbook ISBN: 978-1-60425-142-5