Workforce Development Division Offering 6-Week Nurse Aide Class at CCC

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VINELAND, NJ – Cumberland County College’s Workforce Development division is providing training programs that can help meet the South Jersey region’s high demand for skilled workers.

That was demonstrated recently when Displaced Homemaker program recipients who were enrolled in Certified Nurse Aide training achieved a 100-percent program completion rate, as well as a 100-percent passing rate for the state skills exam.

“Many of the students hadn’t had classroom training in more than 20 years,” said Traci Mayo, Cumberland’s Displaced Homemaker grant coordinator.

“Their successful completion of the course leads to a New Jersey State Certified Nurse Aide license and, ultimately, entry-level job placement in a career that will allow them to create a pathway for themselves within the healthcare industry.”

To receive NJ Certified Nurse Aide licensure, a student must complete the 90-hour course with a 70-percent average or above, successfully pass the state skills exam, and the state written exam.

The license is valid for two years and individuals are able to re-certify by completing the necessary paperwork.

 “Licenses are issued on the spot if the written exam is passed,” said Mayo.

Cumberland County College’s Displaced Homemaker program is designed to assist individuals who have worked in the home for a number of years and suddenly find that they are the primary source of household income.

The program assists these individuals with regaining the confidence needed to establish short- and long-term goals, develop a career plan, and become mentally empowered and economically self-sufficient.

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As a result of the collaboration with its neighbor, the Scarpa Technical Education Center, Cumberland County College has been able to offer short-term Certified Nurse Aide courses in state-of-the-art classrooms.

In just six weeks, Cumberland’s Certified Nurse Aide program provides students with the academic and hands-on skills required to pass state licensing exams.

Students learn how to provide daily basic personal care for patients, in addition to physical and emotional support for those in nursing homes, hospitals and other various settings.

Course skills are taught in a simulated long-term care classroom environment, and hands-on clinical learning takes place locally in a designated care facility.

The next Certified Nurse Aide course is set to begin February 5. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 19.

Class meets 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday until March 19.

Workforce development advisors are available to assist potential students. Call Traci Mayo at 856-776-2385 for complete details.

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