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Griffin School of Allied Health Careers to Offer March CNA Course

By Ken Roberts on 2/10/2012

DERBY, CT (February 10, 2012) - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers will be offering an evening program for adults over 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED to qualify  to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The 16-week course, which begins Monday, March 12, is comprised of 12 weeks of Monday evening classes, held 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the School of Allied Health Careers, followed by a four weeks of clinical experience at an extended care facility on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

The course content will include infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics, moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring vital signs, and restorative care.

Once a student successfully completes the course and clinical experience, they will be qualified to take the State exam for certification as a Nursing Assistant in Connecticut.

The $1,200 CNA course tuition fee includes the course book, workbook, and malpractice insurance coverage for the clinical rotation. Interested students should contact the School of Allied Health Careers at 203.732.1276 for more information.  The School is located at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby.