Nursing Assistant


Nursing Assistant Programs Delaware

Classroom: Monday & Wednesday (6:30-9:30pm)- At Hodgson

Clinicals: Monday & Wednesday (5:00-9:30pm)

2 or 3 Saturday Sessions (7:30am-1:30pm)

This course is approved by the Delaware Division of Long Term Care Resident Protection. To meet the requirements, students must attend a minimum of 75 hours in both the classroom and clinical portion of the program. There will not be any make- up beyond the regularly scheduled 165 hours.

Applicants need to contact the AED office at 683-3652 to schedule a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) assessment prior to August 24, 2017.  Applicants whose reading score is below the 10th grade level will not be allowed to enroll.

Course # 440 (Hodgson)

This 165-hour course includes the newly mandated requirements for certification. It also provides a basic level of both knowledge and skills necessary for the certification examination required by the State of Delaware. The course will be divided equally between clinical skills training and classroom instruction. Clinical training will take place on several Saturdays so that the required number of classroom and clinical hours can be achieved. Some of the approved topics include: The Nurse Assistant in Long Term Care, Work Ethics, Legal Aspects of Resident Care, Preventing Infections, Hygiene, Body Mechanics, Nutrition and Fluids, Understanding the Resident, Safety, Exercise and Activity, Oxygen Needs, Assisted Living, Confusion and Dementia, Rehabilitation and Restorative Care and Basic Emergency Care.

The cost of the classroom and clinical instruction, textbook and workbook, and one State of Delaware Certification Exam is $700.00.

Criminal background check, drug screening and a tuberculin/PPD test are required prior to beginning the clinical training and are not included in the price of the class. Tuition also does not include the cost of the uniform, clinical shoes and a watch with a second hand.