Nurse Aide Refresher Course
Lackawanna College is offering a Nurse Aide Refresher Course designed for Nurse Aide’s who have completed an approved Nurse Aide Training course in the state of Pennsylvania and whose registration has lapsed.
Under federal requirements, enrollment on the Registry is no longer valid for anyone who was previously on the Registry but has not worked providing nursing related services for a period of 8 consecutive hours for pay, in an approved facility, during a 24 month period. An approved facility is defined as a nursing home, personal care home, hospital, home health setting or an intermediate care facility. Self-employment, private-duty, or employments in doctor’s offices are not acceptable forms of work experience for continued enrollment on the registry.
If the requirements are not fulfilled, you then become “inactive” and cannot renew your status.
As a previous active member of the Registry though, you have one opportunity to take and successfully pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination. If you successfully pass the examination your status will change to “renewed” on the Nurse Aide Registry.
The Lackawanna College Nurse Aide Refresher Course can assist you in preparing for the skills and written examination needed for you to regain “active” status.
The Lackawanna College Nurse Aide Refresher Course is a 3 week, 36 hour program offering 12 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of laboratory training. The program will follow the guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Nurse Aide Training Program.
Topics include review of:
Nurse Aide Role and Function
Resident’s Rights including Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation and the Nurse Aide Role including Cultural Differences
Basic Nursing Skills including vital signs
Personal Care Skills; feeding, bathing, dressing, elimination needs, skin care
End of life care
Care of the cognitively impaired resident
Basic Restorative services; range of motion, transfer to wheelchair, positioning on side
Monday – Wednesday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Registered Nurses experienced in long-term care and have received a certificate of completion for the Train the Educator program by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Ten students per class will be accepted.
Proof of completion of a Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Training Program (if trained out of state, proof of reciprocity)
Proof of Pennsylvania registry expiration
Pennsylvania State Police Background Check, free of Prohibitive Offenses contained in Act 14 ($10 fee)
FBI background check if applicable (fee is student responsibility)
Proof of Negative PPD within the last year or negative chest x-ray result if applicable
Proof of Physical Examination within the last year indicating student is free of communicable diseases, current with immunizations and has no conditions that would affect the student’s performance
Complete the Verification of PA Residency form
$525.00 includes book and college registration fee.
For more information please contact Lackawanna College at 570-961-7813.