Home Health Aide
PROGRAM TITLE: New Jersey Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program
TOTAL HOURS: 76
Day Program: 2 weeks
Evening Program: 3 1/2 weeks
Physical Examination and a 2-step Mantoux test (for exposure to Tuberculosis)
Specific Vocational Objectives:
This 76-hour entry-level program is designed so that participants will meet all requirements necessary to take the agencies approved examination and become a Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide. Upon successfully passing the examination approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and upon approval from the Board of Nursing, students can seek employment as a Certified Homemaker/Home Health aide in a nursing agency, hospice, and other sites (including private employment) and provide care in the home or in assisted living facilities, which is an entry-level position in the healthcare field. After successfully completing this program, the candidate is also eligible to go on for advanced training as a Certified Medication Aide.
This program includes the 76 hours curriculum mandated by the New Jersey Board of Nursing to include all components necessary (speech, occupational, physical therapy, CPR, dietary skills, etc.) to train participants to provide home care to the ill and elderly through nursing agencies, hospice agencies, rehabilitation centers, etc. In addition, 30 hours of make-up time has been incorporated into the program. Upon completion of the program, verification of student’s test scores will be submitted to the New Jersey Board of Nursing student will receive certification from the Board of Nursing within five weeks.
- Unit 1 – Working with People/Nutrition/Role of HNA/Safety – 19 hours
- Unit 2 – Understanding Children/Understanding Elderly – 19 hours
- Unit 3 – Understanding Mental Health & Illness/Understanding Death & Dying/Charting – 19 hours
- Unit 4 – Clinical Practice – 19 hours
Prices are higher for most funding sources. Inquire from the school.
Please note: County Student costs include items not listed. Final cost will be listed on the Training Provider form submitted by the County office.
Upon successful completion of the training program, the completion of the State of New Jersey criminal background check and a passing grade of 70% or better on the final exam, the student may be eligible for certification through the State of New Jersey Board of Nursing.