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Online Course


With a focus on the characteristics of adult learners, teaching methodologies, course design, and evaluation tools, this course prepares individuals to successfully teach and administer Nurse Aide Courses in accordance with Pennsylvania State regulations and Federal specifications.


Once the course for a specific workshop is opened, the course is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at this web address Participants will be sent instructions on how to log in 1 week prior to the course start date. However, the course will not open until the first day listed on the Dates, Times and Locations page. Should one have any technical issues with the course or logging in after it is open please contact Wilda Hackman at or Maria Border at


The course will take place over the course of a month, but, it may not take participants that long to complete. it is important to note that while participants are free to complete the course as their schedules permit, there are weekly assignments due on the last day of each week. In addition, the instructor must review and approve all submitted work before the course is complete.


The Course is divided into weekly sections. Each section has suggested assignment due dates. Each assignment will be reviewed according to a rubric. Participants may be asked to resubmit work should the instructor feel this work does not meet expectations outlined in the rubric. Failure to submit acceptable work and within the required time periods could result in course failure. If the Online Course is not completed you will not receive certification until the entire course is repeated.

Week 1

  • Introduction to teaching
  • Qualities of great teachers
  • Characteristics of learners
  • Curriculum, lesson plans, course syllabus, program objectives

Week 2

  • Choosing course materials
  • Teaching strategies
  • Demonstration and Clinical Techniques
  • Writing lesson plans

Week 3

  • Intro to testing and evaluation
  • Writing test questions
  • Nurse Aide Competency Exam
  • Clinical rating sheets/documentation
  • Nurse Aide course evaluations
  • Pa Dept of Education online sessions