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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.


Patient Care Technician Certification

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):

  • 18 years of age or older
  • 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. 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required. Clinical held at area hospitals and sub-acute facilities.

Classes are a combination of Remote Live via Zoom & In-Person Classroom Instruction:       

Sec. 1: Tue & Thru, Sep 15 – Nov 10, 9:00am-3:00pm, Wall Campus
Orientation: Thurs. Nov. 12, 2020, 7:00am-3:00pm, JSUMC-
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Nov. 17- Nov 24, (8 to 12 -hour shifts may include weekends between 7:00am-7:00pm), JSUMC 

Sec. 2: Mon & Wed, Oct 12 – Dec 9, 9:00am-3:00pm, Wall Campus
(no class Nov 25)
Orientation: Dec 10, 2020, 7:00am-3:00pm, JSUMC
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Dec 11- Dec 22, (8 to 12-hour shifts may include weekends between 7:00am-7:00pm), JSUMC 

Sec. 3:  Mon & Wed, Nov 16 – Feb 24, 2021, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Lincroft Campus
(No class Nov 25, Dec 23-Dec 30 & Jan 18 & Feb 15)
Orientation: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 3:00pm-11:00pm, JSUMC
Clinical: Mon – Fri, Feb 26-Mar 9, 2021, (3:00pm to 11:00pm hour shifts), JSUMC

Sec 4: Tues & Thurs, Dec 1 – Feb 9, 2021, 9:00am-3:00pm, Wall Campus
(No class Dec 24-31)
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Feb 10-Feb 19, 2021, (8 to 12 -hour shifts may include weekends between 7:00am-7:00pm), MMC

Fee and Code: $2155, XMEDG 075 – textbooks & supply tote not included (approx. $ 155)

Textbooks & supply tote not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu 

Please call 732-224-2315 to register. Registration for Fall 2020 opens Tuesday, August 18th at 8:30 AM.


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):

  • 18 years of age or older
  • 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. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required.
Sec. 1: Monday – Friday, November 9th – November 20th, 8:30 am – 5 pm, Lincroft Campus
Sec. 2: Monday – Friday, January 4th – January 15th, 8:30 am – 5 pm, Lincroft Campus
Fee and Code: $849, XMEDG 014 – textbooks not included (approx. $55)

Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.


Important Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all of our CNA classes are currently on hold.
We hope to offer CNA and CHHA later this fall 2020. Leave us your contact information and we will be in touch when we have more information on scheduling.

Interested in CNA and/or CHHA? Click here!

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):

  • 18 years of age or older
  • 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.

Code: XMEDG 013
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.


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