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New Jersey, NJ | CNA Certification Training Programs

Depending on your goals and qualifications to meet the CNA requirements in New Jersey, NJ you may want to answer a few basic questions before you proceed on the right education path. 

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New Jersey, like most other states, is experiencing high demand for CNAs. Certified Nursing Assistants—known as “Certified Nurse Aides” in New Jersey—usually work in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and home health care settings, but also find employment in clinics and hospitals. Full time Licensed Nursing Assistants in New Jersey average around $32,000 per year (according to BLS.gov) plus benefits, which is 9% higher than the national average, making it an attractive place to begin a career in the health industry as a CNA.

New Jersey CNA Training

CNA training in New Jersey is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and is widely available. Training courses consist of a minimum of 90 hours of training, with 50 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of hands-on clinical instruction. New Jersey law requires that any CNA who is hired before, during, or within 12 months of completing their training, will receive 100 percent reimbursement after training is completed and one begins work in a long-term care facility, making initial investment limited to simply the hours required to receive training—an efficient way to enter the field of health care indeed.

Certified Nursing Assistant License in New Jersey

CNA licenses in New Jersey are issued after passing a test administered by Pearson Vue , who also provide practice tests. The two-part test includes a written examination and a skills demonstration component at a cost of $86. Once one has successfully passed the CNA exam and registered with the New Jersey CNA registry, certification must be renewed every two years with proof of at least eight hours of employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant over the same time period.

CNA Courses in New Jersey

There are currently around 60 licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (Aide) schools in New Jersey as listed by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Furthermore, many long-term care facilities are also licensed to provide training, so it is worth contacting the facility nearest you to see if they offer training—and the possibility of employment.



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Berkeley College
Campus Locations:   Dover | Clifton | Newark | More...
Programs: AAS in Medical Assistant , Certificate in Medical Assistant , Certificate in Practical Nurse , more...


Sanford-Brown Institute
Campus Locations:   Iselin
Programs: Certificate in Medical Assistant , Certificate in Pharmacy Technician , Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding


Star Career Academy
Campus Locations:   Newark | Clifton | Brick
Programs: Medical Assistant , Dialysis Technician


All-State Career - Allied Health
Campus Locations:   Essington
Programs: Medical Assisting , Medical Billing and Coding , Expanded Function Dental Assisting


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Wayne | Lawrence Township
Programs: Medical Assistant , Pharmacy Technician , Medical Billing/Coding , more...


Harris School of Business
Campus Locations:   Voorhees | Linwood | Wilmington
Programs: Professional Medical Assistant Plus , Pharmacy Tech , Health Claims Specialist Plus , more...


Central Career School
Campus Locations:   South Plainfield
Programs: Medical Assistant , Medical Billing and Coding , Dental Assisting


Allen School
Campus Locations:   Brooklyn
Programs: Medical Assistant


Everest Institute
Campus Locations:   South Plainfield
Programs: Medical Assistant (Diploma) , Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) , Medical Administrative Assistant (Diploma) , more...



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Allied Schools
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Kaplan University
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Liberty University
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Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online) , Health Science, BS (Online) , Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only) , more...


Penn Foster Schools
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Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Health Studies - Health Management , B.S. in Health Studies - Health Communication , B.S. in Health Studies - Self-Designed , more...


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN) , Allied Health Science (AS) , Doctor of Nurse Practice , more...


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   Electronic Health Records Certificate , A.A. in Health Care Administration-Medical Records , Master of Health Administration/Education , more...


Maryville University
Online Programs:   Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) , Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) , Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) -Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


Animal Behavior College
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