CNA Training in Newark

CNAs in New Jersey typically earn between $25,000 and $35,000 per year, with newly hired/licensed CNAs earning at the lower end but moving up rapidly as they become more experienced. And since this field it is expected to experience 14% growth, according to NJ Dept. of Labor Employment Projections, it is an excellent endeavor.

All CNA training in Newark and throughout the state must follow the curriculum set up by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. CNA classes in Newark must be taken in a state-approved program to qualify. One place to review the approved programs online is at .

New Jersey uses Pearson Vue as its nurse aide registry and testing vendor. They can be reached at (800) 274-5984 in order to request a candidate handbook and obtain information regarding the examination.

In order to become a nurse aid in a long term care facility you must successfully complete the 90 hour training program which is 50 hours of classroom and 40 hours of clinical hours. To be a PCA (Personal Care Assistant) in an assisted living facility the requirement is 85 hours (69 classroom, 16 clinical).

The following are some of approved training facilities in Essex County:

  • Academy of Training – Located on Broad Street in Newark

  • The School of Medical Technology – Located on Lafayette Street in Newark

  • All Care Health Institute – Located on Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. in Newark

  • C & C Nurse Aide Training School – Located on Clinton Avenue in Irvington

  • Dorson Vocational Training Institute – Located on South Harrison Street in East Orange

  • Essex County College – Located on University Avenue in Newark

  • Essex County Vocational Schools – Located on Bloomfield Avenue in Verona

New Jersey does allow people with nurse aid certification from other states to obtain New Jersey certification upon receiving documentation and a background check.