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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):

  • 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.

Important Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Section 2 (June offering) of the CHHA program is currently on hold. While the campuses are closed, we are still working remotely. For more information regarding upcoming classes please email us at cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu. Please provide your name, phone number, and the program you are inquiring about and we will get back to you shortly.

Sec 2: Mon-Fri, Jun 1-Jun 12, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Brookdale at Hazlet

Sec 3:
Week 1 – Monday – Thursday (August 3rd – 6th) Hazlet Campus – Friday, August 7th
Lincroft Campus – ATeC Building – 2nd Floor Room 224

Week 2 – Monday – Thursday (August 3rd – 6th) Hazlet Campus – Friday, August 14th
Clinicals in the morning @ Bayshore and after clinicals must go to Lincroft Campus – ATeC Building – 2nd Floor Room 224

Fee and Code: $825, XMEDG 014
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. While the campuses are closed, we are still working remotely. For more information regarding upcoming classes please email us at cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu. Please provide your name, phone number, and the program you are inquiring about and we will get back to you shortly.

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.

Sec 4: Mon-Wed, Jun 23-Aug 5, 8:30 am-3 pm, (no class Jun 22)
Skills Test: Wed, Aug 12 & Thurs, Aug 13, 9 am-4 pm
Freehold Campus

Fee and Code: $1205 certification test fee not included, XMEDG 013
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.


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):

  • 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.

Sec. 4:
Class: Tues & Thurs, Jul 14-Sept 10, 9 am-3 pm
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Sept 14-Sept 23, 7am-7pm, 8 to 12-hour shifts (MMC)
Brookdale at Long Branch

Fee and Code: $2105, XMEDG 075
Textbooks & supply tote not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For more information regarding upcoming classes please email us at cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu. Please provide your name, phone number, and the program you are inquiring about and we will get back to you shortly. 


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