Instructor: Angela Koss, RN,MEd
This course allows students to advance at their own rate and allows for their individuality in the choice of a specific career objective. This course provides competencies for Nurse Assisting, Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting. After successful completion of the first year, students are eligible to enter into the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation program. There they may become a Nursing Assistant and be placed on the Nurse Aide Registry after passing both the written and skills test.
The average earnings annually for assistant positions in Pennsylvania range from $21,550 to $30,680. www.dli.state.pa.us
Scope & Sequence
(suggested academic & CTE per POS/SOAR)
Medical Terminology, 120 hours; Nurse Assisting, 280 hours; Medical Assisting, 115 hours; Dental Assisting, 105 hours, Anatomy, 100 hours; First Aid and CPR, 40 hours; and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Child Care, 140 hours.
All students who have obtained Nurse Aide Registry status have advanced standing at all approved Pennsylvania Practical Nursing Schools; Penn College also offers articulation agreements with Health Assistant programs.
Industry Certifications Available Through Program
Nurse Aide Registry, Medical Terminology Certification, and CPR and First Aid Certification.
Information can be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov