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.
Where to find free CNA training in New Jersey
The locations below provide free CNA training in New Jersey. We recommend you contact the programs in your area directly to learn the specifics of their free CNA classes and their availability.
|CNA Free Training Location||City||Phone|
|Absecon Manor||Absecon, NJ 08201||(609)646-5400|
|Andover Subacute & Rehab Centers||Andover, NJ 07821||(973) 383-6200|
|Crystal Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation||Bayville, NJ 08721||(732)269-0500|
|Cumberland Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation||Bridgeton, NJ 08302||(856)455-8000|
|Arbor Glen Center||Bridgewater, NJ 08807||(908) 595-6500|
|Abigail House for Nursing and Rehabilitation||Camden, NJ 08102||(856)365-8500|
|Avista Healthcare||Cherry Hill, NJ 08002||(856) 675-3000|
|Franciscan Oaks||Denville, NJ 07834||(973)586-6000|
|Gateway Care Center||Eatontown, NJ 07724||(732)542-4700|
|Galloway Nursing & Rehabilitation||Galloway, NJ 08205||(609) 748-9100|
|Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center||Hamilton Square, NJ 08690||(609) 586-1114|
|Bayshore Community Hospital||Holmdel, NJ 07733||(732)739-5900|
|Forest Manor||Hope, NJ 07844||(908)459-4128|
|Concord Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center||Lakewood, NJ 08701||(732)367-7444|
|Delaire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center||Linden, NJ 07036||(908) 862-3399|
|The Gardens at Monroe||Monroe Twp., NJ 08831||(609) 448-7036|
|Children’s Specialized Hospital||Mountainside, NJ 07092||(888)244-5373|
|Doctors Subacute Care||Paterson, NJ 07522||(973)942-8899|
|Amboy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center||Perth Amboy, NJ 08861||(732)826-0500|
|AristaCare at Whiting||Road Whiting, NJ 08759||(732)849-4300|
|Christian Health Care Center||Wyckoff, NJ 07481||(201) 848-5200|
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in New Jersey?
CNAs in New Jersey are regulated by the State of New Jersey Department of Health.
Who Administers the CNA Exam 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. 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 by visiting the following resources:
New Jersey State Requirements for CNAs
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.
New Jersey CNA Exam Details
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.
How Much Does the New Jersey CNA Exam Cost?
The Skills Evaluation and Written Exam costs $76.00, the Skills Evaluation and Oral Exam costs $90, both in English and Spanish.
Where Can I Take the CNA Exam 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.
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in New Jersey?
The average CNA salary in New Jersey is $31,190 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. That equates to $15.00 per hour.
New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry
The following link will take you to the website where you can review the state’s status for a CNA – New Jersey CNA Registry Search.
Additional CNA Training in New Jersey
In addition to the state’s free programs, there are also a number of paid CNA training options if those are more convenient. Please contact these organizations directly to learn more. There is a convenient list of CNA classes in New Jersey also provided here.
|Atlantic Cape Community College||Atlantic City, NJ 08401||(609) 343-4800|
|Camden County College||Blackwood, NJ 08012||(856) 227-7200|
|PRN Training Center, LLC||Bridgeton, NJ 08302||(856) 459-3222|
|Cumberland County Technical Education Center||Bridgeton, NJ 08360||(856) 451-9000|
|ASI Career Institute||Burlington, NJ 08016||(609) 526-5074|
|Pharma Care, Inc.||Clark, NJ 07066||(732) 574-9015|
|Partners Pharmacy ||Cranford, NJ 07016||(877) 919-9399|
|Best Care Training Institute||East Orange, NJ 07017||(973) 673-3900|
|B&M Career Center||Elizabeth, NJ 07201||(908) 355-9315|
|Workforce Advantage||Elizabeth, NJ 07202||(908) 355-2299|
|Branford Institute||Elizabeth, NJ 07208||(908) 352-1004|
|Hudson County Community College||Jersey City, NJ 07306||(201) 714-7100|
|Brookdale Community College||Lincroft, NJ 07738||(732) 224-2345|
|Essex County College||Newark, NJ 07102||(973) 877-3000|
|Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark||Newark, NJ 07107||(973) 596-4100|
|Impetus Systems & Careers||North Brunswick, NJ 08902||(732) 246-4555|
|Bergen Community College||Paramus, NJ 07652||(201) 447-7100|
|Camden County Technical Schools||Pennsauken, NJ 08081||(856) 663-1040|
|Universal Training Institute||Perth Amboy, NJ 08861||(732) 826-0155|
|Brooks Alternative Technical School||Runnemede, NJ 08078||(856) 939-8300|
|Humane Concepts Healthcare Training School||Union, NJ 07083||(908) 688-8184|
|Healthcare Training Institute||Union, NJ 07083||(908) 851-7711|
|Ace Healthcare Training Institute||Union, NJ 07083||(908) 851-2700|
|Warren County Community College||Washington, NJ 07882||(908) 835-WCCC (9222)|
|Passaic County Technical Institute||Wayne, NJ 07470||(973) 790-6000|
|Mercer County Community College||West Windsor, NJ 08550||(609) 586-4800|
|Burlington County Institute of Technology||Westampton, NJ 08060||(609) 267-4226|
|Salem County Vocational Technical Schools||Woodstown, NJ 08098||(856) 769-0101|