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School of Allied Health Careers Offers Day and Evening Classes for Careers in Healthcare

By Janet Maurice on 4/23/2015
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, will be offering classes for its spring Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs starting May 18.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.

Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant

The school’s 5- week, accelerated CNA program will start May 18 with classes Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The fifth week of the program will be a clinical rotation held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at a nursing home facility and Griffin Hospital.
The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule. 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. After successfully completing the course and clinical experience, students will be qualified to take the State exam for certification as 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 Phlebotomy programs will begin on the May 19th and the PCT class May 22nd. 

Patient Care Technician

The 16-week PCT program starts May 22 with practical training on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and either day (9 a.m. – noon) or evening (6-9 p.m.) Phlebotomy classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The last four weeks of the PCT program is a clinical rotation from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for a total of 160 hours.

The PCT program offers ample hands-on training and opportunities for practical experience in the school's fully equipped mock hospital room. The course tuition includes textbook, malpractice insurance, CPR certification, and national certification.


The 13-week Phlebotomy program starts May 19 and offers day (9 a.m.-noon) and evening (6-9 p.m.) class options on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The course tuition includes a 40-hour internship, national certification, lab coats, CPR certification, malpractice insurance, and textbook.

For more information or to apply

call 203.732.7578 or visit griffinhealth.org/allied-health.

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 in the Griffin Hospital Medical Building, located at 300 Seymour Avenue in Derby.

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