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Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers Offers Winter Semester for CNA and PCT

By Christian Meagher on 11/30/2020

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is accepting applications for the winter semesters of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Patient Care Technician (PCT) programs.

The accelerated CNA program starts Jan. 18, 2021 and the PCT program begins Jan. 19, 2021.

The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule with classes Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be an evening semester starting March 15, 2021 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. Students will practice skills prior to their clinical experience. The program’s clinical experience will be at Griffin Hospital and/or a long term stay facility from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for day hours, and 5-10 p.m. for evening hours, totaling 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.

The 17-week PCT program requires students to attend didactic and skills review 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 certifications.

Anyone 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 visit griffinhealth.org/allied-health.

About the School of Allied Health Careers

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 Phlebotomy and other professional educational programs to provide training, education, and certification in selected health careers. Classes are taught by certified instructors or Master’s prepared nurses in the Griffin Hospital Medical Building, located at 300 Seymour Avenue in Derby.