DERBY - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 will offer its Certified Nursing Assistant program and Medical Terminology course this month.
Anyone 18 years
of age or older with a high school diploma
or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged, as
space is limited.
The CNA program begins May 20 and the Medical Terminology course starts May 28.
The 13-week CNA course will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings
from 5 - 9 p.m.
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.
Once a student
successfully completes the course and clinical experience, they will be
qualified to take the State exam for certification as a Nursing
Assistant in Connecticut.
The $1,250 CNA course tuition fee
includes the course book, workbook, and malpractice insurance coverage
for the clinical rotation, which will be held on Monday and Wednesday
evenings as well as Saturday mornings.
The Medical Terminology course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for four-and-a-half weeks for a total of 30
This course is a basic course of medical vocabulary. It introduces
word construction, pronunciation, prefixes, suffixes and root words.
of medical dictionary and identification of accepted medical
abbreviations help students navigate the world of medical
terms. Using a body systems approach, the students will be able to
apply their knowledge to the health care setting.
This course is
beneficial to individuals pursuing a career in medical billing and
coding, in a hospital setting or in any health-related profession.
Cost is $500, including a $25 nonrefundable application
fee. Tuition includes cost of textbook.
For information or to apply, call 203-732-1276 or visit griffinhealth.org/allied-health.
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, 300 Seymour Ave.
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