Certified Nurse's Aide

Some of the fastest growing jobs in the nation, NJ and Morris County, are entry-level clinical healthcare fields like nurse's aides. CCM has developed a high-quality, short-term clinical health care program to help people quickly enter the workforce, earn money and begin a health care career.

This 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 earn an income while helping others and feel good about contributing positively to someone's quality of life.

Certified Nurse's Aide

A Certified Nurse's Aide's (CNA) main role is to provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities that they may have trouble completing on their own.  Learn to care for people living in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation settings or hospitals. The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services regulates and approves the CCM training program.  Training may be conducted in CCM nursing labs or actual care facilities and includes 50 lecture and 40 clinical hours.  This certificate can be completed in as little as 6 to 9 weeks. 

The Certified Nurse’s Aide 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 obtain an entry level position in the healthcare field. The Comprehensive course includes BLS certification and a three-day Skills Review & Exam program which concludes with the state required skills evaluation.

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. Students will complete a Healthcare Professional BLS (Basic Life Support) course as part of the CNA program.  There are additional expenses incurred by the student for these and other items. 

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

This program requires a textbook. Please see 'Textbook Information' under General Information

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
AHP-163Certified Nurse Aide - Comprehensive0

For information on current course offerings and how to register, go to www.ccm.edu/workforce/