Nurse Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Program

Applications will be available until seats are filled.  
To apply: email career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

Grant Funding Available – Please inquiry for eligibility requirements

Note: For Massachusetts employers who would like to send employees to the above course:  Employers may qualify for 50% or 100% reimbursement through the Mass. Workforce Express Fund. Tuition must be employer paid.  More Info

 

Spring Session - enrollment begins 2024

Nurse Assistant Online Theory - $999
3/25 – 5/9          4:00pm - 9:00pm             Monday/Thursday
Online with Class Meeting Times            
Course Number: HLT 752 34       CRN:20045        
Instructor CHAMPA

Nurse Assistant Skills Lab - $349
5/21 – 5/30        4:00pm – 9:00pm            Tuesday/Thursday
Lowell Campus, Building Derby, room 302
Course Number: HLT 753 82       CRN: 20047        
Instructor CHAMPA

Nurse Assistant Clinical Training - $699
6/1 – 6/9             8:00am - 3:00pm           
Saturday/Sunday           
OFF Campus      
Course Number: HLT 756 35       CRN: 19980        
Instructor CHAMPA

WINTER SESSION - WAITLIST ONLY

Nurse Assistant Online Theory - $999
1/16 - 2/28      Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Online with Class Meeting Times            
Course Number: HLT 752       CRN:20041        
Instructor LEWIS

Nurse Assistant Skills Lab - $349
1/20 - 2/17  8:00am - 12:00pm          
Saturday
Lowell Campus, Skills Lab
Course Number: HLT 753        CRN: 20042      
Instructor LEWIS

Nurse Assistant Clinical Training - $699
2/24, 2/25, 3/2, 3/3  8:00am - 3:00pm             Saturday/Sunday           
OFF Campus      
Course Number: HLT 756        CRN: 20043      
Instructor LEWIS

 

This training program (including 24 hours of weekend clinical training at a local long-term care facility) prepares you for an entry level career as a Nurse Assistant.  Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the Massachusetts nurse assistant certification exam. Students will learn how to appropriately care for residents in long-term care facilities and hospitals as well as 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 have a HS Diploma or GED.  Students will also be required to pass a literacy exam and complete a CORI/SORI check and be able to lift and move 50 pounds. Course is not eligible for waivers or vouchers. State exam is a separate fee.  (100 hours).  



Please note: Upon successful completion of the 100 hour noncredit Nurse Assistant/Home Health aide certificate, credit can be awarded for AHP 115 & AHP 116 through articulation.  Please see Academy of Health Professions website for more details regarding credit certificate requirements.  

The following requirements must be met: 
Read and sign the student Memo of Understanding
  1. Must have a high school diploma or GED
  2. Must have a valid photo ID (state ID or driver's license)
  3. Meet with Program Manager prior to enrollment
  4. Agree to a CORI/SORI background check (must complete forms with MCC and provide valid photo ID (ie license or state issued photo ID)
  5. Complete a Health Record Immunization form* 


Required Texts: 
The following two textbooks are required for the program and are available at the MCC Lowell Bookstore by calling 978-322-8323, or you may purchase at your preferred book vendor.  Course # is CAR 768
 

  1. Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term & Home Care Text

Edition: 4th

ISBN: 978-1-60425-133-3

By: Hedman, Fuzy, & Howard

  1. Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term & Home (Wkbk)

Edition: 4th

ISBN: 978-1-60425-134-0

 Refund Policy:  As stated in student memo of understanding

Please Note:  Although currently the Massachusetts Department of Public Health does not require the COVID-19 vaccine, most of our clinical partners do. While a reasonable effort will be made to place you in a clinical facility if you do not have these, clinical placement cannot be guaranteed for those who have not received these vaccinations.
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NEW! Medical Surgical CNA Expanded Skills Certification
  
Grant Funding Available – Please inquiry for eligibility requirements

This course is designed to provide the Certified Nursing Assistant with an expanded knowledge and skill set related to the holistic care of adults, specifically in a medical-surgical hospital setting. The student will gain knowledge and skills to prepare them to care for a range of adult clients including those with enteral feeding tubes, orthopedic surgeries, special respiratory and neurological care situations.  The student will also learn about the CNA’s role in caring for adult clients with chronic and acute illnesses. Special focus will be on recognizing signs to report to the nurse and accurate measurement of vital signs and calculation of fluid balance.  On completion of this course the CNA will receive a MSESC certificate. Students must have completed a DPH approved nurse assistant course to participate and submit proof of course completion OR CNA license. (20 hours) $699
5/6 – 5/20          4:00pm – 9:00pm            Monday
Online with Class Meeting Times

5/22 & 5/29       4:00pm – 8:00pm            Wednesday
Lowell Campus                Building: Derby, Room 302

Course Number: HLT 789 80       CRN: 20341        
Professor: CHAMPA

Note: Grant Funding available for underemployed and/or unemployed. For more information e-mail career_training@middlesex.mass.edu.  This course is not eligible for tuition waivers.

 
New! Pediatric Expanded Skills Certificate
This course is designed to provide the Nursing Assistant with an expanded knowledge and skill set related to the holistic care of infants, children, and adolescents. You will also gain knowledge and skills to prepare you to care for a range of pediatric clients including those with enteral feeding tubes, tracheostomies, seizures, and specialized respiratory therapy. The student will also learn strategies to communicate and encourage healthy development of children during each developmental stage. On completion, students will receive a PESC certificate. Students must have completed a DPH approved nurse assistant course to participate and submit proof of course completion OR CNA license.  $699.

5/14, 5/15, 5/16              4:00pm – 9:00pm            Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Online with Class Meeting Times

6/3 & 6/10         4:00pm – 8:00pm            Wednesday
Lowell Campus                Building: Derby, Room 302

Course Number: HLT 789 80       CRN: 20341        
Professor: CHAMPA

Note: Grant Funding available for underemployed and/or unemployed. For more information e-mail career_training@middlesex.mass.edu.  This course is not eligible for tuition waivers.

 

NEW Nurse Assistant Skills Refresher
This C.N.A. refresher course will give students the opportunity to practice any of the 22 testable skills on the Prometrics exam, along with a review of testing requirements and tips for preparing for the exam. (4 Hours) $299


NEW Nurse Assistant Written Certifcation Exam Prep Course
This C.N.A. certifcation exam prep course will give students the
opportunity to practice for the written Certifcation exam, along with a review of testing requirements and tips for preparing for the exam. (9 Hours) $299


                           

Last Modified: 1/11/24