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

By Griffin Hospital on 12/18/2014

DERBY, CT (Dec. 17, 2014) - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, offers day and evening class times for its winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs.
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.

The new day CNA classes start Jan. 20 and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be five days of clinical training held from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The school’s evening CNA program starts Jan. 19 with classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. Clinical training is from 5-10 p.m.

The 13-week CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule with classes taught by professionals in the medical field. 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 16-week PCT program starts Jan. 20. Students must attend practical training on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and have the option to take the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday classes either during the day from 9 a.m.-noon or evenings from 6-9 p.m. The Patient Care Technician program offers ample hands-on training and opportunities for practical experience in the school's fully equipped mock hospital room. The course tuition includes textbooks, malpractice insurance, CPR certification, a 160 hour clinical internship and the sitting fees for national exams.

The 13-week phlebotomy program starts Jan. 20 with day (9 a.m.-noon) and evening (6-9 p.m.) class options available for its Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday schedule. 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 203.732.1276 or 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.


For more information:
Christian Meagher
Communications Specialist
P: 203.732.7431
C: 203.520.1480
F: 203.732.7477

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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers