Lori Spiezio, a registered nurse and the manager of the Nurse Aide Program, has worked with students on both campuses. She was impressed by the determination to learn that all of them showed.
“We could really see the teamwork and their eagerness to learn,” Spiezio said. “The students not only worked well with the residents, but they also supported each other throughout the program.”
Students got the opportunity to learn through a combination of in-class lessons and hands-on clinical training at local long-term care communities.
“Clinical was a wonderful experience,” said one student. “I enjoyed the personal experience of meeting and working with the residents.”
The goal of the program is to educate students and give them a resource that will prepare them for a career in the nursing field. With the demand continuously growing, this can provide rewarding benefits and long-lasting job security along with many opportunities for growth.
Students who complete the program are ready to take the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Competency Examination and enroll in the Nurse Aide Registry for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.