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SCCC Announces Remaining 2014 TEAS Test Dates for Pre-Nursing Program

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Sussex County Community College has announced that the TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) required for admission to its Pre-Nursing Program will take place from 9:00 am until 12 noon on Saturday, June 14; Saturday, July 19; Saturday, August 16; Saturday, September 13 and Saturday, September 20 in Room 317, Building A (the Health Science and Performing Arts center).

Sussex County Community College is collaborating with Passaic County Community College to enable PCCC students to obtain nursing education here in Sussex County. In this program, students take the pre-nursing courses with Sussex County Community College. Admission to the PCCC Nursing Program is competitive. Selection at the SCCC campus is limited to 20 students. Applicants must note that at the Sussex Campus, priority is given to the residents of Sussex County, New Jersey and Pike County, Pennsylvania. The Sussex Campus also gives preference to applicants who have completed a majority of the required general education credits at SCCC.

Applicants for admission to the Nurse Education Program must be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (GED). They also must meet admission criteria selected to ensure that accepted candidates have the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic program.

For more information regarding the nursing program visit: http://sussex.edu/academics/healthsciences/nurse_ed_program/ or contact Karen Petriccione at 973-300-2136 or, kpetriccione@sussex.edu.

SCCC Offers Certified Home Health Aide Training

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As home health care needs continue to rise, the availability of qualified, caring individuals in this growing field becomes ever more essential. Sussex County Community College is offering a seven-week training program leading to certification and a new career as a Certified Home Health Aide. The program, offered through SCCC’s Health Sciences Department, consists of 60 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours and is designed to meet New Jersey Board of Nursing requirements.

Home Health Aides provide individualized care to the elderly, convalescents or persons with disabilities in hospice facilities or patient’s homes. Home Health Aides provide hands-on health-related patient care by helping patients bathe, dress and eat, and monitor the patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate and blood pressure.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at SCCC. The next program will begin Tuesday, May 27, and registration is currently open.

For more information or to register, contact Dawn Latincsics at 973-300-6573.
Learn about the many Health Science certificate programs that we offer.

SCCC Offers Opportunity for Free Healthcare Training and Certification

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Individuals interested in training to become a Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide, Coding and Billing Specialist, EKG or Phlebotomy Technician, or Medical Office Assistant, are invited to attend an information session at Sussex County Community College on Thursday, April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. or Friday, April 4th at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about these certificate programs. SCCC has been selected for participation in a federally funded demonstration project that provides free training and support to income qualified individuals wishing to pursue careers in the growing field of health care. Through the assistance of the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program, eligible candidates will be selected through a lottery system to receive free training. The grant is a funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

Assistant Dean of Health Sciences and Auxiliary Education Programs, Kathleen Nelson said, “The Health Professions Opportunity Grant offers a wonderful opportunity for those interested in achieving certification in healthcare professions to acquire the education they need to pursue a rewarding career path.”

To register for one of the information sessions, please call the college at (973)300-2149.

Nursing Information Session

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Sussex County Community College will hold a Nursing Program Information Session to inform perspective students about the Sussex Campus Division of the Passaic County Community College RN program. The session will provide specific information about entrance into the program, prerequisites, transferring credits, the TEAS exam, and Nursing I through IV.

The information session will take place on Monday, April 7 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Health Sciences Building, Room A 321. Questions should be directed to Karen Petriccione, Pre-Nursing Advisor, at 973-300-2136.

SCCC to Offer Certified Home Health Aide Training

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Sussex County Community College will be offering a seven week training program leading to certification as a Home Health Aide, one of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. As home healthcare needs rise, the availability of qualified, caring individuals in this growing field becomes ever more essential.

The program, offered through its Health Sciences Department, consists of 60 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours, and is taught by a team of experienced Registered Nurses.

Home Health Aides provide individualized care to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities in hospice facilities or patients’ homes. Health Aides provide hands-on health-related patient care by helping patients bathe, dress, and eat, and they monitor the patients’ temperature, pulse and respiration rates.

The next program at SCCC will begin Tuesday, March 4th, and registrations are currently being accepted. Classes will meet Tuesday and Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at SCCC. Individuals interested in learning about grant or scholarship opportunities can contact Gail Roffe at 973/300-2149.

For more information or to register, contact Dawn Latincsics at 973/300-6573. To learn more about the many Health Sciences certificate programs, visit http://sussex.edu/healthsciences/

SCCC Announces TEAS Test Dates for Pre-Nursing Program

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Sussex County Community College has announced that the TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) required for admission to its Pre-Nursing Program will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, February 15th; Saturday, March 15th; Saturday April 12th and Saturday, May 17th in Room 317, Building A (the Health Science and Performing Arts center).

Sussex County Community College has entered into a collaboration with Passaic County Community College to enable PCCC students to obtain nursing education here in Sussex County. In this program, students take the pre-nursing courses with Sussex County Community College. Admission to the PCCC Nursing Program is competitive. Selection at the SCCC campus is limited to 20 students. Applicants must note that at the Sussex Campus, priority is given to the residents of Sussex County, New Jersey and Pike County, Pennsylvania. The Sussex Campus also gives preference to applicants who have completed a majority of the required general education credits at SCCC.

Applicants for admission to the Nurse Education Program must be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (GED). They also must meet admission criteria selected to ensure that accepted candidates have the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic program.

For more information regarding the nursing program visit: http://sussex.edu/academics/healthsciences/nurse_ed_program/ or contact: Karen Petriccione at 973-300-2136 or, kpetriccione@sussex.edu.

Free Healthcare Training and Certification

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SCCC Offers Opportunity for Free Healthcare Training and Certification

Sussex County Community College has been selected for participation in a federally funded demonstration project that provides free training and support to low income individuals wishing to pursue careers in health care. Through the assistance of the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program, qualified candidates will have an opportunity to enter a lottery to obtain free training in their choice of one of the following programs: Certified Coding and Billing Specialist, Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified EKG technician, or Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. To be eligible for participation, individuals must possess a high school diploma or GED, satisfy all admissions requirements for the chosen training program, and meet income guidelines. Individuals not selected for participation through the lottery may still enroll in training, but will not be eligible for support through the Health Professions Opportunity Grant Program to do so.

Assistant Dean Health sciences and Auxiliary Education Programs, Kathleen Nelson said, “The Health Professions Opportunity Grant lottery offers a wonderful opportunity for those interested in achieving certification in healthcare professions to acquire the education they need to pursue a rewarding career path.” HPOG (Grant Number 90FX0001) is funded by the U. S. Department of health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.