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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:

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Physical exam, documentation of immunizations and 2-step PPD, and Flu vaccine
  • Copy of clear criminal background check

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. Textbook and uniform required.

Note:  Students without all documentation submitted to the CPS office by the date listed below will be administratively withdrawn from the program and a $150 processing fee will be charged. Instructions to access prerequisites forms will be mailed to you upon registration.

Sec 1:  Mon-Sat, Jan 2-12, 8:30 am-5 pm (no class Mon, Jan 1)
Brookdale at Hazlet

Sec 2: Mon-Fri, Jun 4-15, 8:30 am-5 pm
Brookdale at Hazlet

Sec 3: Mon-Fri, Aug 6-17, 8:30 am-5 pm
Brookdale at Hazlet

Fee and Code: $795, XMEDG 014

No online registration available.


Certified Nurse Aide In Long Term Care (CNA)

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: (Students without all documentation submitted to the OBCD office by the date listed below will be administratively withdrawn from the program. Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be mailed to you upon registration.)

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Physical exam, immunizations, 2-step PPD, and Flu vaccine
  • Copy of clear criminal background check

Note: 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform, textbook, supply tote and certification test fee ($76) required. Clinical at area nursing homes.

Sec 1: Mon & Fri, Jan 22-May 4, 8:30 am-2:30 pm (no class Mar 26 & 30, Apr 23 & 30)
Freehold Campus

Sec 2: Mon & Wed, Jan 22-Apr 30, 5-9:30 pm (no class Mar 26 & 28)
Freehold Campus

Sec 3: Tues & Thurs, Jan 23-May 1, 5-9:30 pm (no class Mar 27 & 29)
Brookdale at Hazlet

Sec 4: Mon-Fri, Jun 26-Jul 31, 8:30 am-2:30 pm (no class Jul 4)
Brookdale at Hazlet

Fee and Code: $1195, XMEDG 013

No online registration available.


Patient Care Technician

Coordinator: Christine Haas, 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 on 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. 150 HOURS.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be mailed 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
  • Copy of clear criminal background check and drug screening
  • Copy of malpractice insurance face sheet.

Recommended:

  • Math In Healthcare course

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. Textbook and supply tote 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 27-May 1, 9 am-3 pm (no class Mar 27 & 29)
Clinical: Mon-Fri, May 3-15, 7 am-3 pm (JSUMC)
Brookdale at Long Branch

Sec 2: Class: Mon & Wed, Apr 23-Jun 25, 9 am-3 pm (no class May 28)
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Jun 26-Jul 6, 7 am-3 pm (JSUMC) (no clinical Jul 4)
Freehold Campus

Sec 3: Class: Tues & Thurs, May 8-Jul 5, 9 am-3 pm
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Jul 9-18, 7 am-3 pm (MMC)
Brookdale at Long Branch

Sec 4: Class: Tues & Thurs, Jul 17-Sep 13, 9 am-3 pm
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Sep 17-26, 7 am- 3 pm (MMC)
Brookdale at Long Branch

Fee and Code: $2085, XMEDG 075

No online registration available.



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