Griffin offers nursing assistant program

Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers will offer an evening Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, starting Sept. 24.

The 13-week course will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. at the School of Allied Health Careers, 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206, Derby.

The course is open to adults over age 18 with high school diploma or GED. The course content will include infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics, moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring vital signs, and restorative care.

Once students successfully completes the course and clinical experience, they'll 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.

Interested students may call the School of Allied Health Careers at 203-732-1276.