Griffin Hospital offering Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant program

 The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program this fall to help aspiring healthcare professionals quickly jumpstart their careers.

There will be a daytime session of the 5-week CNA Program starting Oct. 5 and an evening session starting Nov.16. Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission.

The program runs for a total of 104 hours. The first four weeks of the program will be classroom education and skills training and the final week will include clinical experience at an extended care facility and Griffin Hospital for the required 40 hours for CNA certification completion.

The days and hours for the session starting Oct. 5 are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the first four weeks, and Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the final week.

The session starting Nov. 16 will be Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. for the first four weeks, and the times for the clinical hours in the final week will be discussed in class.

Tuition includes books, CPR training and malpractice insurance.

For more information or to apply, call 203-732-1276 or visit

Griffin Hospital's School of Allied Health Careers was one of the first hospital-based schools of its kind to be authorized by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and offers Phlebotomy and other professional educational programs to provide training, education, and certification in selected health careers. Classes are taught by certified instructors in the Griffin Hospital Medical Building, located at 300 Seymour Avenue in Derby.