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Nurse Aide/Nursing Prerequisite Programs

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The Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide In Long Term Care or Patient Care Technician Certificate Program will fulfill the prerequisite for the Brookdale Nursing Program.


Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Coordinator: Robin Smith, RN, MSN

This NJ State Board of Nursing approved program prepares you to work for a home care agency or assisted living facility. Learn to provide basic care including personal care, nutrition, and rehabilitation services for patients recovering from an illness in their home or in an assisted-living facility. Learn basic anatomy and physiology and study common diseases. Class includes 12 hours of clinical in a local nursing home and a uniform is required. Upon successfully completing the 76-hour program, you will be prepared to qualify for certification. The certification exam will be administered on the last day of class.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Physical exam, documentation of immunizations and 2-step PPD, and Flu vaccine
  • Clear criminal background check (additional fee)

Note: 100% attendance is required by the NJ State Board of Nursing. Additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required.

Sec 1: Mon-Sat, Jan 2-12, 2019, 8:30 am-5 pm (no class Dec 31 & Jan 1), Brookdale at Hazlet
Sec 2: Mon-Fri, Jun 3-14, 8:30 am-5 pm, Brookdale at Hazlet
Sec 3: Mon-Fri, Aug 5-16, 8:30 am-5 pm, Brookdale at Hazlet
Fee and Code: $825, plus textbooks (approximately $55), XMEDG 014
No online registration available.

For further information contact 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.

This program is eligible for Veterans Education Benefits


Certified Nurse Aide In Long Term Care (CNA)

Coordinator: Christine Haas, RN

This NJ Department of Health approved program will train you for employment in a nursing home, long term care, or assisted living facility. Learn physical care skills, psychosocial care skills, and the role of the nurse aide including legal and ethical concepts, and client rights. Upon successful completion of course content and skills testing, you will be prepared to sit for certification. 90 hours.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Physical exam, documentation of immunizations, 2-step PPD, and Flu vaccine
  • Clear criminal background check (additional fee)

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required. Clinical at area nursing homes.

Sec 1: Mon & Wed, Jan 14-Apr 29, 5-9:30 pm (no class Jan 21 & Apr 22)
Skills Test: Fri, May 3, 8 am-2:30 pm
Freehold Campus

Sec 2: Mon & Fri, Jan 28-May 17, 8:30 am-2 pm (no class Apr 15 & 19, Apr 22 & 26)
Skills Test: Tues, May 21, 8 am-2:30 pm
Brookdale at Hazlet

Sec 3: Mon-Fri, Jun 24-Jul 26, 8:30 am-2:30 pm (no class Jul 4 & 5)
Skills Test: Fri, Aug 2, 8 am-2:30 pm
Brookdale at Hazlet

Fee and Code: $1205, plus textbook, supply tote (approximately $93), certification test fee ($76), XMEDG 013
No online registration available.

For further information contact 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.

This program is eligible for Veterans Education Benefits


Patient Care Technician Certitfication

Coordinator: Jean Hirst, RN

Patient Care Technicians are multi-skilled and employed in a variety of settings including hospitals. This program uses a comprehensive approach (lecture, lab and clinical) to train you as a patient care technician.

Areas Of Study: Patient care, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, vital signs, knowledge of behavioral health and patients with special needs, EKG, venipuncture and CPR. Upon completion you will be prepared for the certification test through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and the fee is $90. 160 hours.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Physical exam, documentation of immunizations, 2-step PPD, hepatitis B series, and Flu vaccine
  • Clear criminal background check and drug screening (additional fee)
  • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet (additional fee)

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. Uniform required. 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Clinical held at area hospitals and sub-acute facilities.

Sec 1:
Class: Tues & Thurs, Feb 19-Apr 16, 9 am-3 pm
Clinical Orientation: Thurs, Apr 18, 7 am-3 pm (JSUMC)
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Apr 29-May 8, 7 am-3 pm (JSUMC) (break in between orientation day & clinical).
Brookdale at Long Branch

Sec 2:
Class: Mon & Wed, Apr 22-Jun 19, 9 am-3 pm (no class May 27)
Clinical Orientation: Mon, Jun 24, 7 am-3 pm (JSUMC)
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Jun 25-Jul 5, 7 am-3 pm (JSUMC) (no clinical Jul 4)
Freehold Campus

Sec 3:
Class: Tues & Thurs, May 7-Jul 9, 9 am-3 pm (no class Jul 4)
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Jul 10-19, 7 am-3 pm (MMC)
Brookdale at Long Branch

Sec 4:
Class: Tues & Thurs, Jul 16-Sep 12, 9 am-3 pm
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Sep 16-25, 7 am-3 pm (MMC)
Brookdale at Long Branch

Fee and Code: $2105, plus textbooks, supply tote (approximately $155), XMEDG 075
No online registration available.

For more information call 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu

This program is eligible for Veterans Education Benefits


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