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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):

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:       

Spring 2021                                            

Sec. 2: Mon & Wed, Apr 26 – Jun 28, 9:00am-3:00pm, Wall Campus (no class May 31)
Orientation: Jun 29, 2021, 7:00am-3:00pm, JSUMC
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Jun 30 – Jul 9, (8 to 12-hour shifts may include weekends between 7:00am – 7:00pm), JSUMC

Sec. 3: Tues & Thurs, May 11 – Jul 8, 2021, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Wall Campus
Clinical: Mon – Fri, Jul 9 – Jul 18, 2021, (8 to 12-hour shifts may include weekends between 7:00am – 7:00pm), MMC

Sec. 5: Mon & Wed, Jun 2 – Aug 18, 2021, 5:00pm – 9:00pm 
In-person classroom: Jun 2nd, Jun 14th, Jun 23rd, Jun 30th, Jul 7th, Jul 12, Jul 14th, Jul 19th, 21st, Jul 26th, Jul 28th, Aug 9th, Aug 16th & Aug 18th Lincroft Campus 
Remote Live: Jun 7th, Jun 16th, Jun 21st, Jun 28th, Aug 2nd, Aug 4th, Aug 11th 
Orientation: Aug 19, 3pm-11pm, JSUMC 
Clinical:  Mon – Fri, Aug 20 – Aug 31, 2021, (3pm to 11pm and or 1pm – 9pm, (8-to-12-hour shifts may include weekends)), JSUMC 

Sec 4: Tues & Thurs, Jul 13 – Sept 9, 2021, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Lincroft Campus
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Sept 13 – Sept 22, 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.


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):

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: Mon Fri, April 12 – April 23, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Lincroft Campus
Sec 2: Mon Fri, June 7 – June 18, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Lincroft Campus
Sec 3: Mon Fri, Aug 2 – Aug 13, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Lincroft Campus
Fee and Code: $849, XMEDG 014 – textbooks not included (approx. $55)

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


Important Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all of our CNA classes are currently on hold.
We hope to offer CNA classes in the Spring/Summer of 2021. Leave us your contact information and we will be in touch when we have more information on scheduling.

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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):

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.

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


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