Certified Nurse Aide Program

Certified Nurse Aide Program

CareBridge Academy prepares extraordinary Certified Nursing Assistants with the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs required to not only succeed but to make a difference in the healthcare industry.


The Certified Nurse aide (CNA) program is a 120 hour course that involves classroom, lab, and clinical instruction. Designed to maximize learning and knowledge retention, CareBridge Academy incorporates the 4 types of learning styles (visual, auditory, hands-on, and reading/writing) into its curriculum. Through our proven approach to training, we foster a fun, informative, and educational environment for students to learn effectively and intuitively in simulated and real-world scenarios.


Students enrolled in the CNA Program will:

● Be instructed on how to perform safe basic Nursing Assistant procedures in a healthcare setting
● Be prepared for employment in the healthcare setting.
● Become eligible to take the state of Pennsylvania written competency examination for Nursing Assistants (to be a CNA).
● Provide quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care, and hospice settings upon certification and attaining employment.


Program length
Our full-time certificate program is a 4-week, Monday through Friday course totalling 120 hours of instruction. Our part-time and weekend program options run for 8 weeks in total. This includes 65 hours of classroom and lab instruction with an additional 55 hours of hands-on clinical training in a long term care facility. CareBridge Academy provides the training in skills necessary to take and successfully pass the Pennsylvania Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam.