Nurse Aide Training Programs in New Jersey

What is the first criteria in selecting a nursing assistant training program in New Jersey? You must choose a CNA program that has received state approval and meets the training requirements for certified nursing assistants in New Jersey. It is the job of the New Jersey Department of Education as well as the Department of Health and Senior Services to monitor all state-approved nursing assistant courses and programs. By monitoring CNA courses the state ensures that nurse aide students receive the appropriate training and education to become certified nurse aides.

Prior to enrolling in a CNA program make sure the nurse aide course has been approved by one of the above departments. The CNA classes listed below are state-approved and meet all the required criteria in terms of classroom and clinical experiences, lesson plans and annual reports, as well as instructor's qualifications. There are certain students who complete a nursing assistant course but do not become certified. Keep in mind that only a certified nurse aide is allowed to work in licensed long-term care facilities in New Jersey. Without certification as a nurse aide your employment options are limited even though you may find a job in an acute care hospital on select units.

Nursing Assistant Programs in Gloucester County

Rowan College at Gloucester County - Sewell
1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Phone: (856) 468-5000

ASI Career Institute - Turnersville
5360 Black Horse Pike, Suite 6, Turnersville, New Jersey 08012
Phone: (856) 232-4677

Nurse Aide Training Courses in Hudson County

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

Workforce Advantage CNA Training Program - Union City
3608 Bergenline Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 865-1199

The Institute for Health Education - Jersey City
600 Pavonia Avenue, Suite 1, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 217-1113

Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
910 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 420-6020

Nurse Aide Training Classes in Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County Polytech - Flemington
8 Bartels Corner Road, Suite 2, Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: (908) 788-1119

CNA Programs in Mercer County

Berkel Training Institute CNA Program - Trenton
320 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: (609) 392-1855

CDM Institute Nurse Aide Training Program - Lawrenceville
1333 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 300, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08619
Phone: (908) 777-3939

Mercer County Community College Certified Nurses Aide Program - West Windsor
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 570-3241

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CNA Training Classes in New Jersey

New Jersey CNA Training and Competency Evaluation Program Providers
Please select a New Jersey county from the table below to find approved training competency and evaluation programs for nurse aides in long term care and medication aides in assisted living.

Atlantic County Bergen County Burlington County
Camden County Cape May County Cumberland County
Essex County Gloucester County Hudson County
Hunterdon County Mercer County Middlesex County
Monmouth County Morris County Ocean County
Passaic County Salem County Somerset County
Sussex County Union County Warren County

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Civil S. on July 22, 2009 at 10:55 PM
My CNA certification expired since January 09. I called the State they said my employer has to submit the request for Extension of Renewal. My employer (a hospital) says it is not a requirement, and therefore is reluctant to do so. I would like to renew it. Please any legal advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

Admin on July 23, 2009 at 11:23 PM
I would definitely try to renew the CNA certification. Speak with your supervisor or the person in charge. Let them know that renewing your CNA certification is important to you and you would greatly appreciate it if they submit the extension form or any other necessary documentation. You must be polite and courteous. It is your responsibility to renew the certification in time. If there is anything your employer can do at this point to help you become re-certified, then you should try to obtain it in a nice way. I am not familiar with the employer's responsibility in this case, and this is just my opinion regarding what you should do. This is not legal advice and should not be viewed as such.

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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