Enhanced Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training


About This Class

In this New Jersey State Approved Certified Nurse Aide program, students will be prepared for the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services Skills and Written Examination. The course will consist of classroom and clinical setting instruction. Typical work settings for graduates of CNA programs are primary long-term care facilities with some students securing employment in hospital acute care facilities. In addition, students will receive additional instruction in medical terminology, fundamental workplace skills, and certifications in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and Dementia Care.



  • Certified Nurse Aide’s Certification (CNA) by the New Jersey Department of Health 
  • Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Dementia Care Certification



Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or Work Authorization Visa with valid social security number 
  • 9th Grade Proficiency on the TABE Test, students currently enrolled in HCCC are exempt (minimum G.P.A. of 2.0) 
  • Must be at least 18 years old 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Submission of a criminal background check and fingerprinting prior to certification 
  • **Submission of medical clearance/immunization records and one of the following:  
    1. Two-step PPD skin test for TB, negative results twice within a 30-day period
    2. QuantiFERON-TB-Gold test 
    3. Negative chest x-ray (done within past 2 years) 




“This program allowed me to progress from working as a Home Health Aide to work within a nursing facility where I could utilize the skills I acquired while undertaking this course of study. I particularly enjoyed studying in a group setting with the support of the teaching staff. This also had a significant economic impact and has encouraged me to progress further within this career.” - Laura Sanchez, Certified Nurse Aide student 

“As a result of completing the CNA program and receiving the associated certification I was able to secure employment at a Nursing facility having previously been unemployed.” - Naida Larose, Certified Nurse Aide student 



Contact Information

School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
161 Newkirk Street, Suite E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4233