Certified Nurse Aide and Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide

Information Session: Career in Healthcare Professions  - CNA, CHHA

Where to find employers, salaries, training that is needed, how to get started. Pre-registration is not required.

Start your health care career in less than 2 months and begin your journey along a healthcare professional pathway to better pay at County College of Morris.

Some of the fastest growing jobs in the nation, NJ and Morris County, are entry-level clinical healthcare fields like nurse's and home health aides.  Everyday CCM receives calls from agencies looking to hire graduates from these programs. 

It is an excellent way to learn about the healthcare industry, try out patient care skills and determine if a career path into nursing or other medical fields is for you.  Not only can you earn while you learn, but you may qualify for tuition reimbursement through your employer to help pay for advanced certifications and degrees.

Or, if you are in mid-career and want to stay active, this is a great way to make some money while helping others and feel good about contributing to the betterment of someone's quality of life.

Certified Nurse Aide

CCM's Certified Nurse Aide training is highly sought after.  Employers seek out our graduates before the course even ends!  One of our unique features is that the training takes place in an actual healthcare facility so that students are fully immersed in their training from the moment the class begins.

The Certified Nurse Aide Course Comprehensive, combines lecture and labs in a hospital setting, and clinical experience in a long-term care setting, allowing students to successfully master the essential skills to obtain an entry level position in the healthcare field. The Comprehensive course includes a three-day Skills Review & Exam program which concludes with the state required skills evaluation.

Upon the successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the NJ State approved Certified Nurse Aide certification examination.  

Registration can take up to six weeks to complete the prerequisite documentation. You must participate in the Mandatory CNA Information Session before registering for this class. Prior to the first day of class, the program requires students to satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation and a drug screening at facilities approved by CCM as well as complete an extensive medical history review and show proof of completing Healthcare Professional BLS (Basic Life Support) course.  There are additional expenses incurred by the student for these and other items. Class size is limited to 10 students.

REQUIRED TEXT: For required textbook information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the textbook on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets.

Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide

CCM began offering NJ Board of Nursing Approved CHHA training in the summer of 2015.  Courses are held either at our off-site training room located at St. Clare's Hospital - Dover or in our high tech, state-of-the-art Nursing Laboratories.  Students experience the skills needed both on medical mannequins and each other.

STEPS TO ENROLLING:

  1. All candidates for the Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide program MUST register for and attend the Mandatory CHHA Registration Seminar.
  2. Next, you will complete the required medical and background checks and have them reviewed by the college's health department.
  3. If/when you qualify for the program, you will be notified to attend the orientation session just prior to the first day of class at which time you will register for and pay for the CHHA course.

To register, go to https://webadvisor.ccm.edu/ and click on "Continuing Education (Non-Credit)." Have your credit card, social security number, and 5 digit Course Code number ready.

REQUIRED TEXT: 

For required text book information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college  Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. 

Course usage information

Certified Nurse's Aide - Comprehensive

The Certified Nurse's Aide Course Comprehensive, combines lecture and labs in a hospital setting, and clinical experience in a long-term care setting, allowing students to successfully master the essential skills to obtain an entry level position in the healthcare field. The Comprehensive course includes a three-day Skills Review & Exam program which concludes with the state required skills evaluation. Upon the successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the NJ State approved Certified Nurse Aide certification examination. Registration can take up to six weeks to complete the prerequisite documentation. You must participate in the Mandatory CNA Information Session before registering for this class. Prior to the first day of class, the program requires students to satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation and a drug screening at facilities approved by CCM as well as complete an extensive medical history review and show proof of completing Healthcare Professional BLS (Basic Life Support) course. There are additional expenses incurred by the student for these and other items. Class size is limited to 10 students. REQUIRED TEXT: For required textbook information, go to bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the textbook on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. AHP-160.


Course usage information

CNA Skills Review & Exam Only for Previously Certified CNAs

Is your CNA license out of date and you need to retake the exam? Did you have difficulty with the skills test or written exam and need a review? This two-day review is what you need. Day one is spent reviewing the written exam materials. Day two focuses on the hands-on skills exam. Day three is the Skills practical exam. Class size is limited to 10 students. REQUIRED TEXT: For required text book information, go to bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. AHP-322.


Course usage information

Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide

Need to care for an elderly, sickly or disabled person at home? Want to get paid to be more than just a companion to someone who needs help with daily living tasks? Ever consider becoming a Home Health Aide? Are you a CNA looking to advance? Hospitals often prefer dual certified CNAs and CHHAs. Participants will learn how to properly care for the daily living needs of people who cannot do it for themselves. Learn how to feed, bathe, and dress someone without making them feel less of a person or harming them. Learn how to care for someone who wants to live at home rather than in a hospital setting. Certified by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Certified Home Health Aides are the true front lines of healthcare in an aging population. Prior to the first day of class, the program recommends students satisfactorily complete Healthcare Professional BLS (Basic Life Support) course. REQUIRED TEXT: For required textbook information, go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college. Students must obtain the textbook on their own and have it for the first day of class. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. AHP-316.