About The Nurse Aide Training Program
Nurse aides, also known as nursing assistants, provide direct care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses. They may feed and bathe patients, help rotate them in bed, assist with exercise, and administer medications. They also help prepare medical equipment for tests.
CCAC's Nurse Aide Training program is designed to provide students with hands-on experience and prepare them to pass the certification exam administered by Credentia. The program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Certified, registered nurse aides are in high demand to support patients in a variety of health care facilities.
Roughly 37% of nurse aides worked in nursing care facilities as of 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 30% worked in hospitals, and 11% worked in retirement communities.
In order to enroll in the Nurse Aide program, students must meet these requirements:
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Complete the following forms:
- Complete the following background check processes:
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record Information
- Attestation of Compliance with PA Act 14
- FBI Criminal History Background Check (if the student has not resided in Pennsylvania for the past two years)
- Complete the TABE Test for Adult Assessment
The program cost of $1,999 includes the cost of books, a workbook and Pennsylvania background clearances.
Students will also be responsible for these additional costs:
- White scrub top and cranberry scrub pants
- White sneakers
- A watch with a second hand
- A physical examination by a medical provider
Financial Aid is not available for this program. However, these resources may offer assistance:
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