Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training in NJ

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CNA Program Overview
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CNA is a great option for anyone who would like to enter the medical field and launch their new career quickly.

  • Healthcare Training Institute’s CNA training program has been approved by the state of NJ and meets all standards set forth by the Department of Health and Senior Services. 
  • This course consists of 90 hours of training (50 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a licensed long-term care facility).

CNA training in New Jersey is based on the belief that all residents in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive an optimum level of health and personal care services.

NJ Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

The CNA classes comply with the Federal Regulation requirement that at least a total of 16 hours of training in the areas:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Infection control.
  • Promoting residents independence and respecting residents rights.
  • Safety/emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver.

This also complies with the NJ curriculum requirement to complete modules I and II prior to giving physical care to a resident. While the modules shall be presented in sequence, the lessons in each module may be reordered to maximize the teaching process.

The purpose of Certified Nursing Assistant Training is to provide the caregiver with the basic nurse aide knowledge and skills needed to care for residents of long-term care facilities and to prepare the nurses aide to assume the responsibilities of a trained caregiver. Our Certified Nursing Assistant Training program is New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services approved.

Career Opportunities
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that most Certified Nurse Aides work in nursing homes and other residential care facilities. 55% of these institutions hire CNAs to provide care for patients. Certified Nurse Aides can also find employment in private, local, or state hospitals and other home health care companies. They also work in hospitals, hospices, rehabilitation centers, and other long term care facilities.
Program Outline
Module -I Care Curriculum For Nurse Aide & Personnel In Long-Term Care Facilities 16
Module -II Psychosocial Needs of the Resident 10
Module -III Physical Needs of The Resident 56
Module -IV Spiritual, Recreational & Activity Needs of The Resident 8

The total number of credit hours is rounded down to the nearest half number in accordance with ACCSC requirements, e.g. 4.67 credit hours becomes 4.50 credit hours


Care Curriculum for Nurse Aide Personnel in Long-Term Care FACILITIES (13 HRS)
This module introduces the student to the concept of long-term care. It helps the student to define the job duties of a nurse aide. It discusses the following:

  • The losses experienced by resident in being admitted to a long-term care facility
  • Ways to promote resident rights
  • Appropriate communication technique
  • Ways of preventing spread of infections
  • Method of caring for the residents’ environment and equipment
  • Proper ways of making a bed
  • Safety measures to prevent accidents like burns and falls
  • Fire and disaster practices and emergency health care practices


This module focuses on the psychosocial characteristics of resident living in long-term care facilities, wherein basic needs of man, individual, responses to the aging process, and emotional needs and support of the resident are discussed. Ways of dealing with residents with abnormal behavior or cognitive impairment such as reminiscence, therapeutic use of touch and reality orientation will also be discussed



In this module physical needs and ways to meet these needs will be discussed, demonstrated and return demonstrated. This includes the performance of the following procedures: Lifting and moving techniques, bathing, backrub, observing and reporting physical changes, positioning, incontinent care, prevention of pressure sores, dressing and undressing, provision of mouth care and denture care, feeding the resident, personal grooming, shaving and beard care, morning and evening care, provision of rest, measuring intake and output, taking vital signs, serving bedpan/urinal, weighing the resident, application of anti-embolic stockings, specimen collection and ambulating the resident who needs assistance. 
The student will also learn signs and symptoms of certain disorders like diabetes, Thyroid disorders, urinary tract disorders, fractures, Parkinsonism, stroke, and seizure disorders. It is in this module that sexuality in the elderly will be discussed.



In this module, the student will learn ways of meeting the spiritual, recreational and activity needs of the elderly. Types and value of activities will be discussed as well as helping residents and family how to cope with death and dying. The role of nurse aide in postmortem care will also be discussed/demonstrated.

How To Apply
To learn more about CNA classes in New Jersey, give Healthcare Training Institute a call today at (908) 851-7711 or fill out our Request Information form. An HTI representative will give you a call shortly.