Assessment Testing

The Nurse Aide Assessment test is required prior to taking the Nurse Aide Program. It may be waived if the student has evidence of completed college credit courses.  If you have college credits with proof of a passing grade, you do not have to take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) assessment test. If you do not have college credits, you must take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) assessment test.

The TABE is a series of norm-referenced tests designed to measure achievement of basic skills. The content areas measured are reading and mathematics. The TABE can take up to 2 hours to complete.

The scores that a student obtains on the TABE do not automatically include or exclude them from the Nurse Aide Training Program. The scores are used as a way for the Program Coordinator to advise students with regard to their ability to successfully compete the program. If a student demonstrates difficulty in a particular area, the Program Coordinator may direct the student toward remedial classes that may help to improve the student's skills. However, if the student completes all of the other registration requirements, they may choose to enter the program regardless of their assessment scores.

For more information, please contact the Nurse Aide Training Program at 215-968-8025 (press option #3) or