Nurse Aide Training Program Adds More Courses This Summer

A five-week class, meeting Mon. - Fri. during the day, starts June 26 at the Newtown campus.

Bucks County Community College, the area’s leader in healthcare education and training, is now accepting applications for its Nurse Aide Training Program, with classes offered at all three campuses.

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program is an intensive 120-hour course consisting of classroom instruction, laboratory experience, and hands-on training at an area clinical site.

Nurse Aide Training provides an ideal entry into the nursing field, which is one of the nation’s fastest growing professions,” said Toni McCormick, Program Coordinator. “Nurse aides provide basic care for patients in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare, and other settings where personal care is needed.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nurse aides is projected to grow by nearly 20 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The average starting wage ranges from $13 to $21 an hour.

Upon successful completion of the program at Bucks, students are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination to enroll in the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide registry, McCormick added.

Classes are offered in a variety of formats – 5 weeks, 8 weeks or 12 weeks – and held during the day or evening, allowing students to select a schedule that fits their personal needs.  

A class is now forming at the Newtown Campus, a five-week daytime course that meets Monday through Friday, June 26 to July 27.

To find out more about the Nurse Aide Training Program at Bucks, including registration requirements, go to www.bucks.edu/nurseaide. To schedule a registration appointment, contact the Nurse Aide Training Program Coordinator at 215-968-8482 or email nurseaide@bucks.edu.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations
215-968-8094/8093