Continuing Education

Nurse Aide

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

Students are to contact the Continuing Education Office in person or call 1 (800) 377-5222 ext. 7495 or ext. 7489 to schedule an Intake Session.

A STUDENT IS NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE COURSE UNTIL THEY ATTEND AN INTAKE SESSION, MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TRAINING AND THE REQUIRED FORMS ARE COMPLETED.

To be eligible for this program, you must meet certain requirements:

  • Attend a two hour - Intake Session and meet the requirements of the entrance assessment.
  • Completed Continuing Education Application
  • Copy of High School diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Completed medical history and physical examination
  • 2 step PPD or Chest X-ray
  • Criminal history record check from the PA State Police or an FBI background check if you have not been a Pennsylvania resident for two CONSECUTIVE years
  • Copy of student professional liability certificate of insurance

All paperwork must be in file prior to the start of class. It usually takes between 2 - 4 weeks to complete the entire process.

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Upcoming Nurse Aide Courses

The Nurse Aide Training Program is designed to train you in the basic knowledge and skills needed to care for the elderly. It prepares you to give personal care and use basic nursing skills, assist with basic emergency care, recognize basic signs and symptoms of common ailments and conditions, and provide a clean and safe environment for your patients.

After the completion of this course, you will:

  • Know the role and guidelines for the Nurse Aide
  • Recognize barriers to effective communication
  • Identify basic principles of medical asepsis
  • Identify safe measures that prevent accidents
  • Understand ethical and legal standards
  • Recognize and report abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases
  • Provide a safe and clean environment
  • Assist the residents with ADLs, proper body mechanics, and ambulatory devices
  • Identify the normal range and equipment for TPR and BP
  • Identify developmental tasks of the elderly
  • Identify and report indicators that abuse may have occurred
  • Discuss the stages of and the spiritual needs of residents

Text available at bookstore for additional fee. Please call the Continuing Education Office at 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7489 to schedule an Intake Session. YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE COURSE UNTIL YOU ATTEND AN INTAKE SESSION, MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TRAINING AND THE REQUIRED FORMS ARE COMPLETED.

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, when you 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. Reimbursement will be made on a pro-rated basis. If a student receives funding through a third party provider (ie. CareerLink, OVR, VETS, etc), the above does not apply.

*A high school diploma or GED is required to attend an Intake Session and enroll in this course.

LocationStart DateEnd DateDays/TimesSessionsTuitionHours
Carozza Health Science Center10/31/201812/05/2018Wednesday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
15$1250120Please call 1-800-377-5222, ext. 7495 for registration details
Carozza Health Science Center10/01/201810/27/2018Monday through Thursday, Sat/Sun
6:00pm-10:00pm, 7:00am-4:00pm
23$1250120Please call 1-800-377-5222, ext. 7495 for registration details
Carozza Health Science Center09/12/201810/12/2018Monday through Friday
7:00am-4:00pm
15$1250120Please call 1-800-377-5222, ext. 7495 for registration details
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