Nurse Aide

Program Overview

The Academy Nurse Aide course offers training for the non-licensed individual to provide safe, effective and caring services to patients, residents and clients in a long-term care setting. This is a rigorous and challenging short-term course. It will provide classroom instruction, practice of clinical skills in the classroom lab setting, as well as practice of skills in an actual clinical facility. Students will learn about being a contributing member of the health care team,... communication and interpersonal skills, infection control techniques, providing personal care, and assisting a client with restoration and or rehabilitation.

Clinical opportunities will be provided within the course schedule at a local long-term care facility. Time of clinical sessions may differ from the classroom sessions. Students will be provided with a schedule of dates and times at the Mandatory Pre-Class meeting.

The Academy Nurse Aide Course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Educations and meets all requirements set forth by the State of Pennsylvania for nurse aide training.

Vicky Vanada

Vicki Vanada




Admissions Process

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120 hours, Full Time

Certification Available

The state competency exam, National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) testing fee is $135.00. This fee is in addition to the initial Nurse Aide Training Program tuition.

Employer Partners

Brookline Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Embassy of Huntingdon Park
Embassy of Woodland Park
Greenwood Village
Huntingdon Park
Locust Grove Retirement Village
Weaverland Mennonite Homes
William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Valley View Retirement Community

Required Items

  • Paper, Pen (black ink), pencils
  • Black “sharpie” marker
  • 3x5 inch memo pad
  • Analog watch with a second hand
  • Stethoscope
  • Scrubs
  • Clean, white or solid color, comfortable shoes