Institute for Health Education & Research

The continuing education division of St. John's Riverside Hospital is known as the Institute for Health Education and Research. The Institute offers programs and seminars for both health care professionals and the public. The Institute is committed to:

  • Provide continuing education on health care issues for professionals and the public.
  • Promote awareness of current research and technology in health care and health care delivery.
  • Serve as a resource center for professional and non-professional groups, and the community.
  • Offer programs focusing on concepts, practices and research related to health care and health care delivery.

Upcoming events and programs are listed in more detail in the calendar section of this website. Currently they are as follows:

Certified Nurse Aide Course
This course will prepare the participant for the New York State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Completion of certification requirements allows you to seek work in a hospital or a long term care facility.

Phlebotomy / EKG Certificate Program
A six (6) week certificate program that will prepare you for immediate entry into the healthcare field.

Child Birth Education Classes / Baby Courses
  • Child Birth Education (Lamaze)
  • Refresher Class

CPR for the Community
Heart Saver
This course is meant for all members of the community.

CPR for the Health Care Provider
The following courses are available:
Basic Life Support (BLSThis course is meant for the Health Care Provider. Initial and re-certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial and re-certification
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) New guidelines: PALS Certification and Re-certification providers are required to take both days to receive certification.

NEW Vital Signs Program
Learn How To Take:
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse and Respirators
  • Temperature Readings

Also covers, Infection Control, Patient Safety and Confidentiality. Some medical experience required. The cost is $125 for a six hour course. It is held in the Cochran School of Nursing Skills Lab S-2 Level.  Pre-registration is required.

For current information on all programs sponsored by the Institute for Health Education please call our information line at 914-798-8965. 

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