Winter semester for CNA, PCT, phlebotomy available

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers is offering winter classes for its certified nursing assistant (CNA), patient care technician (PCT) and phlebotomy programs.

Classes for the CNA program will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Jan. 14. The day PCT program and the phlebotomy program begin Jan 15.

The CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule. 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.

The program’s clinical experience is at a long term stay facility and Griffin Hospital from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a total of 40 hours.

After successfully completing the course and clinical experience, students will be qualified to take the certification exam for a nursing assistant in Connecticut. The CNA course tuition fee includes the course book, CPR training, and malpractice insurance coverage for the clinical rotation.

The 17-week PCT program requires students to attend practical training on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phlebotomy classes are offered during the day from 9 a.m.-noon or during the evening from 6 to 9 p.m. The PCT program offers ample hands-on training and opportunities for practical experience in the school’s fully equipped mock hospital room and during the 160 hours of clinical experience. The course tuition includes textbook, malpractice insurance, CPR certification, and national certification.

Classes for the 14-week phlebotomy program will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with two options — 9 a.m. to noon or 6 to 9 p.m. The course tuition includes a 40-hour internship, national certification, lab coats, CPR certification, malpractice insurance and textbook.

Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged for all courses, as space is limited. For more information or to apply, call 203-732-1276 or 203-732-7578 or visit The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers is located at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206, Derby.