CNA Classes in Pennsylvania
CNA training in Pennsylvania is
very much instructor driven. The training courses that must be completed must include both written and oral
instruction in a lecture setting as well as a portion of hours in the clinical setting. What makes this state
different is that the instructor sets the number of hours necessary in the practical setting. This must be passed
in order to move onto the testing phase and all fees associated with this training must be paid. The cost, as with
any education of higher learning, are set by the institutions themselves and are the responsibility of the student
coming from another state or having military training can challenge this coursework requirement. Specifically, CNA
transfers to Pennsylvania that do not want to take this coursework, must petition the state nursing board to get a
waiver so that they can then sit for the exam.
When completed, an individual
will then need to sit for the Pennsylvania CNA exam. This exam costs just over one-hundred dollars and involves
both a written portion and a practical portion. The written portion must be passed in order to go to the manual
skills part. Once it and a background check are passed, they are placed on the state registry.