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School of Allied Health Careers Offers Accelerated CNA Evening Classes

By Janet Maurice on 1/27/2016
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206, in Derby, is offering an evening session of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program this spring to help aspiring healthcare professionals quickly jump-start their careers.

The 6-week CNA program starts March 7 and runs Monday-Thursday with classes 5-9 p.m. and clinical training Monday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission.

The program runs for a total of 104 hours. The first four weeks of the program will be classroom education and skills training and the two final weeks will include clinical experience at an extended care facility and Griffin Hospital for the required 40 hours for CNA certification completion.

Tuition includes books, CPR training and malpractice insurance.

For more information or to apply, call 203.732.1276 or visit griffinhealth.org/allied-health.

Griffin Hospital's School of Allied Health Careers was one of the first hospital-based schools of its kind to be authorized by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and offers training, education, and certification for Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, and Patient Care Technician healthcare careers. Classes are taught by certified instructors in the Griffin Hospital Medical Building, located at 300 Seymour Avenue in Derby.

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