Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, provide direct care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and home care.

Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program In New Jersey

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Course Description

To qualify as a Certified Nursing Assistant in New Jersey, candidates must undergo training in the Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). This program consists of 90 hours, which is broken down into 50 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of clinical training. Candidates are able to bypass CNA training and take the CNA exam if they meet a series of requirements while being certified to work in another state or if they have completed educational classes in the fundamentals of nursing.

Frequently Asked Questions about Certified Nursing Assistant Program in New Jersey

Candidates for CNA certification in New Jersey must complete the Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). This CNA training course is 90 hours, consisting of 50 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours. Once completed, candidates may then take the CNA exam.
CNA’s in New Jersey are regulated by the State of New Jersey Department of Health.
The Skills Evaluation and Written Exam costs $76.00, the Skills Evaluation and Oral Exam costs $90, both in English and Spanish.
The examination is given at 10 locations around the state of New Jersey, Secaucus, North Brunswick, Paramus, New Providence, New Brunswick, Parsippany, Northfield, Hamilton Square, Cherry Hill, and Brick.
The average CNA salary in New Jersey is $30,380 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. That equates ~ $15.00 per hour.
In the state of New Jersey, the CNA examination and the management of the New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry is administered by PSI, a third party vendor. Our CNA practice tests are a free way to help you prepare for the CNA multiple-choice exam. See all of our CNA sample test questions from the resource persons or ask at the admission desk
There are two sections of the exam – the skills evaluation and the written examination.  There is also a compliment oral examination option in lieu of the written section.  One unique aspect of the CNA exam in New Jersey is that it is required that candidates take the skill evaluation first.  Candidates are notified within 10 days of taking their skills evaluation if they have passed and are eligible to move onto the written/oral examination.  The written/oral evaluation consists of 60 questions and candidates have 90 minutes to complete.  The skills evaluation is 5 tasks that must be completed with at least a score of 80% on each task.  Tasks that are tested on may include Hand Washing, Ambulation with a Gait Belt, Placing Bedpan, Dressing Resident, feeding a Dependent Resident, Foot Care, Making an Occupied Bed, or Denture Care.
Contact our Admission Desk for more information, you may qualified for some scholarship offers.

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