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Healthcare Academy

Clinical Health Care  


Program Offerings Include
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Certified Nursing Assistant

Our new CNA career certificate is aligned to both NHA and AMT standards and is fully customizable to meet individual state requirements. 

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Medical Assistant 

This accelerated program covers the healthcare fundamentals and clinical procedures necessary to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) exam, among other industry certifications. 

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Physical Therapy Aide 

The career diploma program prepares employees with skills necessary to work under the supervision of a physical therapist and includes an optional clinical work experience.

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Sterile Processing

This course offering helps prepare learners for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam and includes lessons in sterilization practices and quality assurance.

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Program prepares employees for the dispensing optician national certification exams, administered by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners. 

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Home Health Aide

Career diploma program exceeds the federal requirements to effectively prepare learners for aide positions in hospice agencies, nursing care systems, or private homes. 

The Penn Foster Solution

Penn Foster’s online Healthcare Academy helps partner hospital and nursing care systems reduce employee turnover and increase their bottom line by:

  • Assessing employee readiness to ensure training dollars are spent on eligible employees with demonstrated interest 
  • Tracking enrollment and learner progression
  • Facilitating externships to provide employees with hands-on experience 
  • And more! 

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The Penn Foster Solution

"Penn Foster has given me the opportunity to obtain a Medical Assistant [certificate] that helped further my education in patient care and advance my skills in the healthcare industry." 

- Wendy M., Medical Assistant 



About Penn Foster

Penn Foster is a talent development pioneer, bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build the workforce of tomorrow. We partner with employers, educators, and community-based organizations to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America’s fastest-growing fields and professions. With more than 40,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster helps individuals discover pathways to opportunity through accredited diploma, certificate and degree programs that matter in the world of work.