Certified Nursing Assistant

Shared Time

Location: Keyport
280 Atlantic Street, Keyport 07735
Phone: 732-739-0592      Fax: 732-739-1470

Teacher: Ms. Eileen Fennessey

High School Program Description

The Nursing Assistant/Dietary Aide program is a two-year HIGH SCHOOL program. The program is unique, in that, the classroom is work-based after the first three months each year. This concept develops work-place readiness skills, professional behavior, and provides immediate access to various jobs upon graduation. Students will have clinical experience in the nursing and dietary departments in the long-term care facility/nursing home.

Career Pathways

  • Occupational
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Long Term
  • Home Health Aide (CHHA)
  • Patient Care Assistant (PCA) - Hospital
  • Dietary Assistant
Post Secondary
  • MCVSD-Practical Nursing Program-LPN
  • Associates Degree-Registered Nurse-RN
  • Bachelors Degree-Registered Nurse-RN

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Patient Care Skills/Personal Care
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Assessment of Vital Signs
  • Infection Control Techniques
  • Health & Safety Procedures
  • CPR-American Heart Association
  • Basic First Aid Skills
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Role of Dietary Aide in Health Care
  • Food Protection Management

Important Information

Medical Requirement: It is MANDATORY that students complete a physical, PPD and blood work by the first week of school. Specific information is mailed home in the summer. Guidelines are strictly followed.

Professional Attire: Scrubs and white sneakers are worn by all students to clinical. Specific color of scrubs will be reviewed the first week of school. No fake nails, hair is worn up and away from face. Stud earrings and a watch are acceptable.

Clinical: Student is directly involved in the personal care of a resident, which includes bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, and transferring, in preparation for nursing assistant certification.

Structured Learning/ Internships

All students are provided the opportunity to earn high school credits for on-the-job training. The Workplace Readiness curriculum includes technical skill preparation, employability skills, safety and applied academics related to the selected technical area of study. Workplace mentors from the employer and the school, work together to provide an individualized learning experience for each student enrolled.

High School Credits Earned

Level One
Nursing Assistant/Dietary Aide 10 credits
CTE Math I 5 credits
ICTE Science I 5 credits
Level Two
Nursing Assistant/Dietary Aide 10 credits
CTE Math II 5 credits
ICTE Science II 5 credits
TOTAL: 40 credits

Certificates Upon Graduation

NJ Dept of Health Nursing Assistant Certificate
NJ Bd of Nursing Home Health Aide Certificate
Servsafe-National Restaurant Assoc. Food  http://www.servsafe.com
Protection Manager Certificate
American Heart Association- CPR Certificate
MCVSD Program Certificate
Skills Profile
*All certificates achieved through successful completion of program & certification exams.

The following is a list of acceptable documents that may be used to establish a student's identity and eligibility to be licensed by the Board and/or to renew his or her license:
I-327 (Reentry Permit)
I-551(Permanent Resident Card)
I-571(Refugee Travel Document)
I- 688 (Temporary Resident Card)
I-688A (Employment Authorization Card)
I-688B (Employment Authorization Document)
I-766 (Employment Authorization Card)
I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
Questions about your immigration status and whether or not it is a qualifying status under federal law should be directed to the USCIC at:1-800-375-5283

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Additional Information

Health Occupation Students of America