Certified Home Health Aide Versus Nurse Aide

Home Health Aides (H.H.A) vs. Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A)

It can be a bit confusing when it comes to knowing the difference between Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA’s) and Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A’s). Here are some key contrasts between the two:


• Work Environment: Traveling to patient homes and sites
• Salary: $ 21,920 – $29,950
• Licensing: New Jersey Board of Nursing.


• Work Environment: Nursing homes, Hospitals, and other medical facilities.
• Salary: $33,000 and $40,000 in other areas in Newark or Trenton
• Licensing: New Jersey Department of Health.

Now that you know some comparisons, training for these two classes can be accomplished by going to a vocational training school. Depending on which vocational school you choose, schooling for Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) can take only 4-8 weeks to complete, whereas Home Health Aide training can take as little as 3 – 6 weeks to be certified. The costs for programs vary, but generally, C.N.A training would be more expensive than Home Health Aide training.

If you invest your training at E & S Academy, our Home Health Aide class is three weeks long, and Nursing assistant classes are four weeks. To cut the cost of your program, we feature payment plans to increase the affordability of the courses.

Inquire about our classes by calling our admissions team at Elizabeth (908) 866-6662/ South Plainfield (908) 603-1333 / Lawrenceville (609) 227-4488.

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