Nurse Aide Training Program

Demand for nurse aides and CNAs is expected to grow 20% by 2018

Certified nursing assistants (CNA) are needed by hospitals, nursing homes, hospice care, home health agencies, and assisted living facilities.

Nurse Aid Program

Program Overview

Marywood's 120-hour program includes interactive classroom and laboratory instruction with hands-on training at state-approved clinical sites. Students who complete our nurse aide training program are eligible to take the American Red Cross Nurse Aide Competency Examination. Marywood's program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Classes currently run Monday-Friday, 8am-2:30pm, for a 5-week period. Night classes are being considered.


Marywood's nurse aide training program costs $2500. If you are currently employed by a nursing facility, your employer may be required to pay for your training. If you complete our nurse aide training program and later become employed by a nursing facility, you may be eligible for a reimbursement. Some government workforce investment programs may also cover this cost.

Contact Information

Susan Reilly

Director, Lifelong Learning Institute
(570) 348-6292