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CNA Instructor

Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey
$60 an hour
Date posted
Mar 19, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

The C.N.A. Instructor will be responsible for developing and implementing the C.N.A. program at the College in compliance with the New Jersey Curriculum for Nurse Aide Personnel in Long-Term Care Facilities and specific grant program requirements as necessary. The C.N.A. Instructor will provide students with the skills required to meet a patient's physical, physiological, and psychological needs. The objective of the C.N.A. Instructor is to help students build knowledge and clinical skills aimed at passing the N.J. State Licensing Exam and being emotionally prepared to work in a facility. The Certified Nurses Aid course comprises 90 hours: 50 instructional and 40 clinical laboratory hours.


  • Strong communication skills, enthusiastic, good public speaker.
  • Patient, confident, compassionate, flexible, and positive attitude.
  • Program advocates, committed to students' success, can understand students' motivations.
  • Ability to direct and pace interaction with the class .
  • Can read the audience and adjust accordingly
  • Ability to multitask in a busy environment
  • Ability to work with individuals of varying education levels, experience, and social and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to remain discreet with student and staff information
  • Commitment to service a diverse student population
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to travel to other campuses as needed 
  • Flexibility of schedule
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle


  • Develop C.N.A. course curricula in compliance with state requirements and assist the College in obtaining approval for program implementation.
  • Teach the C.N.A, training program using the course curriculum and training on assessing the required skills in the clinical lab setting
  • Evaluate and document students' progress through testing, observation, and assessment of skills attained.
  • Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of the nursing process, the standards of care, and sound decision-making and judgment in educational activities involving all levels of patient care personnel within the training program.
  • Make learning engaging for students, including facilitation of class discussions and skills instruction.
  • Set student expectations, communicate clearly with the students, and encourage student participation.
  • Ensure students are keeping up with the curriculum and assignments.
  • Maintain accurate records on all students, including student files, attendance records, course requirements regarding hours of instruction, and exam pass rates.
  • Assist students in registering for the state C.N.A. Licensing Exam. 
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Instructors are expected to be flexible and encouraging of students;
  • Possess the ability to accomplish assigned duties efficiently, effectively, and competently and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. 
  • Additionally, instructors must understand the comprehensive role of the College and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. 
  • Instructors will follow all college policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines related to this position


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with at least three years of teaching experience.

Experience working with students/employees in Long-term Care facilities in N.J. 

A minimum of 3 years of experience in technology education is preferred but not required.

Registered professional nurse currently licensed by the N.J. State Board of Nursing. 

Must have completed a training workshop offered by the N.J. State Department of Health for Instructors/Evaluators, becoming DOH Certified Nurse Aide Instructor.


Bergen CC

Bergen Community College was founded in 1965 and maintains locations in Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst serving more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs. As of November 2021, it is the largest community college in the state and has graduated more than half a million students with associate degrees and certificates since its inception. With more than 1,500 employees working at Bergen, the College remains a large Bergen County employer and the College was recently recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. Our faculty, instructors and staff are unified and passionate about creating successful outcomes for our diverse student population. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, said "What's happening at Bergen needs to happen across the country" - come find out what's happening at our College, we would love to have you on our team. 

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