CNA Training Camden County

CNAs working in New Jersey usually earn between $26,000 and $34,000 per year. When you consider that the training to become a CNA takes much less time than many medical careers, it is becoming more and more popular. Factor in that New Jersey’s Department of Labor expects this field to experience 14% growth and you have the recipe for a very wise career move.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has set up a curriculum for CNA classes in Camden County and throughout New Jersey to follow. Training must be completed at a state approved facility to qualify. To be a CNA in a long-term care facility, you must first complete a 90-hour training program (50 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours).

CNA Training Camden County Locations:

  • Camden County College Continuing Education located in on College Drive in Blackwood

  • Camden County College located on N Broadway in Camden

  • Camden County Technical School Allied Health Program located on Berlin-Cross Keys Road in Sicklerville

  • Health & Technology Training Institute located on Route 70 East in Cherry Hill

  • Brooks Alternative Technical School located Route 70 East in Cherry Hill

  • CDM Institute located on Greentree Center in Marlton

Some of the above locations also have Medication Aide programs. New Jersey does allow CNAs from other states to become certified if they submit the appropriate documentation and have a criminal background check.

Testing is done by Pearson Vue. You can obtain their exam application on their website located at http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCat=0631NURSE. Additionally, on this site is a nurse aid practice exam that is helpful in preparing for the state exam.

The written portion of the exam has 70 multiple-choice questions that cover:

  • Role of the Nurse Aide

  • Psychosocial Care Skills

  • Physical Care Skills

In the skills evaluation exam you will be instructed to perform five skills, one of which is hand-washing and the other four are randomly chosen – a list of which can be found in the Candidate Handbook on the Pearson Vue website.