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This comprehensive course is designed to train the student in the basic knowledge and skills they will need to care for the elderly. It will prepare students to give personal care and use basic nursing skills, assist with basic emergency care, recognize basic signs and symptoms of common ailments and conditions, how to provide a clean and safe environment and apply the basic principles of infection control. Upon completion of this course, the Nurse Aide Trainee will be eligible to sit for the written and the skills competency testing given by the American Red Cross to be placed on the PA Nurse Aide Registry by Pearson Vue.

*Nursing homes may sponsor qualified candidates in the Luzerne County Community College Nurse Aide Program. You may enroll students by calling the College's Continuing Education Division at 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7495.

For a complete booklet of requirements, call Continuing Education at 1-800-377-5222, ext. 7495.

Reimbursement for Training and Testing
Long-term care nursing facilities are responsible for the full payment of training and testing costs if you are employed or offered employment as a nurse aide at the time you enter a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program. Federal law prohibits these charges from being imposed on you.

If you are NOT employed with a long-term care facility at the time you are accepted into a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, but become employed or receive an offer of employment within twelve (12) months of completing the program you will be reimbursed by the long-term care facility that employs you. Check with the PA Dept of Health for additional information - (717)787-1816

American Red Cross - Competency Evaluation Program
The American Red Cross is responsible for registration, scheduling and administration of the NNAAP Examination. For information call (800)795-2350.

Enrollment Requirements