Basic Life Support


Do you need BLS Certification for your job, or do you need it to apply for a job? Have you checked the expiration date on your BLS certification recently? Don’t let it expire!

This five-hour curriculum reflects the current American Heart Association’s guidelines for healthcare providers. The course includes adult one-rescuer CPR, adult two-rescuer CPR, adult foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), pediatric CPR, pediatric FBAO, the use of bag mask ventilation devices for all victims and automated external defibrillators (AED). This course is appropriate for nurses, paramedics, EMTs, police, fire personnel, lifeguards and other first responders.

CCM students: This course can be used to fulfill one credit of the requirements for Health and Wellness electives; and the CPR requirements for Nursing and Allied Health students in preparation for the Professional track/Clinical requirements. To obtain this credit, please contact your department BEFORE registering for the class.

Instructor: Alex Balish, AHA & ASHI Certified Instructor

All classes on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Henderson Hall, HH 204.

1 session: 5 hrs, CEU 0.5

Cost: $99

Oct. 16, 2021

Sat, Oct 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Course: 88212

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Nov. 13, 2021

Sat, Nov 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Course: 88213

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Dec. 11, 2021

Sat, Dec 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Course: 88214

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Jan. 22, 2022

Sat, Jan 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Course: 28211

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Intravenous Therapy Skills Course

This ever-popular skills course, Peripheral IV Therapy, is a must have for nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to update their skills.

This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


This course is for RNs, LPNs, Radiology Technologists, EMTs and other allied health professionals whose responsibilities include intra-venous peripheral catheter insertion and care and administration of intravenous solutions. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to successfully insert a short peripheral intravenous catheter. Although the focus of the class is on skill acquisition, additional content will include the assessment and care of the peripheral intravenous catheter site and a discussion of the indications and complications of infusion therapy. Class is limited to 8 students.

Instructor: Jessica Shepherd, MSN, RN, CEN

All classes on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cohen Hall, CH 120.

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

Cost: $229

Sept. 25, 2021

Sat, Sept 25, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Course: 88491

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Nov. 6, 2021

Sat, Nov 6, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Course: 88492

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Dec. 18, 2021

Sat, Dec 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Course: 88493

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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program

CCM has developed this high quality short-term clinical healthcare program to help people quickly enter the workforce, earn money and begin a healthcare career. Certified Nurse Aides may work in nursing homes or other residential care facilities. CNA’s may also be employed in hospitals, rehab centers, long-term care facilities or in home health care companies.

CCM’s Certified Nurse Aides are in high demand and often have job opportunities before the course ends! For individuals contemplating a career in nursing, becoming a CNA is an excellent opportunity to earn money while you are attending school, and get real-life patient care experience.


The Certified Nurse Aide Course Comprehensive, combines lecture and labs in a hospital setting, and clinical experience in a long-term care setting, allowing students to successfully master the essential skills to obtain an entry level position in the healthcare field. The Comprehensive course includes a three-day Skills Review & Exam program which concludes with the state required skills evaluation.

Upon the successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the NJ State approved Certified Nurse Aide certification examination.

Registration can take up to six weeks to complete the prerequisite documentation. You must participate in a Mandatory CNA Information Session before registering for this class. Prior to the first day of class, the program requires students to satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation and a drug screening at facilities approved by CCM as well as complete an extensive medical history review and show proof of completing Healthcare Professional BLS (Basic Life Support) course. (See page 24 for BLS courses offered at CCM.) There are additional expenses incurred by the student for these and other items.  Class size is limited to 10 students. *Textbook required

INSTRUCTORS: All CNA instructors are NJ Registered Nurses, approved by the State of New Jersey for instruction of certified nurse aides.


Fall 2021 Weekend Schedule

Sat and Sun, Oct 9-Jan 15

(No class Nov 27, 28, Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1)

The class will conclude on or about January 15 with the clinical skills examination.

22 Sessions: 114 hours, CEU 14.4

On campus: CH 118

Course: 88441

Cost: $2,200