CNA Classes in New Jersey

CNA classes in New Jersey are now new accepting students interested in becoming Certified Nurse Aides. By finishing a course recognized by the New Jersey Department of Health, you can become eligible to challenge for certification in as little as six weeks. Programs are held at a variety of community colleges, vocational schools, nursing homes and non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross.

The following list includes accredited Certified Nursing Assistant training programs that will help you become eligible to take the certification exam. If you would like more information on any of the courses listed, please contact the program via the contact form provided.

Name City Address Type Graduation Rate
Best Care Training Institute East Orange 68 South Harrison, East Orange, New Jersey 07018-1703 < 2-year, Private for-profit NA
Monmouth County Vocational School District Freehold 4000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, New Jersey 07728-5033 < 2-year, Public 70%
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School Toms River 137 Bey Lea Rd, Toms River, New Jersey 08753-2703 < 2-year, Public 38%
Healthcare Training Institute Union 1969 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083 2-year, Private for-profit 68%

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development projects a 15% increase in the number of nurse aide jobs throughout the state by 2020. This is slightly higher than the average of all occupations in New Jersey and around the nation.

State 2010 2020 Percent Change Projected Job Openings
New Jersey 53,550 61,290 15% 1,470
Type 10% 25% Median 75% 90%
New Jersey Hourly $10.13 $11.46 $13.18 $15.00 $17.68
New Jersey Yearly $21,100 $23,800 $27,400 $31,200 $36,800

You are required to complete the following steps in order to qualify to work as a Certified Nurse Aide in the Garden State. These requirements are as follows:

  1. Graduate from a NJDH-approved CNA training program
  2. Apply for and earn your certification through PSI Exams within 24 months of completing your classes
  3. Once you have earned your certification, you will need your name listed in the New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry
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