Nurse Assistant / Home Health Certification Training

Nurse Assistant Training / Home Health Aide Training
Course # CAR 768-80
Middlesex Community College, 44 Middle Street, Lowell, MA. Room LT 314
Tuition:  $950 plus cost of texts and scrubs 

Summer 2014 session dates: 
Mon - Thursday from 8a - 4p
June 30 - July 24, 2014

Application dates:  March 1  - May 30, 2014 by calling 781-280-3663 or email:

Program Description:   Middlesex Community College’s 100-hour certificate training program (including 23 clinical hours at a long-term care facility) will prepare students for an entry level career in health care as a Nurse Assistant, as well as obtain a certification as a Home Health Aide. The goal of the Nurse Assistant Training program is to prepare students to sit for the Massachusetts state certification exam and to learn how to care for residents in long-term care facilities  The Mass. nurse assistant exam is a separate fee and is not included as part of the tuition.   Students will learn how to care for residents in long-term care facilities and will practice the following skills:  personal patient care, patient rights, lifting and turning patients, safety, infection control, vital signs, record keeping, mental health care of residents, and stress management.  Students must be able to lift 50+ pounds. Student must have a High School Diploma or GED and a valid photo ID.  Seats are available on a space available basis until filled.  Tuition:  $950. Cost of texts and scrubs are an additional cost. State exam is a separate fee and is administered by the American Red Cross. Not eligible for waivers.

 The following requirements must be met: 
1.  Read and sign the student Memo of Understanding (link to form is below)
2.  Must have a high school diploma or GED
3.  Must have a valid photo ID (state ID or driver's license)
4.  Take an English assessment test.  (NOTE:  MCC accuplacer assessment scores or college level reading or english course may be substituted)
5.  Agree to a CORI/SORI background check (must complete forms with MCC)
6.  Complete a Health Record Immunization form (link to form is below)

Required texts:  The Nursing Assistant Care Text: The Basics, 3rd edition, Hartman Publishing;  ISBN 978-1-60425-014-5; The Nursing Assistant Care Handbook  ISBN 978-160425-015-2 and The Home Health Aide Handbook, ISBN 978-160425-020-6.  Texts can be purchased at the MCC Lowell Campus bookstore by calling 978-322-8323 or online at Course # is CAR 768-80

Health Record Form

Student Memo of Understanding

Refund Policy:  As stated in student Memo of Understanding

Attention Massachusetts Small Business Owners:  This course is approved by the
Massachusetts Workforce Express Fund.   This pool of funding is designed for
small business owners with less than 100 employees to quickly provide training
for employees.  Funding is paid to employers (not employees).  If eligible, this
fund will reimburse employers 50 % of the tuition cost.  Employers must apply six
weeks in advance.  For more information, please contact Kara O'Donnell Galvin at or 617.717.6919.  The state approved course number is 1077194                              

Last Modified: 1/27/14