Certified Nursing Assistants are in high demand and Warren County Community College’s Continuing Education Department is offering those individuals looking to break into this career an opportunity to do so.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists patients with quality of life needs under the supervision of a professional nurse. Upon satisfactory completion of this 100 hour program students are eligible to take the NJ State Certification Exam.
The program runs from Sept. 19-Nov. 17, Monday, Tuesday Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is held in the College’s Phillipsburg Education Center, 445 Marshall Street, just off of Route 22 and near Route 78.
Employment opportunities include long term care facilities, hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical day care centers, and rehabilitation centers. WCCC students graduating from this program have a terrific success rate of 95 percent in passing the NJ Department of Health certification exam.
Participants in this program must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as be able to read and write English. Slots are available for Warren and Sussex County residents.
In order to quality, individuals are required to take part in a mandatory informational interview. To set up an interview call today as this program begins in September. For Sussex residents, interviews will be held on Aug.17th at 11 a.m. and for Warren residents, on Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. or Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m, The number to call to arrange an interview is 908-689-7613.
Students must complete a physical exam which includes a two-step TB test, and submit proof of a flu shot or are required to wear a mask for clinical work. In addition, a background check is required to be considered for acceptance. A mandatory orientation for those accepted will be held on Sept. 13, 10 a.m.
For further information, Continuing Education programs through WCCC, visit www.warren.edu.