WHAT WE TEACH
To prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Registry exam and for a career as a Certified Nurse Aide , the Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training Inc. (PANAT) program includes the following topics and skills:
- Role and Function
- Infection Control
- Safety and Emergency
- Clients Rights/Client Independence
- Identify and Report Conditions of the Body System
- Personal Care /Client Environment
- Personal Care Skills
- Behavioral Health and Social Needs
- Care of Cognitively Impaired
- 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 includes certifications in CPR, First Aid as well as in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.
Our four week program provides students with the knowledge and skills to pass the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Competency and Training Examination. Upon successfully passing this test, graduates are listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse Aide Registry which is necessary to obtain and keep entry level nurse aide positions in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, adult day care centers and rehabilitation centers in the State of Pennsylvania
Upon graduation, between course completion and taking/passing the exam, students may work as Nurse Aides for up to 120 days. To work past 120 days after graduation as a Nurse Aide, Graduates must take and pass the Pa Nurse Aide exam.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) PROGRAM
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.
- must show 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
Applicants may apply to the State Police directly for criminal background clearance or ask PANAT to do so for a charge of $25. Completing and submitting the application is the first step in the process.
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, First Aid as well as in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.
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 $135.00. 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 Philadelphia Academy for Nurse Aide Training is an approved site to administer such 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.
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 FREE off street 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 in Pennsylvania hires you, they are required by law and upon upon request, to reimburse your PANAT tuition.
So why wait…Apply now!!!