CNA Training in New Jersey
These days, finding an industry guaranteeing safe jobs as well as providing good further career prospects is a priority. Enrolling in a CNA training in New Jersey would be a smart move to start in the healthcare industry.
Job opportunities for trained CNAs are rapidly growing in most parts of the US, and this applies also for New Jersey.
CNA training is available in this state at community colleges, nursing homes, hospitals, technical, and vocational schools, some high schools and academies. Nurse aide training programs must be approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHSS).
Approved courses have to provide at least a total of ninety training hours (fifty-hour hours classroom training and forty-hours clinical training).
After you have completed your training program, you can now apply for the New Jersey competency evaluation exam, which is administered in this state by PSI.
Before you are considered for sitting your exam, you need to complete a criminal background investigation (CBI) application and schedule a fingerprint appointment.
This certified nursing assistant test has a written or oral part (60 multiple-choice questions, 75% minimum passing score) and a skills test (5 randomly selected CNA skills, 80% minimum passing score). You must take and pass the skills part fist in order to become eligible to take the written or oral one.
In case you fail this test three times, you must retake a training program in New Jersey. Once you have successfully completed both exam parts, you will be listed on the New Jersey CNA registry and are allowed to take up work in the healthcare industry throughout this state.
Your CNA license must be renewed every two years. To be eligible for re-certification, your license has to be current, valid and in good standing as well as you must have done a minimum of seven hours paid nurse aide work within the last twenty-four months.
On top of this, an updated criminal background check is also needed.
If your certificate was issued in another state, you can be entered on the New Jersey CNA registry, provided that you have passed a nursing aide training and competency evaluation program, which is at least equal to the one required in New Jersey, your license is valid and in good standing, and you have a clean criminal background check (including finger prints).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that the number of CNAs will grow by roughly 20%. Therefore, beginning a career in healthcare by enrolling in a training class in this state would be a promising first step for a fresh start.
In New Jersey, CNAs earn on average between $20,650 and $34,880 annually.
PO Box 358
Trenton, NJ 08625-0358
Nationwide Toll Free Number: 866-561-5914
Registry managed by New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry PSI
3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 1000
Hamilton Township, New Jersey 08619
New Jersey CNA Registry