The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206
in Derby, is offering classes for its spring Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),
Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs.
CNA program starts May 15. The PCT and Phlebotomy programs begins May 16.
CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule with classes
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Course content includes infection
control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics,
moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring
vital signs, and restorative care. The program’s clinical experience is at a
long term stay facility and Griffin Hospital from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a
total of 40 hours. After successfully completing the course and clinical
experience, students will be qualified to take the certification exam for a
Nursing Assistant in Connecticut. The CNA course tuition fee is $1,250 and includes
the course book, CPR training, and malpractice insurance coverage for the
16-week PCT program requires students to attend practical training on Mondays
and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with the option to take the Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday phlebotomy classes either during the day from 9
a.m.-noon or during the evening from 6-9 p.m. The PCT program offers ample
hands-on training and opportunities for practical experience in the school's
fully equipped mock hospital room and during the 160 hours of clinical
experience. The course tuition is $4,395 and includes textbook, malpractice
insurance, CPR certification, and national certification costs.
13-week Phlebotomy program holds classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
with a daytime option of 9 a.m.-noon or an evening option of 6-9 p.m. The
tuition is $2,195 and includes a 40-hour internship, national certification
costs, lab coats, CPR certification, malpractice insurance and textbook.
18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for
admission. Early application is encouraged for all courses, as space is
more information or to apply, call 203-732-1276 or 203-732-7578 or visit