Nurse Aide Training Programs in New Jersey

A state-approved nursing assistant training course in New Jersey may be conducted by several providers, including licensed long-term care facilities, vocational schools, community colleges, and private CNA schools. The New Jersey Department of Heath and Senior Services has developed a strict learning curriculum that is to be followed by a state-approved nurse aide training program. A nurse aide student must complete the entire content of this learning plan during the CNA training class.

The following modules are throughly covered during classroom lecture and clinical practice and are essential parts of any nurse aide course: fundamental concepts for nurse aides in long-term care facilities as well as general knowledge regarding the physical, spiritual, psycho-social and recreational needs of the patient. Every instructor has the freedom to determine what quizzes, tests, and textbooks will be used for the nurse aide class they teach. Classes may move fast and the training may be completed in just a couple of weeks, especially in accelerated CNA programs. The key to success in any nurse aide class is to make sure you devote enough time to your studies and to keep practicing the hands-on skills during clinical experiences.

CNA Classes in Atlantic County

Atlantic Cape Community College - Atlantic City
1535 Bacharach Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Phone: (609) 343-4863

PRN Training Center, LLC - Bridgeton
60 Lebanon Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 459-3222
Although located in Cumberland County, PRN Training Center is approved to provide training courses and skills evaluations at different long term care facilities in Atlantic County.

Allied Health Training Institute - Northfield
1750 Zion Road, Suite 106, Northfield, NJ 08225
Phone: (609) 241-8486

Karing with Kindness - Linwood
700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221
Phone: (609) 601-2150

Prism Career Institute - Atlantic City
8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 250, West Atlantic City, NJ 08232
Phone: (856) 317-0100

Nurse Aide Courses in Bergen County

Bergen Community College School of Continuing Education - Paramus
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 447-7164

Bergen Home Care and Nursing - Hackensack
136 Essex Street, Hackensack, New Jersey 07666
Phone: (201) 342-3402

Eastwick College - Hackensack
250 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 494-5053

Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus
240 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 845-6868

CNA Schools in Burlington County

LTC Career Training CNA/CHHA Program - Riverside
13 Lafayette Street, Riverside, NJ 08075
Phone: (856) 764-3800

Burlington County Institute of Technology - Westampton
695 Woodlane Road, Westampton, New Jersey 08060
Phone: (609) 267-4226

Moe Shea Corporation Vocational Institute Certified Nursing Aide Program - Bordentown
Three 3rd Street, Suite 202, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Phone: (609) 324-9911
Moe Shea Corporation Vocational Institute also offers a Medication Aide training program.

Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown
308 West Route 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: (856) 722-9333

CNA Courses in Camden County

A1 Allied Health Training Institute - Camden
231 Market Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102
Phone: (856) 203-3526

Brooks Alternative Technical School - Voorhees
701 Cooper Road, Suite 11, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (856) 282-3371

Broadway Vocational Technical School - Camden
442 South Broadway, Camden, New Jersey 08103
Phone: (856) 365-1707

Camden County College - Blackwood
207 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 968-1296

Camden County Technical School Allied Health Program - Sicklerville
343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Phone: (856) 767-7000

Prism Career Institute - Cherry Hill
3 Executive Campus, Suite 280, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: (856) 317-0100

Camden County Technical School - Pennsauken
6008 Browning Road, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 663-1040

Camden County College NATCEP Program
200 North Broadway, Suite 228, Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 968-1296

Prep Institute, Inc. - Pennsauken
6500 Madison Avenue, Suite 13, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 910-7650

Nursing Assistant Classes in Cape May County

Cape Training Center - Cape May
3305 Bayshore Road Suite 3, North Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Phone: (609) 435-5358

PRN Training Center - Bridgeton
60 Lebanon Road, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Phone: (856) 459-3222
Although located in Cumberland County, PRN Training Center is approved to provide training courses and skills evaluations at different long term care facilities in Cape May County.

CNA Training Programs in Cumberland County

Touchstone Institute - Vineland Campus
313 West Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 457-6100

Cumberland County Technical Educational Center - Bridgeton
601 Bridgeton Avenue, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 451-9000

PRN Training Center Nurse Aide Program - Bridgeton
60 Lebanon Road, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Phone: (856) 459-3222

Medical Consultants Instructional Training Center - Millville
207 Bogden Boulevard, Millville, NJ 08332
Phone: (856) 457-9551

Creative Achievement Academy - Vineland
1667 East Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 691-6667

CNA Training Classes in Essex County

4 Tees Healthcare Training School - East Orange
70 Long Street, East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 444-6512

Academy of Training and Employment - Newark
936 Broad Street, Suite 1, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 733-2727

ALFA Health Care Training Institute - Maplewood
1691 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Phone: (917) 806-6710

Best Care Training Institute - East Orange
68 South Harrison Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07018
Phone: (973) 673-3900

Catholic Charities of ARCH of Newark
321 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: (973) 596-4100

C and C Nurse Aide Training School - Irvington
1068 Clinton Avenue, Suite 201, Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (973) 373-6667

Divine Medical Services - Newark
15 William Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 621-2200

Divine Tec Institute - East Orange
60 Evergreen Place, Suite 501, East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: (973) 395-9501

Essex County College - Newark
303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 877-3220

Essex County Vocational Technical Schools - Newark
91 West Market Street, Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: (973) 412-2294

Nurses Vue Careertek Training Institute - East Orange
134 Evergreen Place, East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: (973) 678-6886

Penial Community Services - East Orange
44 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 205, East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 678-2400

Samuel Morris Career Institute of New Jersey - Newark
701-703 McCarter Highway, Suite 201, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 648-8000

Unique Medical Training Center - Irvington
1230 Springfield Avenue, Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (973) 371-0012

CNA Programs in New Jersey ( Page 2 )

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

Name: Tahera B. Date posted: August 02, 2013 - 03:15 AM
Message: Are there any free nursing aide courses?

Name: Admin Date posted: August 02, 2013 - 05:53 PM
Message: If you are looking for free CNA programs in New Jersey, the best way to find them is to contact nursing homes in your area which offer state-approved training. Long-term care facilities may sponsor nurse aide students, especially when the facility needs additional CNA staff. Good luck!

Name: Susan S. Date posted: August 03, 2013 - 11:03 PM
Message: I live in Lakewood, New Jersey, 08701. I am interested to take a CNA course. Where do I have to go to take these classes? I need your help. Thank you.

Name: Admin Date posted: August 04, 2013 - 08:21 PM
Message: You can find schools offering state approved nursing assistant training classes here: CNA Classes in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Destiny H. on August 10, 2009 at 03:28 PM
How much does it cost to renew a CNA certificate in New Jersey?

Admin on August 11, 2009 at 01:19 PM
I am not aware of any fee required for renewing your CNA certification in NJ but if you want to make sure that this is the case and for additional information on recertification, you may contact Pearson Vue Customer Care at (800) 274-5984 (in New Jersey) or (610) 617-9300 (outside of New Jersey).

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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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