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Nurse Assistant Training

This program is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to meet the physical, physiological, and psychological needs of the acute, chronic, or long-term patient within a hospital or long-term care facility. The curriculum includes an overall introduction to human relations, anatomy, physiology, and bacteriology, as well as body mechanics, disease processes and therapeutic approaches used to arrest or contain them. Universal precautions are taught throughout the program and an emphasis is placed on the need to protect the patient as well as the nursing assistant. You will spend classroom time with hands-on clinical practice, multimedia, lab/skills practice and individualized instruction. If you're looking for a traditional learning format, you may find this learning environment not only empowering, but challenging. Instructors will work with you individually to facilitate your unique learning style.



To register, complete the registration form and return it with the registration fee. Advanced paid registration numbers will determine whether or not a class is conducted. PHE reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. See Registration Form or contact information, policies, ancellations, and accommodations.


Students are required to wear white, colored, or print scrub uniforms and white shoes(clean, white tennis shoes may be worn) on all classroom and clinical days. Crocks are not acceptable.

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Requirements to enroll:

- Must be 18 years old or    older
- High School Graduate or    Equivalent

Requirements before clinical:

- TB Clearance
- Physical Exam
- Criminal Background    check


Nursing assistants have many responsibilites including taking patients' vital signs, feeding, bathing, and dressing patients, changing bed linens, and more.


CNA's are employed in medical facilities, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes. They work under the supervision of either a licensed practical urse(LPN) or a registered nurse (RN).