Begin your career in health care by registering for the Nurse Aide Training program. Classroom lecture, lab skills and clinical practicum will prepare you for employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes. Training topics include the role and function of a nurse aide, resident rights, nutrition, abuse and neglect prevention, infection control, psychosocial needs, safety and accident prevention, personal care skills, communication skills, and legal and ethical aspects of long-term care.
Participants will be prepared to sit for the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Competency and Training Examination upon completion of the training. Students must register through Pearson Vue for the state competency and skills exam. This noncredit certificate program provides academic credits that can be used towards specific credit-bearing degree program upon completion and enrollment in the credit degree program. Students are eligible for 3 college credits upon completion of this program and passing the corresponding certification exams. For more details, please view our Prior Learning Assessment.
Note: The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of this class. Prospective participants must hold a high school diploma or GED. Participants must pass a general physical examination plus a two-step test for tuberculosis, upload COVID-19 vaccination card, and must undergo a criminal background check. Documentation of these requirements must be submitted two weeks prior to the start of class. Download the physical screening form and complete a criminal background check. Students are also required to complete a Pennsylvania Residency verification form.
Registered students must have all documentation completed and uploaded to Electronic Forms prior the registration deadline. Email email@example.com with questions or to request more information.
Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship
This program is eligible for a Wanamaker Workforce and Economic Innovation Scholarship Opportunity. Learn more about this competitive scholarship here. To be considered complete the application and submit your completed application packet.
Course Dates and Times
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Sat., Sept. 11 - Nov. 6, 2021
Review and Final Exam
(Tuition: $1,395; Text: $80; Uniform: $20)