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Nurse Aide

348 hours, 1 term, 4 months
Maximum class size: 10 

The Nurse Aide diploma program provides instruction in basic nursing assistant skills and principles of restorative care. The overall objective is to provide the training necessary to deliver caring service and respect to residents of a care facility. Students participate in a clinical experience. 

General Entrance Requirements

High school diploma, GED certificate or a high school transcript indicating graduation, is required prior to admission. All students must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, have documentation of a physical examination (within the previous year) indicating no evidence of communicable disease and a negative two-step Mantoux test for tuberculosis prior to admission to the program.

Instructional Equipment

Instructional equipment includes, but is not limited to, manual and electric hospital beds, patient mannequins, mechanical patient lifts, wheelchairs, computers and vital signs equipment.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) and Nursing Assistants in skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, home health nursing, hospice, private-duty care, and attendant care. Graduates will be able to sit for the “Competency Evaluations for Nurses’ Aides in Pennsylvania” examination. Successful completion of the competency test meets Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (1987) regulations and will certify the graduate for entry-level employment in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

Term I

Course Code
Course Description
45.8 hours
156.2 hours
28 hours
22 hours
96 hours
Program Total: 348 hours