Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE ADMITTED TO THE PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY FOR NURSE AIDE TRAINING

Admission Prerequisites

  • Be at least seventeen (17) years of age
  • Have either High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrate reading skill at a 5th grade level
  • Provide a Physical Exam/Health Form completed by a physician that states applicant is:
    • in good general health,
    • free from infectious or communicable disease including TB as demonstrated by a two step PPD or Chest X-Ray* within past year
    • can lift 40 pounds of weight.
  • Provide a Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check free from any felonies or other prohibitive offenses. * Click here for a list of prohibited offences or Download the pdf
  • Continue to the application

*Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training, Inc can administer PPD’s and apply for Background checks for additional fees.

HOW DO I APPLY

  • Make sure you can meet the prerequisites for admission
  • Complete and submit an Application for Admission
  • Complete and submit Pennsylvania Residency Verification Form
  • Make appointment with director for interview and to take reading and math competency
  • Once above is complete and OK, arrange for the criminal background check *
  • Arrange to have PPD and/or Chest X-Ray*
  • Once you meet all the admission requirements including clean criminal background check, you can discuss tuition payment options with the School Director.
  • sign the Enrollment Agreement.
  • Have your physician complete the provided health form NOTE: this must be completed by physician prior to the first day of class.

*PANAT can administer PPDs and apply for Criminal background check for additional fees

WHERE WE ARE

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. is located at 5070 Parkside Avenue Suite 1422 Philadelphia PA 19131. All classroom and laboratory training takes place at this location which provides an atmosphere conductive to learning. It is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant and is fully equipped with all the supplies necessary to complete training.

Plenty of off street parking in secured Parking lot at the back of the building with entry off 51st St and close to Major Septa Hub and on SEPTA Bus route 40.

CONTACT US

To reach the School Director or other Administrative staff, please call (215) 495-3473, or e-mail [email protected] .

WHO WE ARE

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to train students in a program approved by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Career and Technical Education, Nurse Aide Training Section.

Our courses are taught by experienced licensed RNs and LPNs approved to teach by the, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, Nurse Aide Training Section. In addition, all instructors meet and exceed the minimum qualifications for instructors as determined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Education’s Private Licensed Schools.

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. combines classroom instruction with lab application and clinical session. Instruction, strategies include lecture, demonstration, discussion, practical applications, and simulation and presentations. Each Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. session shall have a minimum of three (3) students enrolled and a maximum of twelve.

Clinical is an important part of the training program giving the students “hands-on” experience with real patients under the direct supervision of an RN or LPN. At present, most of our Clinical is conducted at Edge Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 642 Edge Hill Road Glenside Pa but we are in the process developing relationships with other facilities. As they come on board we will provide notification.

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training, Inc. will not discriminate in its educational program, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, union membership, marital status or any other legally protected classification. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

Hours of Operations and School Calendar

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Day classes are taught from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Clinical hours are from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM (days of the week will vary according to a student’s specific class schedule)

Holidays Closings

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas (December 25)

WHAT WE TEACH

To prepare students for the Nurse Aide Registry exam and for a career as a Nurse aide or higher, the Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. (PANAT) program includes the following topics and skills:

  • Role and Function
  • Communication
  • Infection Control
  • Safety and Emergency
  • Clients Rights/Client Independence
  • Nutrition
  • Identify and Report Conditions of the Body System
  • Personal Care /Client Environment
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Restorative
  • Behavioral Health and Social Needs
  • Care of Cognitively Impaired
  • Clinical
  • CPR/First Aide/Clinical Orientation
  • Theory review

DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATION

Completion of our four week Program leads to a Diploma in Nurse Aide Training. In addition our program also includes certifications in CPR and First Aid.

Our four week program provides students the knowledge and skills to pass the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Competency and Training Examination.

Upon completion of the four week Nurse Aide Training program, graduates should take the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Competency and Training Examination in order to be listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse Aide Registry. Successful completing the course and passing the state Nurse Aide test allows individuals to be listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse Aide Registry which is necessary to obtain/keep entry level nurse aide positions in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, adult day care centers and rehabilitation centers.

Immediately upon graduation, however, between course completion and taking the exam, students are eligible to work as a Nurse Aide for up to 120 days. To work past 120 days after graduation as a Nurse Aide you must take and pass the Pa Nurse Aide exam.

WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE CAPABLE OF

Successfully completing the program will allow graduates to:

  • Provide basic care for nursing home residents, hospital and rehabilitation center patients, adult daycare center attendees and in-home clients.
  • Encourage residents and patients to be as independent as possible.
  • Help reduce the potential negative effects of long term care.
  • Work well as a team member
  • Be sensitive to the physical and psychological needs of resident, patients, attendees and clients.
  • Communicate effectively with facility staff, residents, clients, and attendees and family members
  • Support and maintain resident rights.
  • Recognize the importance of nurse aide role in caring for residents, patient attendees and clients in the medical field
  • Report and document the physical condition and well –being of resident, patient, attendees and clients in their care.
  • Be prepared for more advanced careers in health care and nursing

TUITION, FEES, FREEBIES

TUITION

Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training offers a wide variety of specialized programs and options. Tuition is best discussed with the program director at time of application

NOTE: Once you graduate and obtain employment, PANAT can help you get your Tuition fees reimbursed by your employer once you meet their employment requirements. This will not include fees for equipment and supplies which are included with total tuition paid

Registration fee $100.00 Included
PPD Included
ID badge/Lanyard Included*
Text and Workbook Included*
Blood Pressure Cuff Included*
Stethoscope Included*
Disposable supplies Included*
Lab Fees Included
Lab Fees Included
Graduation Fee Included
CPR Certification Included
First Aide Included
Graduation Pin Included
State Police Background Check $25.00
Scrubs (1 set Tops and Bottoms s-xl) $30.00
Extra Math/ Reading Tutoring $20.00/hr

Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Competency Exams Included. NOTE: these exams are conducted at Regional testing sites through the Philadelphia area by Pearson/VUE. All graduates will receive a voucher to sign up for this exam. Vouchers are time sensitive and do expire. Once a voucher expires student must pay $102 for a new voucher. You will receive proper notification of the times and dates of the test through Pearson/VUE.

*Items listed as INCLUDED above are ESSENTIAL for participation in the program and are provided free of charge. Student must replace lost items for a fee (available upon registration) in order to continue in class.

As a student or graduate of the Philadelphia Academy for Nurse aide Training you may also purchase

Mugs $7.00
Pins $5.00
Portfolios $20.00
Side pack $30.00
Water Bottle $7.00
Hand Sanitizer $2.00
Scrub Tops(S-XLG) $16.00
Scrub Bottoms (S-XLg) $16.00
Hoodies (s-xlg) $35.00

All items are inscribed with one of the PANAT logos and are available at the school or ordered on line

[ without getting too fancy I want to set up a page for registered students only. For now, any/all students should be able to access with common password. Perhaps later we’ll make it so each has individual PW to access personal information]

For registered students only:

The following documents are available on line for registered students.
Registered students may also have these documents emailed to them on request or pick up a hard copy at the school
[THESE WILL BE PROVIDE LATER]
Access to Student Catalogue
Price schedule
syllabus
student policies
[For anyone finding us on line]
Enrollment agreement this [should be able to be completed online]
All links designated in body

AFFORDABLE

Students may pay for their tuition and other related fees by cash, money order, and credit/debit cards. All checks and money orders must be made payable to “Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc.”.

Payment Due Dates:

The Registration Fee is due at the time the Enrollment Contract is signed and submitted by the student. Fifty-percent (50%) of tuition and all fees is due on the first day of classes when all books, equipment and materials will be provided by the School

An additional twenty-five percent (25%) of total tuition and fees is due by the end of the second week. The final twenty-five percent (25%) is due the first day of the last week of class.

***** Any or all payment arrangements MUST be approved by the School Director prior to the start of class.

Refundable

Some or all fees and tuition may be refundable on withdrawal from the program Please know your rights PRIOR to committing. These are outlined in the student manual and can be obtained from the director of the school or your instructor

Reimbursable

Under Pennsylvania State law, nursing homes are required to reimburse newly graduating students full tuition (excluding associated fees) on completing approved Nurse Aide training programs. We are such a program and will help you with this

Employable

During the course of the program, we invite personnel from Nursing homes, home health Agencies and other potential employers to meet with the students and present opportunities they have available for graduating students

WHY A CNA

Health care is one of the largest and fastest growing fields in the country.

It affords employment opportunities to individuals at all levels. One entry level is Nurse Aide.

To work as a nursing assistant in a nursing home, for example, you must, complete an approved course of required training, pass a state competency exam and be placed on the state Nurse Aide Registry

Once these steps are taken, you may be referred to as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Nurse Aide (NA), Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) or a Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA).

In Pennsylvania this position is referred to as a Nurse Aide (NA) or Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA)

Prior to enrolling in such a program you must show you have a clear criminal record, (bya Pennsylvania state Police or FBI check (if you have been a resident of Pennsylvania for less than two years) are healthy and have no communicable disease such as tuberculosis etc.

CNA’s provide necessary and vital care and improve quality of life to dependent individuals — individuals needing such care due to illness, age or accident. By helping and interacting with patients, CNA’s become critical members of patient care teams specifically and the medical profession generally. Occasionally they may be called upon to administer life saving procedures such as CPR or AED

You can become aCNA and start earning more in just a few weeks. In addition, Pennsylvania Nursing Homes reimburse newly certified CNA’s their full tuition (excluding fees)….SO why wait….Apply now

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

Be at least seventeen (17) years of age

Read at a minimum 5th grade reading level. (passing reading test administered)

Perform simple math functions at a 7th grade level (passing math test administered)

Provide a Physical Exam/Health Form completed by physician which states

  • Applicant is in good general health free from infectious or communicable disease
  • can lift 40 pounds of weight.
  • includes a negative TB screening test (either 2-step PPD or chest x-ray if PPD is positive) done within past 12 months.

Clear a criminal background check which is free from any felonies or other prohibitive offenses. Click here to see list of prohibited offences or check with the admissions Office

The cost of the criminal background check is $25.00.

Program Completion/Certificate Awards

Upon successful completion of the Nurse Aide Training Program students will receive a Certification of Completion from Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training, and a Certification in CPR and First Aid.

Graduates of the PANAT CNA Program are eligible to sit for the Pennsylvania Competency Examination. Graduates who successfully pass both the skills examination and the written examination will be listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Registry.

The cost to take this exam is $102.00. Pennsylvania State Competency Exams are conducted at locations through-out the Philadelphia area. The exam is licensed by the American Red Cross. All graduates will receive proper notification of the times, location and dates of the tests.

Placement Assistance Available to Graduates

Placement assistance will be made to PANAT CNA Graduates who have passed the Pennsylvania Competency Examination.
Please note that although Philadelphia Academy For Nurse Aide Training, Inc. offers job placement assistance, it cannot guarantee employment following graduation from the Nurse Aide Training Program.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Philadelphia Academy For Nurse Aide Training, Inc. (PANAT) will not discriminate in its educational program, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, union membership, marital status or any other legally protected classification. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

WHY PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY for NURSE AIDE TRAINING

Based on our state pass rate, we are one of the most successful programs in the area. In addition we run small classes and are located on a major SEPTA route and close to a SEPTA Hub. In addition we have lots of off street FREE parking in a secured lot.

The building where we are located also has a children’s day Care center (not affiliated with PANAT)

In addition to providing outstanding training to prepare you to take the state exam and a job as a Nurse Aide, we invite potential employers to our location during classes to present employment opportunities and meet with our soon to be graduating students. When a nursing home hires you, they will even reimburse your PANAT tuition.

So why wait…Apply now!!!