The nursing assistant schools in Dubois, Pennsylvania that are shown here offer all of the state approved training you can find in the city. For any questions about enrolling in a program, please call phone number on this page.
Dubois Nursing Home
212 South 8th Street,
Dubois, PA 15801
A CNA certification is a requirement to work permanently as a nursing aide in Pennsylvania. You will need to clear the background checks for criminal records, complete an approved training program, and pass the certification exams. There are other requirements to get certified such as undergoing medical exams, but most of them can be completed easily.
An aspiring candidate who has been living in Pennsylvania for the last 2 years will only need to get a state-level criminal background check. Those who have not lived in the state within the last 2 consecutive years must undergo federal and state background checks. The background checks are required to enroll in a CNA program. No individual is allowed to start training without clearing the checks.
One way of learning how to become a nursing aide is by enrolling in a course that’s approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. Approved programs are required to last at least 80 hours, of which 37.5 hours must be allocated to hands-on clinical practice. The rest of the hours are for theoretical coursework. Before the students handle any patient, they are first taught the following concepts:
– Medical and Surgical Asepsis
– Patient/Resident Rights
– Basic Nursing Care
– Safety Procedures
– Emergency Care
– Medical Terminology
– Human Anatomy
– Roles and Responsibilities of Nursing Aides
Completing a CNA program is a requirement to apply for the certification exams. After you have finished your classes you have up to 2 years to take the exams. Nursing students/graduates who can prove their education and training of the Fundamentals of Nursing can immediately apply for the certification exams. However, applicants through this route can only take the exams once. If they fail, they have to complete a class before they can reapply.
A nursing aide with a lapsed/expired Pennsylvania NAR certification can also apply for the exams if his certification has not expired for more than 2 years. This route is also open for nursing aides whose lapsed/expired certifications were issued by another state’s NAR. Like nursing students/graduates, they are also given only one attempt to pass, and must undergo retraining if they fail.
The certification exam is divided into two parts – a written (oral) exam and a clinical skills test. Both tests are taken on the same day at a Regional Testing Center. Training facilities that have enough number of applicants can request for an in-facility testing by submitting this application: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/063910.pdf.
To find a location to take the license tests you can call the American Red Cross at 1-800-795-2350. To know more about the certification exams, you can get a copy of the CNA Candidate Handbook by contacting Pearson VUE at (800) 852-0518, or by going to www.pearsonvue.com. The handbook contains detailed information on the certification exam, as well as sample tests, which candidates can practice on.
A candidate’s name is placed on the Nurse Aide Registry once the exam results are released. The results are usually released on the same day if there are no technical problems. The registry will then send a Registry Card to the candidate’s address within 3 weeks after passing the exams. This Registry Card serves as proof of meeting all training and testing requirements. It must not be tampered in any way; tampering it may jeopardize one’s status on the NAR. Once you have passed all requirements you become certified and eligible to work as a nurse aide or direct care worker in the state of Pennsylvania for up to 24 months before you need to renew.
This city is located in Clearfield County. Back when it was a town, it was originally named after John Rumbarger but was later named after John DuBois, who was a local lumber magnate. It is located only a few miles from Pittsburgh and is a primary city of the Dubois, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area. During the 2000 census, their total population was estimated to be 8,123 people with a population density of 2,429.8/sq miles. This city has a total land area of approximately 3.3 sq miles.
The Drmc Behavioral Health Center, Behavioral Health Center Drmc, Free Medical Clinic of Dubois Inc., Brookville Behavioral Health, Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center, Complete Healthcare Resources, Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance, Breezewood Behavioral Health Services, Area Family Life Services, High Point Center for Human Services, and Behavioral Advancements of Dubois are some of the health care clinics and centers that are found in the city. photo attribution: ufv