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Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide (XCN)
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CSA687 Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide
Prepare for an entry-level career in health care. Nurse Assistant Training (NA) includes and preparation for the State Board exam to become certified, along with certifications in Home Health Aide, CPR, and CMS Hand in Hand Dementia Training. Fulfill your classroom hours on campus and your clinical experience in a local nursing facility with Registered Nurse Instructors. The skills taught in our State licensed certificate program include vital signs, moving and turning patients, personal care basics, bed making, bed, bath and feeding, record keeping and responding to emergencies. Prerequisites: (1) It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam at the Center for Alternative Studies and Testing prior to registration, for advising purposes. (2) Proof of immunizations and a negative TB test is required. (3) CORI check, come to the Danvers Campus, Math & Science Building 106C. Textbook required: Available at the Danvers Campus Bookstore. Open to students 16 years of age and older. Read the first four chapters in the textbook prior to the first class. Students must take and pass the State Board examination to become a Certified Nurse Assistant in the state of Massachusetts. The cost of the state exam is not included in the cost of tuition.

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