CNA Certification Help Needed

  1. Hi everyone!
    I've passed by first semester in nursing school (nursing fundamentals)and now would like to work as a CNA in New Jersey. Can I take the certification exam based on my training in nursing fundamentals? If so, how do I go about arranging this? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 3


  3. by   jb2u
    welcome to

    yes you can!!!

    go to new jersey's dept of health's website for more info.

    taken from their website...

    obtaining nurse aide certification through alternate training (vocational) routes

    the following individuals may take the department's written/oral examination without first completing a nurse aide training course and clinical skills evaluation:

    students, graduate nurses, or foreign licensed nurses, pending licensure, who submit evidence of successful completion of a course in the fundamentals of nursing;

    send all documentation of required training to:

    certification program
    division of health facilities evaluation & licensing
    new jersey department of health and senior services
    p.o. box 367
    trenton, nj 08625-0367
  4. by   infirmiere bleu
    Thank you so much! I've been asking at school and no one seemed to know. I really appreciate your help.
    Happy Holidays!
  5. by   Okami_CCRN
    You can work at a hospital without the licensure which is about 100 dollars last time I checked. I work as a CNA in NJ and our hospital offers student nurses who have finished their first clinical rotation an opportunity to work as a Nurse's Aide.