Healthcare Professionals Clinical Training Programs

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.

STEPS TO ENROLLING:

  1. All candidates for the Certified Nurse Aide program MUST register for and attend the Mandatory CNA 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 CNA course.
  4. Finally, you  will register for the CNA Skills Review and Exam to be eligible for the NJ DHSS required certification exams.

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/ and click on “Books”.  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.

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/ and click on “Books”.  Students must obtain the text on their own and have it for the first day of class. 

Nancy Rothman, BSN, MBA, RN - Clinical Programs Instructor

Nancy helped introduce our Certified Nurse's Aide program to the local market in 2013.  She has more than 20 years of experience in long-term care nursing and more than 10 years in Nursing Education.  She is NJ Department of Health and Senior Services approved to teach the CNA and Medication Aide programs and NJ Board of Nursing approved to teach Home Health Aides.  Ms. Rothman holds a BS in Nursing from Hunter College, CUNY and a Masters of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jodie Joaquin, BSN, RN, NJ DHSS Skills Evaluator

Jodie has over 25 years experience as a registered nurse and assisted living administrator.  Since 1999, she has worked at Bristol Glen located in Newton, NJ first as a Clinical Care Coordinator and since 2002 as the Director of Wellness.  Prior she has had nursing experience that dates back to 1988 where she worked at Valley Hospital.  Ms. Joaquin has been assisting CCM with the CNA Skills exams since 2014, holds a certificate in Gerontology from the ANA and is also an evaluator for the NJ skills test for nurses' aides as well as a Certified Assistant Living Administrator and Certified Assisted Living Delegator.

Marianne DeAlessi, RN, BSN, MPA

Marianne comes to CCM with decades of nursing experience.  She holds several degrees including a BS in Biology, BS in Nursing, a Masters in Public Administration, and is currently enrolled in Fairleigh Dickinson University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  Ms. DeAlessi has held many titles over her career including, Staff Nurse, Head Nurse, School Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nursing Supervisor, and Director of Nursing.  She has worked for many regional care facilities such as Saint Clare's Health System and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.  Ms. DeAlessi teaches in the CHHA program at CCM.  

Course usage information

Certified Nurse Aide

The CNA course 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 obtaining entry-level employment in the healthcare industry. 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 6 weeks to complete the prerequisite documentation. You must participate in the Mandatory CNA Registration Seminar 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 CPR for Healthcare Professionals. There are additional expenses incurred by the student for items. 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. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. AHP-306.


Course usage information

CNA Skills Review & Exam

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 2-day review is what you need. One day is spent reviewing the written exam materials. The second day focuses on the hands-on skills exam. The final day is for the Skills practical exam. 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. 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 some 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. 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 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 CPR for Healthcare Professionals. 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. Books may not be stocked by the CCM bookstore; instead they may be available at retail outlets. AHP-316.