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Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers Offers Spring Semester for CNA, PCT, and Phlebotomy

By Christian Meagher on 4/19/2022

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

There will be two sessions of the accelerated CNA program, starting May 16 and July 11. Phlebotomy starts May 17 and the PCT program begins May 27.

The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule with classes Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CNA 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 a long term stay facility from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 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, a 40-hour clinical rotation and liability insurance.

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 provides the option to take the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday phlebotomy classes either from 9 a.m.-noon or 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 14-week Phlebotomy program offers 32-40 hours of clinical experience. The course tuition includes textbook, liability insurance, CPR certification, clinical rotations and national certification exams. College credits are offered for eligible certification earners.

Admission application is available to anyone18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED, and is proficient in the English language. COVD-19 vaccination is required prior to enrollment. 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.

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