Thursday, August 7, 2014

Griffin in Derby offers Allied Health courses

Carol Grabinski, RN, BSN, teaches a class at The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers in Derby. 

DERBY - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206, offers day and evening class times for its fall Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy programs.
Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged for all courses, as space is limited. 

The School of Allied Health Careers offers day and evening sessions for its CNA program with classes on Monday and Wednesday nights starting Sept. 15 and daytime classes on Tuesday and Thursday starting Sept. 16

The PCT program will start Sept. 15 and Phlebotomy begins Sept. 16.
The 13-week CNA course offers students an affordable and condensed schedule with classes taught by professionals in the medical field.
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. 
After successfully completing the course and clinical experience, students will be qualified to take the State exam for certification as a Nursing Assistant in Connecticut. The CNA course tuition fee includes the course book, CPR training, and malpractice insurance coverage for the clinical rotation.
The 16-week PCT program requires students to attend practical training on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and have the option to take the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Phlebotomy classes either during the day from 9 a.m.-noon or evenings from 6-9 p.m.
The Patient Care Technician program offers ample hands-on training and opportunities for practical experience in the school's fully equipped mock hospital room. One hundred and sixty hours of clinical hour experience is offered.
The course tuition includes textbook, malpractice insurance, CPR certification, and national certification. The students are also eligible to take the CNA state exam for certification in Connecticut after the completion of the course.
The 13-week phlebotomy program has day (9 a.m.-noon) and evening (6-9 p.m.) class options available for its Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday schedule. The course tuition includes a 40-hour internship, national certification, lab coats, CPR certification, malpractice insurance, and textbook.
For information or to apply, call 203-732-7578 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.

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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