Friday, May 3, 2013

Health career courses offered in Derby

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 hours.
This course is a basic course of medical vocabulary. It introduces word construction, pronunciation, prefixes, suffixes and root words.
Use 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

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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