Penn Asian Senior Services: Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)

Program Description: The Program offers an introductory study of the principles and procedures used by nurse aides in long-term care facilities, home health settings, and hospitals. The focus is on basic human needs and care of the elderly and disabled. Integration of skills and concepts is acquired through hands-on clinical experience at a long-term care facility.

Training Provider: Penn Asian Senior Services

Program Length: 5 weeks

Program Cohort Dates:

  • 3/14/2023 – 4/13/2023
  • 5/9/2023 – 6/8/2023
  • 7/11/2023 – 8/10/2023


  • Able to read and write at a 7th– grade level or higher, as measured through a literacy screening test administered by PASSi.
  • A negative two-step PPD test within the last year or chest x-ray is taken within the past five years.
  • Physical within the last year.
  • Vaccination for COVID-19.
  • Vaccination for flu.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check.

Training Schedule: In-person training Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm | Or Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

Skills Learned:

  • Demonstrate through written, oral, and laboratory skills an understanding of the role of the Nurse Aide, including activities of daily living and restorative care
  • Utilize the clinical experience to gain proficiency in nurse aide skills and tasks
  • Demonstrate caring, supportive, and safe care of patients/residents
  • Perform tasks related to the personal care and comfort of patients/residents
  • Demonstrate effective communication with faculty and patients/residents
  • Work cooperatively with other nursing and healthcare professionals
  • Preserve and protect patients/resident’s autonomy, dignity, and rights

Industry-Recognized Credentials:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] Certification, From the American Heart Association
  • Nurse Aide Certification from National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).

College Credits(s) Earned: None


Mar 14 2023

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