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Nurse Aide Training Program

The Nurse Aide Training Program at Lackawanna College is designed for students who would like to enter this high-priority occupation within the healthcare field.

Nurse aides assist patients with daily living activities in all kinds of healthcare settings. From hospitals to nursing homes to assisted living centers, nurse aides will dedicate their careers to working directly with those who need help with functions such as bathing, dressing themselves, eating, walking, and staying safe.

Our instructors teach students the skills that will allow them to provide safe, abuse-free care for all residents in their future workplaces.

This career path offers rewarding job opportunities for all graduates, allowing them to devote themselves to caring for those less able to help themselves.

Learn more about Lackawanna College’s Nurse Aide training below.

Why Enroll in Our Nurse Aide Training Program?

The Nurse Aide Training Program at Lackawanna College educates students in meeting their career goals of helping those in need. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, home care, and hospice.

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Why Choose Lackawanna College?

Lackawanna College’s Nurse Aide training program is affordable and designed to prepare you to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination upon successful completion.  The Nurse Aide program will give you the confidence, knowledge, and education to excel in the workforce and the skills to become a safe and competent caregiver.

What’s Involved in Our Nurse Aide Training Program?

The Nurse Aide training program is intense but very rewarding. This is a 128-hour program and is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Under the direct supervision of a nurse, students will learn about their role and function in caring for others. This includes communication, infection control measures, safety and emergency procedures, respecting residents’ rights and promoting independence, basic nursing skills, signs and symptoms of disease, safe environments, personal care skills, death and dying, restorative care, behavioral health, and care of cognitively impaired residents.

While present in a Nursing Aide course, students must maintain a professional appearance as required for a healthcare setting. They must achieve satisfactory grades in all components of theory, laboratory skills, and clinical hours to receive a certificate of completion.

The program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and is taught by registered nurses approved by the PDE.

Students must meet admission requirements prior to acceptance, which will be reviewed during the application process. A high school diploma or GED is required to enroll in the Nurse Aide program.

A Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) background check must be obtained and free of Prohibitive Offenses as cited in Act 14. Additionally, an FBI check is required for applicants who have not resided in Pennsylvania for a full two years.

Accuplacer testing must be at a 9th grade level.

<h3>Curriculum</h3> <p><a href="/wp-content/uploads/Nurse-Aide-Flyer-February-2021.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Download our program guide (PDF)</a></p>

Apply to Our Nurse Aide Training Program

For Admission requirements, prospective applicants interested in enrolling should contact Maggie Prudente, Nurse Aide Program Coordinator at or (570) 961-7897

We look forward to hearing from you!


Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.