Nurse Aide Training Programs in Pennsylvania

How can you verify a nurse aide certification or CNA registration number in Pennsylvania? To make it convenient for individuals and employers, the verification of a nurse assistant registration on the Pennsylvania CNA registry can be conducted entirely online. To complete the process you will need to provide personal information such as date of birth, first and last name, and registration number. If you are a certified nursing assistant, you can access the registration number simply by entering your personal information. An employer may verify your status on the nurse aide registry using the CNA registration number or using personal information.

Certified nurse assistants who wish to update their address information or to request a duplicate registration are encouraged to do so by using the convenient, online services provided by Pearson Vue. The state of Pennsylvania enforces the process of reciprocity, through which a nurse aide may transfer her CNA certification from another state and be eligible for employment in Pennsylvania. To qualify for reciprocity one must be active and in good standing on their home state CNA registry. Reciprocity begins with contacting the Pennsylvania CNA registry and requiring a nurse aide certification transfer application.

CNA Courses in Schuylkill County

Schuylkill Technology - Frackville
101 Technology Drive, Frackville, PA 17973

Shenandoah Manor Nursing CNA Course
101 East Washington St., Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 17976

Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center
44 Donaldson Road, Tremont, PA 17981

Nurse Aide Classes in Somerset County

Meadow View Nursing CNA Course
1404 Hay St., Berlin, Pennsylvania 15530

Patriot, A Choice Nurse Aide Training Program - Somerset
495 West Patriot St., Somerset, PA 15501

Siemon's Lakeview Manor Estate
228 Siemon Drive, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

Somerset County Technical Center CNA Training Program
281 Vo-Tech Road, Somerset, PA 15501

CNA Training Programs in Sullivan County

Red Rock Job Corps Center Nurse Aide Training
Rt. 487 North, Lopez, Pennsylvania 18628

CNA Training Classes in Susquehanna County

Barnes-Kasson Hospital Nurse Assistant Program
400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847

Susquehanna County Technical Center CNA Course - Dimock
P.O. Box 100, Dimock, Pennsylvania 18816

Nursing Assistant Schools in Tioga County

Broad Acres Health - Wellsboro
1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Pennsylvania College Nurse Aide Training - Wellsboro
12280 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901

Nurse Aide Training Classes in Union County

Albright Care Services CNA Training Course - Lewisburg
1 Maplewood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Sun Area Career and Technology Center C.N.A. Class - New Berlin
815 East Market St., New Berlin, Pennsylvania 17855

Nursing Assistant Programs in Venango County

Allegheny Regional Chapter Nursing Assistant Course - Reno
P.O. Box 370, Reno, PA 16343

Presbyterian Home - Oil City
10 Vo Tech Drive, Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301

Sugarcreek Station Nursing Assistant Program - Franklin
351 Causeway Drive, Franklin, PA 16323

The Caring Place Nurse Aide Course - Franklin
103 North 13Th St., Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323

Venango Technical Center CNA Training Course - Oil City
1 Vo-Tech Drive, Oil City, PA 16301

CNA Programs Pennsylvania ( Page 12 )

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Suzanne C. on August 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM
Are there any free CNA programs or employer paid CNA classes in Philadelphia?

Admin on August 11, 2009 at 11:21 AM
Free CNA training is provided, in general, by licensed nursing homes. You can search our listing of state-approved nurse aide training facilities and choose nursing homes which are close to where you live. Contact them by phone or stop by their facility and inquire about upcoming nurse aide training classes. They will let you know if there are any upcoming classes scheduled, what you need to enroll, how long the program is, and other relevant information. Good luck!

Are there any CNA training courses that you know about around Coatesville, West Chester, Exton, King of Prussia or Philadelphia City?

Can I enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do nursing assistant classes take to complete?

After becoming a CNA how much more training does it take to become an RN?

I am really interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. I am in the military and we go out to sea continuously. I do not have too much time to actually attend a program until next year. Who offers online CNA classes?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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