Under the supervision and direction of Registered Nurses who are experienced in long-term care, the Lackawanna College Nurse Aide Training Program is a 172-hour program with hands-on, supervised clinical experience.
The program is accredited by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education for 140 hours, which includes 96 hours of classroom and laboratory training and 44 clinical hours in a long-term care facility.
The program offers 32 additional specialized hours that includes training in CPR, tours in local long-term facilities, and practice laboratory hours to prepare students to take the American Red Cross Competency Examination.
Students must maintain a professional appearance, as required for a health care setting.
Upon successful completion, the students will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Competency Examination as given by the American Red Cross. Upon passing these examinations, students are placed on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry.