CNA Training In New Jersey

In order to become 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.  Training organizations and schools are all around the state.  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.

CNA Training In New Jersey

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.  Once the candidate has completed their CNA training program, they have CNA exam to become certified in New Jersey. 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.  There are two section 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.  The Skills Evaluation and Written Exam costs $76.00, the Skills Evaluation and Oral Exam costs $90, both in English and Spanish.

In addition to training and the successful completion of the CNA examination, a candidate must also submit a criminal background investigation.

CNA Training locations in New Jersey are listed below:

Atlantic Cape Community College
1535 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-4800

Camden County College
P.O. Box- 200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 227-7200

Moe Shea Corporation
3 3rd Street Suite-202
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 324-9911

PRN Training Center, LLC
60 Lebanon Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 459-3222

Cumberland County Technical Education Center
601 Bridgeton Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ 08360
(856) 451-9000

ASI Career Institute
513 High Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 526-5074

Pharma Care, Inc.
136 Central Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
(732) 574-9015

Partners Pharmacy
70 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016
(877) 919-9399

Best Care Training Institute
68 South Harrison Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
(973) 673-3900

B&M Career Center
214 Commerce Place
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 355-9315

Workforce Advantage
66 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 355-2299

Branford Institute
570 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 352-1004

Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 714-7100

Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
(732) 224-2345

Essex County College
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 877-3000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
590 North 7th Street
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 596-4100

Impetus Systems & Careers
850 Route 1 North
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 246-4555

Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 447-7100

Camden County Technical Schools
6008 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ 08081
(856) 663-1040

Universal Training Institute
174 Jefferson Street 2nd Floor
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 826-0155

Brooks Alternative Technical School
701 North Blackhorse Pike
Runnemede, NJ 08078
(856) 939-8300

Humane Concepts Healthcare Training School
1767 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 688-8184

Healthcare Training Institute
1969 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 851-7711

Ace Healthcare Training Institute
930 Stuyvesant Avenue Suite-8
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 851-2700

Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)

Passaic County Technical Institute
45 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 790-6000

Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 586-4800

Burlington County Institute of Technology
695 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
(609) 267-4226

Salem County Vocational Technical Schools
880 Route 45
Woodstown, NJ 08098
(856) 769-0101