Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide Training
This is a 101 hour dual certificate training program which consists of 45 hours of class instruction, 35 hours in a clinical skills lab, and 21 hours at a skilled nursing facility. Upon successful completion of this training program, you will be qualified to take the state nurse aide exam and you will be a certified home health aide. Nurse Assistants can work in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, hospices, and home health care.
Topics covered include home health care, long-term care, patients' rights, elder abuse, communication, aging, end-of-life care, infection control, nutrition, personal care, rehabilitation, common diseases, emergency procedures, and more.
This nurse assistant program is approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and is licensed as a Private Occupational School by the Department of Professional Licensure (DPL).
A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration, and the balance is required on the first day of class
Payment can be made by cash, certified bank check, personal check, or credit card
Course fee includes:
Classroom instruction and clinical skills taught by a licensed nurse
Supplies - stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, gait belt
Job fair with local companies that attend
Hands-on clinical experience in a skilled nursing facility
State exam fee
Requirements to participate:
You must understand, speak, read, and write in English
You must pass the pre-entrance exam of reading comprehension with a minimum score of 90%. Call us to schedule the pre-entrance exam.
You must bring a picture ID with you on the day of the pre-entrance exam
What immunizations will I need for this program?
1. COVID19 Vaccine
- All incoming students MUST be vaccinated against the COVID19 virus and be at least 2 weeks out from their final shot. Proof of vaccination is required. You will not be able to start class without providing proof of vaccination ahead of time
2. A flu shot is also required during flu season (October-March).
3. Negative TB test.
-TB test must be negative and read within 1 year. If you have had a chest x-ray that must be done within the past 5 years
-Proof of being immunized against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
A current physical performed within 1 year will also be required.
Do I need a social security number to take this program?
All incoming students will be required to provide proof of their social security number. This is needed in order for us to process a Criminal Offender Record Information request. (CORI). A social security number is also required in order to sit for the Massachusetts Nurse Assistant Certification Exam.
For our refund and cancellation policy, read our Student Handbook here.