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    Lackawanna College

    Continuing Education

    Nurse Aide

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    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 nursing assistant 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.

    The program is ideal for students interested in beginning a career pathway in nursing or health care, and after successfully testing you may be able to work in a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care.

    Admission guidelines

    • Criminal history background check that is free of any criminal offenses under Act 14
    • FBI background clearance check of criminal offenses (for students who have not lived for a full two years in the state of Pennsylvania)
    • Entrance exam, with acceptance based on a passing grade
    • Physical exam with the physician’s approval that the candidate is able to perform the duties of a Nurse Aide as listed on the physical form including a two-step PPD

    Tuition assistance may be available to qualified applicants. Call (570) 961-7813 for more information.