Griffin Hospital health career classes start soon

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers in Derby will offer its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy programs beginning in May. Anyone 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged for all courses, as space is limited.
The CNA and PCT programs begin May 20 and Phlebotomy program begins on May 21.
The 13-week CNA course will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 – 9 p.m. Course content includes infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics, moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring vital signs, and restorative care. Once a student successfully completes the course and clinical experience, they will be qualified to take the state exam for certification as a nursing assistant in Connecticut. The $1,200 CNA course tuition fee includes the course book, workbook and malpractice insurance coverage for the clinical rotation, which will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
The 16-week PCT program’s classes are on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Students are able to choose the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday portion of the program either during the day from 9 a.m. – noon or evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. to accommodate their schedules. The Patient Care Technician program offers hands-on training and opportunities for practical experience in the school’s fully equipped mock hospital room. The $3,995 tuition includes four weeks practical training at Griffin Hospital, which is full time from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, textbook, malpractice insurance, CPR certification and national certification.
The 13-week phlebotomy program has classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Both day and evening class options are available. The $1,995 tuition includes a 40-hour internship, national certification, lab coats, CPR certification, malpractice insurance and textbook.
For more information or to apply, contact course instructors Joanne Halstead or Tracy Huneke or call the school at 203-732-1276 or 203-732-7578.

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