Nurse Aide Training

Become a Nurse Aide and start working at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network!

Are you interested in becoming a certified nurse's aide? Do you have the winning combination of knowledge and caring? If so, please apply to be considered for one of our upcoming Nurse Aide Training Classes. 

The training will prepare you to sit for the certification exam and, upon passing, become a certified nurse's aide at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. Paid training. Paid exam fees. Full-time wages during training.

We are looking for the best; it's what our residents deserve.

Why apply?

  • Learn valuable and marketable job skills.
  • Start a career in the healthcare industry.
  • Become an employee of Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.
  • Make a difference daily in the lives of our residents!

2019 Class Dates & Locations

Oakmont Training Locations

The Willows, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont PA and Longwood at Oakmont, 500 Route 909, Verona, PA      

Dates:

  • January 21 - March 4
  • March 4 - April 15
  • April 15 - May 28
  • May 28 - July 8
  • July 8 - August 19
  • August 19 - September 30
  • September 30 - November 11

Washington Training Location

Southmont, 835 South Main Street, Washington PA (class/lab/clinicals)

Dates:

  • February 4 – February 28
  •  April 1 – April 30
  •  June 3 – June 27
  •  August 5 – August 29
  •  October 1 – October 30
  •  November 25 – December 20

Erie Training Location

Manchester Commons, 6351 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505

Dates:

  • January 28 - March 1 
  • April 8 - May 3
  • June 3 - July 8 
  • August 5 - September 6
  • October 7 - November 8 


Details

  • Most classes are Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The training includes a mix of classroom/theory, lab and clinical.
  • Students in the Washington and Erie training classes must purchase white scrubs (top and pants) and a wristwatch with a second hand.
  • Students who are in the Oakmont training classes must purchase teal scrubs (top and pants) and a wristwatch with a second hand.
  • Students are expected to dress for success, be well-groomed, prompt and engaged in learning.

What is a Nurse Aide?

A Nurse Aide - or Nursing Assistant, as the position is titled at Presbyterian SeniorCare - is a very caring person who sees the purpose in his/her life as giving care and assistance to residents so they may be comfortable, safe, and in the best state of wellness they can be. These Aides always work under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Some of the basic tasks a Nurse Aide performs are:

  • Measuring and recording vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure).
  • Bathing (bed baths, tub/whirlpool baths, showers).
  • Dressing (from assisting to total dependent dressing).
  • Toileting (assisting with bedpans/urinals, providing incontinent care, assisting resident to bathroom).
  • Catheter Care.
  • Feeding residents and serving meals.
  • Range of motion exercises and assisting with turning and positioning.
  • Assist in transporting residents in wheelchairs and ambulation with walkers and canes.
  • Bed making and keeping resident belongings neat and organized.
  • Infection control and safety awareness.
  • Most importantly, talking with and listening to our residents.

Application & Selection

  • Interested candidates will apply at www.srcare.org/careers. Select CNA/Aide category and complete application.
  • All applicants will complete the standard interview process.
  • Selected students become employees of Presbyterian SeniorCare Network prior to the class start date.
  • Selected students will complete new hire pre-employment and orientation processes prior to the start of training.
  • The cost of training, exam fees and full-time wages during training are paid by Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.

To Prepare

Give some thought to the following, especially if you are selected for an interview for the training:

  • Why are you interested in the becoming a Nurse Aide/Nursing Assistant?
  • How does the training and the job fit into your career plans? 
  • What current skills do you have that will prepare you to be successful in the training and in your future Nurse Aide career?
  • What work experiences do you have that have sparked an interest in working with seniors and/or in the healthcare industry?
  • Why are you interested in working at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network?
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