Nurse Assistant Training

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide  Program    $800 Plus fees   





Day  Monday-Thursday 9-2:30pm.    Clinical 8:30-2:30p
Evening Monday Wednesday Thursday 5:30-8:30pm  Clinical 4-9p

CNA course for ESOL students
Information for this program can be obtained by calling: 

Lisa Jochim, Director
UMass Dartmouth 
Workers' Education Program 
715 Purchase Street 
New Bedford, MA 02740 
Tel 508-910-9004

As a Nurse Assistant, you are an essential member of a healthcare team. A healthcare team cares for the personal needs and comfort of people with health problems and assists a doctor and nursing staff in carrying out healthcare treatments. Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, you may bathe, dress, feed, mobilize, and transport people; obtain temperature, pulse, and blood pressure measurements; and report observations and reactions. Your other duties may include preparation of equipment, care of the patient’s room, and record-keeping.

Our Nurse Assistant program also has an additional 15-hour module to obtain your Home Health Aide Certification.

At the conclusion of the Nurse Assistant program, you receive a Certificate of Completion from a Massachusetts Department of Health Approved Program. This certificate enables you to take the Massachusetts Nurse Assistant test to certify you as a Nurse Assistant. Upon graduation and successful completion of the Massachusetts Nurse Assistant Competency Exam conducted by the American Red Cross, you are qualified to work as a Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide in a hospital, nursing home, home care, or other healthcare agencies.

Testing is on-site for our students.

Additional Costs Not Included in Fees:
Uniforms, Watch with a Second Hand, Cost of Immunizations, and Optional CPR

Requirements for entrance are:


Quick Facts: Nursing Assistants and Orderlies
2017 Median Pay $26,590 per year
$12.78 per hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
Number of Jobs, 2014 1,545,200
Job Outlook, 2014-24 17% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 267,800

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