The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is accepting applications for the fall semesters of its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy, and Patient Care Technician (PCT) programs.
The CNA evening program begins Sept. 25 and the day program starts Nov. 13. Phlebotomy starts Sept. 25 and the PCT begins Sept. 26.
The CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule with classes Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 5 p.m.- 9 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. The program’s clinical experience will be at Griffin Hospital and a long term stay facility, 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, clinical rotation and liability insurance.
The 15-week PCT program requires students to attend didactic and skills review on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and have the option to also take the Phlebotomy program. 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 80 hours of clinical experience. The course tuition includes textbook, liability insurance, CPR certification, clinical rotations and national certification exams.
The 13-week Phlebotomy program is Mondays and Wednesdays either during the day from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. or during the evening from 5p.m.-9 p.m. The program offers 32–40 hours of clinical experience. The course tuition includes lab coats, books, malpractice insurance, CPR certification and a national certification exam fee.
The School of Allied Health Careers has partnered with TEAM, The Workplace, Inc., Meritize, Sally Mae, and Ascent to offer student loans in which applicants can enhance financial obligations.
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. The COVID 19 vaccination series 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.