Home|Blog | Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers Offers Summer Semester for CNA, PCT, MA, and Phlebotomy

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is accepting applications for its summer semesters of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (MA), and Patient Care Technician (PCT) programs.

The Phlebotomy, MA, and PCT semesters will begin May 22 and the summer CNA program will start July 17.

The accelerated CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed classroom schedule with classes Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The CNA program 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 care facility. The clinical hours are 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for a total of 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 PCT program provides students with didactic and skills review on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and students have the option to take phlebotomy training on Mondays and Wednesdays from either 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or from 5-9 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 clinical experience at the hospital or long-term care facility.

The Phlebotomy 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.

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 as well as the booster.

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.

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.