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Certificate Nursing Aide (CNA)

Camden County College is pleased to offer the Certified Nurse Aide Program. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services regulates this professional certification program, which is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of nursing care and philosophy. The program follows a series of modules designed to build skill competency and theory within the nurse aide student. Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) may practice in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and sub- acute facilities.

 

Both the classroom theory and practicum components incorporate such topics as health and disease processes, therapeutic and technical procedures, vital signs, hygiene and grooming care, nutrition and hydration, infection control, restorative care, observation and reporting, psychosocial care skills, caring for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and ethical behavior.

 

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration):

• Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED

• Students must be 18 years of age

• Students must maintain their own health insurance.  

FORMS FOR PHYSICAL/IMMUNITIES/BACKGROUND CHECK/LIABILITY WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE SCHEDULED INFORMATION SESSION

• Students will maintain their own liability insurance.

• Student physical must be completed by doctor or nurse practitioner indicating they are in good health and meet the requirements for the course. We cannot accept physicals that were completed over six months ago.

• Students are expected to have several immunizations or be immune prior to registration.

This can be done at your doctor’s office.

• Students must have a 10 panel urine drug screen.

• Students must have a 2-step PPD. The PPD must consist of the following: students must go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return within 48-72 hours to have it read by their practitioner. The second PPD must be completed within 7-21 days after the 1st and read within 48-72 hours. There must be proof from your doctor’s office of completion of both. PPD’s are good for one year.

• Students must pass criminal background checks. 

• Students are required to attend every class, lab and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who violate this requirement.

• Students must complete each module in order to progress to the next module.

• In addition to class time, clinical pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinical schedule will be announced at the start of class. 

• Students are expected to be professional while attending class, lab and clinical setting. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the class, lab and clinical site and the program without refund.

• Students are also expected to purchase the required textbook and uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the time of registration.

 

Students can pick up a packet from Camden College Hall Suite 228. Information sessions are held through the semester. At these sessions the students get valuable information on the program as well as a packet with guidance. It is highly recommended that a student attend one of these sessions. Students are expected to be professional in class, lab and clinical setting. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the program without refund. After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the skills and written test for state certification. The certification fee is separate from program’s tuition.

 

The CNA registration packet is available at the Information Session. Completed packets should be returned to: 

College Hall if taking the course in Camden or

Kevin G. Halpern Hall for Science & Health Education, Room 329H if taking the course in Blackwood.

4 college credits apply. 



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Medical Terminology

This course offers an introduction to the world of healthcare through the language of medicine.  Students are taught strategies needed for word analysis which will assist with the understanding of both basic and complex medical terms.  A correlation of the word elements with basic anatomy, physiology and pathology is included.

The course may be taken for credit or as an audit.  The decision to audit must be made at the time or registration. See Records and Registration for cost and times of the course.  Students may register for any section of HIT 120, Medical Terminology.

 

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Patient Care Technician (formerly MST) 


The Patient Care Technician Program is designed to prepare students to train for one of the fastest growing professions in the health care industry today. The program focuses on building a complete and solid foundation for students in classroom theory, lab, and hands-on clinical components. Students will become competent in basic patient care skills; learn basic review the key concepts of anatomy and physiology; cardiac function; performing EKG; phlebotomy; basic nursing care; nutrition; therapeutic communication; and critical thinking. Individuals prepared through the Patient Care Technician program may seek employment in acute care hospitals, sub-acute care facilities, outpatient laboratories, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and various medical providers.

 

Admission requirements (to be completed prior to registration):

• Students must be high school graduates or possess a GED

• Students must be 18 years of age

• Students must maintain their own health insurance. 

FORMS FOR PHYSICAL/IMMUNITIES/BACKGROUND CHECK/LIABILITY WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE SCHEDULED INFORMATION SESSION

• Students will maintain their own liability insurance.

• Student physical must be completed by doctor or nurse practitioner indicating they are in good health and meet the requirements for the course. We cannot accept physicals that were completed over six months ago.

• Students are expected to have several immunizations or be immune prior to registration.

This can be done at your doctor’s office. 

•  Students must have a 10 panel urine drug screen.

• Students must have a 2-step PPD. The PPD must consist of the following: students must  go to the doctor to receive the first injection and then return within 48-72 hours to have it read by their practitioner. The second PPD must be completed within 7-21 days after the 1st and read within 48-72 hours. There must be proof from your doctor’s office of completion of both. PPD’s are good for one year.

• Students must pass criminal background check. 

• Students are required to attend every class, lab and every clinical. Exceptions cannot be made nor are refunds given to those who violate this requirement.

• In addition to class time, clinical is pre-scheduled and must be completed. Clinical may be at a different day or time than the class hours and students must be flexible in meeting this requirement.

• Students are responsible in purchasing the required textbook and uniform. Details will be given on these requirements at the time of registration.

• Students are expected to be professional while attending class, lab and clinical setting. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being removed from the class, lab and clinical site and the program without refund.

 

The registration packet is available in the Allied Health Division, Kevin G. Halpern Hall for Science & Health Education, Room 329H. 

18.3 CEU’s 

 

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Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive course is for those interested in entering the world of pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam as well as be in a competitive position to seek employment in the field. Course content will include pharmacy law, interpreting prescriptions and computer entry, defining drugs by brand and generic names, ethics, inventory control, routes of administration, and side effects of medications.

This course will also focus on mathematical calculations as they relate to dosage conversions and calculations and IV flow rates. It is suggested that individuals have a high school diploma or GED to enter the program due to the reading and math requirements of the course. Students are asked to bring a calculator to class. 6.0 CEU

Class Locations
Blackwood Location

CE.ALH 009 



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Spanish for Health Care Professionals

This course will provide medical personnel with the basic concepts required to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. No previous knowledge of the Spanish language is required. Participants willl earn basic communication skills that will prove helpful in the patient care setting. Gain a working knowledge of Spanish medical terminology; the parts of the body, numbers, and key phrases to help enhance your communication skills. 1.2 CEU

Blackwood Location
CE.ALH 014-51

 

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TEAS-V Exam Preparation Course

This course is designed to assist students in preparing to take the TEAS-V exam and helping them to achieve the high score required for acceptance into nursing school.  Passing the TEAS-V has become one of the primary requirements for entrance into nursing programs.  The exam is based primarily on a 12th grade high school educational level.  There are a total of 170 questions on this exam and the content includes Reading, Mathematics Science and English language usage.  This course will cover each of the content areas as well as study skills and test taking strategies.

 

Blackwood location  CE.ALH 081

 

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