MassBay is here for you! Summer and Fall classes available here.
DATES: September 8 – October 27, 2020
MODE: Webex remote instruction of didactic and intro to labs. Lab testing & clinical at a longterm care facility
COST: $1100 - Scholarships are available
More information about CNA Course Requirements and Registration →
Nurse Assistants perform vital hygiene and daily living functions of patients in their care. They are also responsible for positioning and transporting patients, obtaining vital signs, maintaining a clean and safe living environment, and for monitoring the overall health and safety of their patients.
Nurse Assistants provide an invaluable service and play an important role in caring for elderly or disabled patients. In the growing field of health care, the ability to provide compassionate, responsible assistance to incapacitated people is a needed skill. Nurse Assistants find employment in nursing homes, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities, or as home health aides, working directly with patients and under the supervision of Registered Nurses or Licensed Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Assistants are people who:
Admission Requirements and Overview of MassBay Nurse Assistant Program →
Nursing assistants are vital members of the healthcare team, performing hands-on resident/client care and routine tasks for individuals of various ages and health conditions. In just eight weeks*, MassBay prepares Nurse Assistant Training students for the Red Cross Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation (NACE) test and for an entry-level career in health care as a Nurse Assistant. In this 120–hour certificate training program (80 lecture/laboratory hours online and 40 clinical hours at a long-term care facility), students will learn how to perform routine healthcare tasks for today’s increasingly diverse population. The course will include basic skills training, such as the fundamentals of how to check and monitor vital signs and deal with a wide range of patients’ and residents’ needs. Other topics include the roles and responsibilities of the Nurse Assistant; understanding the elderly; safety; food service; personal care; elimination; restorative nursing; use of assistive devices; hygiene and infection control; and work ethics of a professional member of the nursing and health team. Classes are held online and are small, ensuring an intimate student-centered environment.
* Source: Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Program graduates receive a Certificate of Completion in Nurse Assistant Training which—along with certification—can get them an entry-level job as a Certified Nurse Assistant. MassBay’s Nurse Assistant program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Approval # 91262P.
Tuition: $1100 (Due at time of registration)Clinical Uniform, patch and name tag: $50Watch (with a sweep-second hand): $31Stethoscope: $22Required Textbook: Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Care Giving 5th Edition Hartman 2020. $60 (purchase)Healthcare Provider CPR Certification: $75Scholarships are available through the MassBay Foundation. For the application, visit MassBay Scholarships.
Depending on the results of the CORI and SORI check, participation in the program’s clinical component may be denied.
sign up for an orientation session
You must attend an orientation session in order to enroll in the program. You may sign up for an orientation by clicking the link in the “Schedule” Section below. The CORI and SORI check and pre-registration test will occur at the orientation.
Students who do not meet the above requirements will not be awarded a certificate.
When offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters, classes take place online during the week. Hands-on clinical experiences are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00am – 3:30pm in long-term care facilities. To sign up for an orientation session and find out more, fill out this form.
Fall 2020: Online instruction via WebEx with clinical instruction at a Long-term Care Facility (subject to change)
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