CNA Programs in New Jersey

Requirements to Become a Nursing Assistant in New Jersey

If you want to begin a career as a CNA in New Jersey, the first thing you will need to do is complete the Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP), which consists of 90 hours of training. This training should include 50 hours of classroom lectures and 40 hours of hands-on experience.

After completing the required hours of training, you must apply for and take the state’s practical skills evaluation and a written/oral exam. You will also be required to submit to a criminal background check. There is a small fee for the exam, which will cover your testing materials and certification.

Upon passing the exam, you will be certified and eligible to work as a CNA in the state.

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State-Approved Nursing Assistant Programs in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey is home to many excellent training facilities for aspiring CNAs. Some of the best schools include:

    • Camden County College
      200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ 08012
      Phone: (856) 227-7200
      Email: Email
    • Berkeley College
      1 W Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801
      Phone: (973) 366-6700
    • Best Care College
      68 S Harrison St, East Orange, NJ 07018
      Phone: (973) 673-3900
      Email: Email
    • Edison Job Corps Center
      500 Plainfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
      Phone: (732) 985-4800
    • Middlesex County College
      2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
      Phone: (732) 548-6000
    • Hudson County Community College
      70 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
      Phone: (201) 714-7100
    • Brookdale Community College
      765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738
      Phone: (732) 224-2345
      Email: Email
    • Atlantic Cape Community College
      5100 E Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
      Phone: (609) 625-1111
    • County College of Morris
      214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869
      Phone: (973) 328-5000
      Email: Website
  • Rowan College at Gloucester County
    1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
    Phone: (856) 468-5000
  • Ocean County College
    1 College Dr, Toms River, NJ 08753
    Phone: (732) 255-0400
  • Thomas Edison State University
    111 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
    Phone: (888) 442-8372
  • Healthcare Training Institute
    1969 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083
    Phone: (888) 226-6354
    Email: Email
  • Warren County Community College
    475 NJ-57, Washington, NJ 07882
    Phone: (908) 835-9222
  • William Paterson University
    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07474
    Phone: (973) 720-2000
  • Mercer County Community College
    1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
    Phone: (609) 586-4800
    Email: Website