The Nurse Aide in Long-Term Care Facilities Program is a New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services approved training program which consists of 90 hours of training (50 hours of classroom and lab instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a New Jersey licensed long-term care facility). The goal of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the National Nurse Aide Competency Exam for Nursing Assistants and gain employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Throughout the program, the concept of Human Caring is stressed. This concept is based on the belief that all residents in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive an optimal level of health and personal care services. Furthermore, each resident is unique and treated with respect, compassion, and dignity in order to provide care which includes the protection, maintenance and restoration of the resident.