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Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers Offers Winter, Spring Semesters for CNA

By Christian Meagher on 1/5/2021

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

The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule. The winter semester starts Jan. 18 with classes Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be an evening semester starting March 15 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.

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.