This is a state approved program, consisting of 120 hours. The program is 20 days total. Class will be held Wednesday 4PM-8:30PM and every other Saturday 7:30AM-4:30PM. There are 43 class hours, 28 lab hours, and 49 clinical hours. Class hours will consist of lecture and discussion while going over the course material, generally with a PowerPoint and other handouts to follow along with. Some topics covered are: Role and function of the nurse aide, communication skills, infection control, safety and emergency, client’s rights, nutrition, personal care skills, body systems, postmortem care, restorative care, and mental health. Lab Hours will be hands on experience practicing our skills on one another. Skills include: vital signs, feeding patient, proper bed making, personal care, ambulation, ect. Clinical will be held at the Bradford County Manor. The purpose of clinical is for students to receive hands on experience doing direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed professional. Nursing assistants provide personal care, such as feeding, bathing, and assisting patients with personal grooming and hair care. Nurse aides also promote independence and self-care for the elderly. Duties do not include giving medications or injections. The nurse aide is the front line of care giving to long-term care residents. The nurse aide spends more time with the patient than other care team members do. Observation of the resident’s condition as well as any changes is a vital role in the nursing assistant’s daily activities. All hours must be made up by the day the course ends. After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You are then eligible to take the state test and be added to the PA state registry. Cost of the course is $495 dollars plus the cost of the state test. Written and skill test costs $102.
Basic reading and writing skills, able to speak English. Satisfactory Criminal History Record Information Report. Complete Physical with Two Step Mantoux (if PPD is positive a clear chest X-Ray is required) and Completion of registration form. Able to attend the course according to the daily schedule and calendar and provide own transportation to class and clinical site. Must have a high school degree or GED. Willing to work as a committed team member under direction of the charge nurse. Committed to the principle of providing abuse free care to ensure quality of life for the resident. Must be 18 years old. Must have full use of hands, ability to stand for extensive periods, bend, pull, push and lift a minimum for 40 pounds. Any class or clinical time that is missed MUST be made up before the course end date. You must provide adequate notice for any absence. Also five students must be enrolled to begin a class, the Maximum number of students the can be enrolled in one class is 10.
Verification of PA residency. If you have lived in PA for less than 2 years you will need BOTH PA state police background check AND FBI background check. If you have been a resident for 2+ years you will need a PA police background check.
*****We will be starting a class on Wednesday June 26th.***** ALL paperwork must be turned in along with a payment by June 24th. Can’t wait to see you all there!!
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