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If you are interested in Brookdale’s CHHA, CNA or PCT Nursing Programs, you should contact Scott Shanes at sshanes@brookdalecc.edu or 732-224-2011.


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

Sect. 3: Tue & Thu, May 17 – Jul 12, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Wall Campus
Orientation: July 13, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm – JSUMC
Clinical: Mon – Fri, July 14 – July 25 – JSUMC
8 to 12 – hour shifts may include weekends; 7:00 am – 7:00pm

Sect. 4: Mon & Wed, June 1- August 17, 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm – Lincroft Campus
(No class July 4)
Orientation: August 18, 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm – JSUMC
Clinical: Mon – Fri, August 19 – August 30 – JSUMC
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm and/or 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – hour shifts which may include weekends

Sect. 5: Tue & Thu, June 28 – August 23, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wall Campus
Orientation: August 25, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, JSUMC
Clinical:  Mon – Fri, August 26– September 2
(8 to 12 -hour shifts may include weekends between 7:00am-7:00pm), JSUMC

Sect. 6: Mon & Wed, July 11 – September 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Wall Campus
(No class Sept 5)
Clinical: Mon – Fri, September 8 – September 19 – MMC
8 to 12 – hour shifts may include weekends; 7:00 am-7:00 pm

Fee and Code: $2499, XMEDG 075, textbooks not included (approx. $ 110)

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315.
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.

All Classes are In-Person

Sect. 3: Mon – Fri, June 6 – June 17, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Lincroft Campus
Sect. 4: Mon – Fri, August 1 – August 12, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Lincroft Campus

Fee and Code: $999, XMEDG 014, textbooks not included (approx. $46) 

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315
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


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.

All Classes are In-Person

Summer
Mon, Tue & Thu, June 27 – August 23 – 8:00 am – 2:30 pm – Lincroft Campus
Skills Test: Thu, August 25, 9:30 am

Fee and Code: $1395, XMEDG 013 – textbook (approx. $56) Certification test fee ($76) not included
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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