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If you are interested in Brookdale’s CHHA, CNA or PCT Nursing Programs, please 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 Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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
Please choose one of the following class dates:


Tuesday & Thursday
September 13 – November 10
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wall Campus

Orientation 
Friday
November 11
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
JSUMC

Clinical
Monday – Friday
November 14 – November 22
8-12 hour shifts between 7:00 am- 7:00 pm
JSUMC


Monday & Wednesday
October 10 – December 7
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wall Campus

Orientation
December 8
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
JSUMC

Clinical
Monday – Friday
December 9 – December 17
8-12 hour shifts including possible weekends between 7:00 am- 7:00 pm
JSUMC


Monday & Wednesday
November 7 – February 15, 2023
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lincroft Campus
(No Class November 21 & 23, December 19 – January 2 & January 16)

Orientation
Thursday
February 16, 2023
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
JSUMC

Clinical
Monday – Friday
February 17 – February 24, 2023
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm -or- 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (TBA) hour shifts
JSUMC


Tuesday & Thursday
December 6 – February 16, 2023
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wall Campus
(No Class December 20 – January 3, 2023)

Clinical
Monday – Friday
February 17 – February 24, 2023
8-12 hour shifts between 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
MMC


Fee and Code: $2,549, XMEDG 075, textbooks not included (approx. $110)

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315When prompted, press option 1 to speak with one of our CPS associates.  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 Homemaker/Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Coordinator: Wendy Massaro- Johnson, 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 at the Lincroft Campus
Please choose one of the following class dates:


Monday – Friday
November 7 – November 18
8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Monday – Friday
January 3 – January 12
8:00 am – 5:30 pm


Fee and code: $1,025, XMEDG 014

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315. When prompted, press option 1 to speak with one of our CPS associates.  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 at the Lincroft Campus
Please choose one of the following class dates:


Wednesday & Friday
September 21 – January 20
8:30 am – 1:40 pm
(No Class October 14 – 21, November 23 & 25, December 23 – 30)

Skills Testing
Wednesday
January 25, 2023
9:30 am – 5:00 pm


Tuesday & Thursday
September 27 – January 31
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(No Class November 24, December 27 & 29)

Skills Testing
Thursday
February 2, 2023
9:30 am – 5:00 pm


Fee and Code: $1,425, XMEDG 013 – textbook (approx. $56) and Certification test fee ($76) not included
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

To register or learn about our possible payment plans please call 732-224-2315When prompted, press option 1 to speak with one of our CPS associates. 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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