The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite
206 in Derby, is offering classes for its fall Certified Nursing Assistant
(CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs.
evening session for the CNA program starts Sept. 11, and the day PCT program
and the Phlebotomy program begin Sept 12.
accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed six-week schedule
with classes Monday through Thursday from 5-9 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 5-10 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 includes the course book,
CPR training, and malpractice insurance coverage for the clinical rotation.
16-week PCT program requires students to attend practical training on Mondays
and Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and have 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 includes textbook, malpractice insurance, CPR
certification, and national certification.
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
course tuition includes a 40-hour internship, national certification, 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
limited. For more information or to apply, call 203-732-1276 or 203-732-7578 or