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My name is Pete M, new to site.

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Hi, my name is Pete M,

I'm interested in becoming a CNA, is anyone on here from the Bergen County, NJ area?

What type of experience can I expect in class?

How many books do I need to get and what are the books about?

I was thinking about taking courses in HOHOKUS or BERGEN community...

My program in NV requires one book "Nursing Fundamentals" & a local program lab book. Also three hours lecture and 6 hour lab per week.

What does NV stand for, Nevada???

I'm here in New Jersey and plan on taking courses at a local community college where I'm living right now. The course description does not mention anything about immunizations nor anything about job placement, but the cost is 1400$. Scrubs not included but books are.

Immunizations are required. Call the nursing dept if you can't find the info on-line.

strawberryluv, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

pete M - Wow..that's a LOT for a CNA program. Sheesh, I think CNA programs should be

I have to agree with strawberryluv that seems really high for a CNA course. I took mine with my Home Health Agency and it was around 700 and that was including the fees for the state testing. I'd look around your area and see if there are some other options for some places to take the course that is cheaper. How long is the course for? Mine was around 6 weeks.

As for what to expect for the class it is hard to really tell you because each place may run things differently. But I had class time from 9am to 2pm for 4days a week. Then for two weeks we had clinicals and then back to class for one last week before taking final test and be qualified to taking our states test.

pete M - Wow..that's a LOT for a CNA program. Sheesh, I think CNA programs should be

Depending on where you live $1400 is still reasonable depending on what that amount covers.

Cost of my program:

Tuition:

6 credits X $90.00 per credit hr ............................. $540.00

Lab Fees ..................................................................... $20.00

Books........................................................................ $100.00

Uniforms & Equipment........................................... $100.00

Urine Drug Screen..................................................... $30.00

CPR Certification ....................................... $50.00 - $75.00

2-step TB test ............................................................ $50.00

Physical ...................................................... $50.00 - $75.00

Medical Insurance ...................................$20 - $190/month

(Only applies if not presently insured)

Application for Certification .................................... $50.00

Fingerprinting Process ............................................. $60.00

Manual Exam............................................................. $90.00

Written Exam............................................................. $30.00

College Admission Fee ............................................. $10.00

(One time, non-refundable fee charged to new students only)

Approximate Total ................................................ $1200.00

The local college here charged 1275 last season, for the Fall they upped it to 1400...everything but your physical, exam fees, and clothes is included.

The class is at another building away from the college...