Nurse Aide Training Programs in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey has designed legislation which grants reimbursement of the cost and fees associated with a nurse aide training program. Here is what you need to know in order to get your money back and benefit from this educational sponsorship program. If you are not yet enrolled in a nursing assistant class then contact long-term care facilities who offer CNA programs and ask them if they will make offers of employment to their nurse aide students. Nursing homes who offer employment once you've enrolled in their CNA program are by law prohibited from charging any money associated with a nurse aide training or certification exams.

Sometimes it takes a long time to find an offer of employment prior to completing a nurse aide class. Even if you have not received an offer of employment, do not despair. Enroll in the CNA course of your choice at a vocational school, nursing home, or community college. You will have to pay for the nursing assistant program out of your pocket but as long as you find a job at a licensed long-term care facility within one year of becoming a certified nurse aide, you will receive your money back. In this case you should keep all the original receipts associated with the CNA program, including textbooks, tuition, and exam receipts. They will serve as proof of the expenses you incurred and you will need to present these receipts upon employment to receive reimbursement.

Nursing Assistant Programs in Middlesex County

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

Impetus Systems and Careers - North Brunswick
850 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 246-4555

Universal Training Institute, Inc. - Perth Amboy
174 Jefferson Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: (732) 826-0155

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

CNA Classes in Monmouth County

Brookdale Community College Western Monmouth Campus - Freehold
Route 9 South, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 224-2011

LTC Career Training CNA Program - Neptune
444 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune, New Jersey 07753
Phone: (732) 988-1700

Brookdale Community College - Lincroft
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738
Phone: (732) 842-1900

Monmouth County Vocational School - Neptune
105 Neptune Blvd., Suite 305, Neptune, NJ 07753
This nurse aide program is closed or currently inactive.

Monmouth County Vocational School - Freehold
4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
This CNA course is closed or currently inactive.

Varis Health Consultants Nurse Aide Training Course - Brick
1692 Route 88, Brick, New Jersey 08724
This nurse assistant course is closed or currently inactive.

Karing with Kindness Vocational School
245 Atlantic City Boulevard, Beachwood, NJ 08722
Phone: (732) 341-4500 or (732) 341-4321

CNA Courses in Morris County

Ace Healthcare Training Institute Inc. CNA Training Course - Dover
8 South Morris Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 366-7171

Morris County School of Technology Nurse Aide Program - Denville
400 East Main Street, Denville, New Jersey 07834
This nurse aide course is closed or currently inactive.

Nurse Aide Training Schools in Ocean County

Karing with Kindness - Beachwood
245 Atlantic City Boulevard, Beachwood, NJ 08722
Phone: (732) 341-4500 or (732) 341-4321

LTC Career Training Certified Nursing Assistant Program - Lakewood
700 Rt. 70, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
Phone: (732) 364-9600

Certified Nursing Assistant, LLC - Toms River
58 Oakridge Parkway, Toms River, NJ 08755
This CNA program is closed.

Ocean County Vocational Technical School CNA Training Program - Toms River
1299 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Phone: (732) 473-3159

Cuidado Casero Health Training School - Lakewood
5 Prospect Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
This nurse aide program is closed or currently inactive.

Varis Health Consultants - Toms River
1165 North Maple Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08724
This CNA course is closed or currently inactive.

Nursing Assistant Training Classes in Passaic County

AMG Medical Institute Nursing Assistant Course - Paterson
175 Market Street, 4th Floor, Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 278-0500

Passaic County Technical Institute Adult and Continuing Education - Wayne
45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 389-4100

Branford Institute Nurse Aide Training Program - Paterson
302 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (908) 352-1004

CDM Institute Nursing Assistant Course - Wayne
40 Galesi Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 785-1234

Fox Institute of Business Inc. C.N.A. Class - Clifton
346 Lexington Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07011
This CNA training program is closed or currently inactive.

Passaic County Technical Institute Health Occupations Education - Wayne
45 Reinhardt Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 790-6000

Nurse Aide Training Courses in Salem County

Salem County Vocational Technical School - Woodstown
890 Route 45, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Phone: (856) 769-0101 x 346

CNA Training Courses in Somerset County

Bridgeway Institute for Nursing Excellence - Hillsborough
393 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: (908) 904-6123
Bridgeway Institute for Nursing Excellence also offers Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) training.

Marie Allied Health and Technical Institute - Somerset
863 Hamilton Street, Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Phone: (732) 565-0898

Medical Careers Training Center CNA Course - Raritan
1124 US Highway 202, Suite A2, Raritan, New Jersey 08869
This CNA training program is closed or currently inactive.

Raritan Valley Community College Nursing Assistant Course - Somerville
P.O. Box 330, Somerville, NJ 08876
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Comtec Institute CNA Training Program - Somerset
24 Baier Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 873-9300

Somerset County Technical Institute Allied Health Programs - Bridgewater
P.O. Box 6350, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
This CNA training class is closed or currently inactive.

CNA Courses in Sussex County

None at this time.

CNA Classes in Union County

Ace Healthcare Training Institute Nurse Aide Training - Union
930 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 851-2700

B&M Career Center - Elizabeth
214 Commerce Place, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
Phone: (908) 355-9315

Branford Institute Nurse Aide Course - Elizabeth
570 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: (908) 352-1004

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

Comtec Institute Nurse Assistant Program - Elizabeth
1147 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
This nursing assistant training class is closed or currently inactive.

Partners Pharmacy - Cranford
70 Jackson Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
This CNA training class is closed or currently inactive.

Healthcare Training Institute Nursing Aide Program - Union
1969 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083
Phone: (908) 851-7711

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

Humane Concepts Healthcare School - Union
1767 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 688-8184

Union County Vocational Technical Schools - Scotch Plains
1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
This certified nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

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

Nurse Aide Training Programs in Warren County

Warren County Community College CNA Program - Washington
475 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: (908) 689-7613

JKB Education Resources, Inc. - Stewartsville
800 Fanning Mill Road, Stewartsville, NJ 08886
Phone: (917) 763-8124

CNA Classes in New Jersey ( Page 1 )

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.

CNA Training Schools and Programs

CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Name: Danielle Date posted: September 02, 2013 - 12:07 PM
Message: If I take the CNA course at a NJ community college, will I be able to work in a PA hospital? It is more convenient for me to go to the program in NJ but I would want to work in PA. It sounds like the CNA program in NJ is for a NJ certification. Thanks.

Name: Admin Date posted: September 03, 2013 - 01:57 PM
Message: Your first option is to complete the nursing assistant training program in New Jersey and challenge the exam in Pennsylvania. This will result in obtaining CNA certification in Pennsylvania and eligibility to work in that state only. The second option is to complete the nursing assistant course and also take the state test in New Jersey. Once you pass the certification exam you are eligible to apply for reciprocity in Pennsylvania. This will give you the opportunity to work in both states since you appear on both state registries.

Angela on August 08, 2009 at 07:41 PM
Hi, I live in New Jersey right now and was thinking about making a move to Virginia. I am currently a CNA in New Jersey so what would it take to transfer my certification to Virginia?

Admin on August 09, 2009 at 09:34 AM
If you wish to obtain certification as a nursing assistant in Virginia then you need to apply for certification by endorsement in this new state. Certification by endorsement and placement on the Virginia CNA registry is granted if you meet the following requirements: you are currently registered as a CNA in New Jersey and have no findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation and you complete and submit the endorsement application and other necessary documents to the nurse aide credentialing agency in Virginia. Instructions as well as the application for CNA certification by endorsement can be found here: Application for Nurse Aide Certification by Endorsement.

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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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