How to Become a CNA in Pennsylvania

Starting your career as a certified nursing assistant in Pennsylvania only requires three simple steps. The first step is to locate an educational institution, hospital or care facility that offers a state approved cna training program. After enrolling in the education program and completing the required number of course hours according to Pennsylvania state guidelines, the individual will then register to take the cna certification exam. The exam includes a combination of written multiple choice questions and a hands-on practical skills section. Upon successful completion of both parts of the exam the individual may apply to have their cna license mailed to them so that they can begin working as a nursing assistant.

Many nurse aides choose to continue their education at a later date to become either a practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN). For those who enjoy the career of nursing and want to increase their earnings potential and take on a greater variety of functions in their job duties these two can be excellent options.

Training to become a cna can be completed in as little as a few weeks. Many hospitals, long-term care centers and assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania offer career training programs for individuals who are willing to work at that particular facility upon receiving their cna certification. These types of programs are usually paid for by the institution and offered to interested students free of cost in exchange for a specified tenure of employment.

Schools That Offer CNA Classes in Pennsylvania

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Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
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  • Physical Therapist Assistant
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  • The Fortis Dental Assistant program teaches skills through hands-on experience
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Programs:

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • And more...
Locations: Grand Prairie
Harris School of Business offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
Locations: Philadelphia
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
Locations: NilesMorgantown

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Allentown

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Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
Locations: Vestal
The Path to Success Starts at McCann!
 
At McCann School of Business & Technology, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to find a career they love. We are dedicated to helping you find yours. Our programs are career-focused and designed to help you get the knowledge and hands-on training to succeed.
 
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  • Massage Therapy
Business
  • Business Administration
Healthcare
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Medical Assisting/Medical Clinical Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Surgical Technology
Legal & Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice
Skilled Trades
  • Commercial & Industrial Maintenance Technician
Technology
  • IT Support Specialist

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Medical Clinical Assistant - Diploma
Locations: AllentownLewisburg

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We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • AA: Medical Office Assistance

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At Berks Technical Institute (BTI), your success is our priority. We are dedicated to helping you gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a career you love. Our training programs are career-focused and taught by industry-experienced instructors in learning labs that can empower each of our students as they enter the job market.

 

Programs:

  • Medical Clinical Assistant - Diploma
  • Dental Assisting - Associate in Specialized Technology
Locations: Reading
Looking to attend nursing school? All-State Career offers nursing school programs that prepare students to become an LPN by graduating successfully from a Practical Nursing program. Many popular shows on TV feature nurses of all specialties working in emergency rooms, operating rooms, medical offices and other healthcare settings. Our practical nursing school can prepare you with the skills and training you need to enter the nursing profession as an LPN. 
 
With a nursing education you can start an exciting nursing career where you can advance to work in these types of healthcare settings, as well as other ones, providing you with wide opportunity to enter a career field with a tremendous variety of job prospects. Not many jobs provide as much flexibility as nursing. As a nurse, you often have the flexibility to create your own schedule and the ability to choose your own work location. Nurses work in suburban and urban hospitals, physicians’ offices, healthcare clinics, home care facilities, schools, government agencies and even resorts and cruise ships.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
Locations: Essington

Pennsylvania CNA Career Links

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Online CNA Training Programs


Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online
Kaplan Healthcare

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