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Free CNA Training in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania free CNA training programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The nurse aide courses are designed to prepare students for successful completion of course work and passing of the certification exam.

Prior to the start of a Free CNA training class in Pennsylvania, generally students are required to have all of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Physical exam and two Mantoux (TB) tests

The Free nursing assistant courses are designed around several topics planned to instruct the prospective nursing student in his/her role in long-term patient care. Instruction is accomplished through a curriculum approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education directed at: the role of the nursing assistant including legality and promotion of patient rights, communications, infection control, basic body systems, effect of aging and disease on body systems, measures to promote independence and rehabilitation and understanding mental health and social services needs of patients.

Check out our listing of Free CNA Training in Philadelphia


Nursing Homes that Offer Free CNA Training in Pennsylvania

Altoona Center for Nursing Care
Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 946-2700

Centre Crest Home
Bellefonte, PA 16823-2128 (814) 355-6777

Harmar Village Care Center
Cheswick, PA 15024 (724) 274-3773

Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation
Danville, PA 17821 (570) 275-5240

Edinboro Manor
Edinboro, PA 16412 (814) 734-5021 

Saint Mary’s Home of Erie
Erie, PA 16504 (814) 459-0621

The Village of Laurel Run
Fayetteville, PA 17222 (717) 352-2721

The Caring Place Nursing
Franklin, PA 16323 (814) 432-4491

Malta Home Retirement Community
Granville, PA 17029 (717) 248-3988

Redstone Highlands Communities
Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 832-8400

Homewood Retirement Center
Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 637-4166

Nugent’s CCRC, Memory Support Center
Hermitage, PA 16148 (724) 981-6610

Arbutus Park Retirement Commuity
Johnstown, PA 15904 (814) 266-8621

Attleboro Community
Langhorne, PA 19047 (215) 750-7575

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center
Lebanon, PA 17042-9154 (717) 274-0421

Landis Homes Retirement Community
Lititz, PA 17543-9206 (717) 569-3271

Homewood Retirement Center
Martinsburg, PA 16662 (814) 793-3728


Gracedale Nursing Home
2 Gracedale Avenue
Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone: 610.829.3580

Gracedale Nursing Home offers a FREE CNA training program!!!
CNA Training Program details:
  • 125 hour nurse aide training program approved by the PA Department of Education
  • New classes starting every six weeks
  • Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for approximately four weeks
  • Conveniently held at Gracedale Nursing Home
  • Training program prepares attendees for the Nurse Aide competency examination

Admission to the Nurse Aide Training Program at Gracedale Nursing Home includes those individuals chosen by administrative personnel seeking entrance into the nurse aide program with eventual enrollment in the Pennsylvania nurse aide registry. Other requirements include a medical evaluation, 2 step mantoux, CHRI that is paid by the trainee (original to be given to the trainee), verification of residency, drug hair analysis (as required by the nursing home and retained by the nursing home) and basic reading and writing skills. These requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of class.

Willow Valley Communities
600 Willow Valley Square
Lancaster, PA 17602
Nursing Assistant Certification Training
It’s part of their commitment to recruit and hire the best professionals to care for Residents of our skilled supportive living. First, please complete an online employment application on their web site at www.willowvalleycommunities.org and click on careers. If interviewed and offered a position, they will send you to the certification class which is conducted by Harrisburg Community College and is paid for by Willow Valley.

Fair Acres Geriatric Center
CNA/ Certified Nurse Aide Program
610.891.5709
The CNA Training Program is a free training program sponsored by Fair Acres Geriatric Center for the preparation and training of potential employees interested in becoming Nursing Assistants.

St. Anne Home
685 Angela Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
St. Anne’s Home offers an earn while you learn program. This means you get to work in their facility while they pay for you to become a CNA. However, they only offer this offer to twelve people at a time. So once you see they are accepting applications on their website it is very important for you to go on over to their facility and fill out an application.

Evergreen Nursing Center
191 Evergreen Mill Road
Harmony, PA 16037
This nursing center will pay for a student to take certified nursing aid training classes. However, the student will have to pay to take their own exam. To inquire if they are accepting new applicants for this opportunity stop by their facility or give them a call.

Fair Winds Manor
126 Iron Bridge Road
Server, PA 16055
Fair Winds Manor has a earn while you learn program that they offer to potential students who meet their criteria. To see if they currently have openings and if you would qualify stop by their facility or give them a call.

Wexford Healthcare Center
9850 Old Perry Highway,
Pittsburgh, PA 15090,
Phone: 412-366-7900
Classes are free! Paid Training, Competitive Wages, and Benefits!

Baptist Homes
489 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Offers paid certified nursing assistant training in Pittsburg


Job Corps that Offer Free CNA training in Pennsylvania


Keystone Job Corps Center
Drums, PA 18222-2410 (570) 788-1164

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 441-8700
Belle Reve Senior Living
Milford, PA 18337 (570) 832-2858

Valley View Nursing Center
Montoursville, PA 17754 (570) 433-3161

Avalon Nursing Center
New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 658-4781

Garden Spot Village
New Holland, PA 17557 (717) 355-6000

Ware Presbyterian Village
Oxford, PA 19363 (610) 998-2669

Ware Presbyterian Village
Oxford, PA 19363 (610) 998-2669

Windy Hill Village
Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-8400

Spring Mill Senior Living
Phoenixville, PA 19460 (610) 933-7675

Canterbury Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 622-9000

Harlee Manor
Springfield, PA 19064 (610) 544-2200

Sunbury Community Hospital
Sunbury, PA 17801 (570) 286-3333

Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Tamaqua, PA 18252 (570) 668-1775

Fellowship Community
Whitehall, PA 18052 (610) 799-3000

Saunders House
Wynnewood, PA 19096 (610) 658-5100

Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community
York, PA 17408 (717) 764-6262

Fox Subacute at Mechanicsburg
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 458-0930