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​​​​​​​Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers Offers Fall Semester for CNA, PCT, MA, and Phlebotomy

By Christian Meagher on 8/10/2022

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

There will be two sessions of the accelerated CNA program, starting Sept.12 and Nov.7. The fall sessions for Phlebotomy and PCT will start on Sept. 13, and the MA session is set to start in October.

The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed classroom schedule with classes Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. in September and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in November. 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. The clinical hours are 5 to 10 p.m.in September and from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in November, 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 and workbook, 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 have the option to take the 14-week Phlebotomy course on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 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 14-week Phlebotomy course will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with the option of day classes from 9 a.m.-noon or evening classes from 6-9 p.m. The 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.

The MA program runs for 28 weeks with classes five days a week from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., including 160 clinical hours at Griffin Faculty Physicians’ primary care offices and specialty offices such as gastroenterology, OB-GYN, surgical and cardiology. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers. The MA course tuition includes textbook, liability insurance, CPR certification, online modules and certification practice tests, clinical externships, and national certification exam.  College credits are offered for eligible certification earners.

The School of Allied Health Careers has partnered with Meritize to offer student loans in which applicants can enhance credit evaluation and loan options by sharing their academic profiles. Pre-approval is available at https://apply.meritize.com.

Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED and is proficient in the English language may apply for admission. A primary COVID-19 vaccination series is required prior to enrollment as well as the booster. 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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School of Allied Health Careers.jpg - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers is accepting applications for the fall semesters of its Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, and Patient Care Technician programs.

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