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Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide (XCN)
Program Description

Certification Training (CT)

Do you enjoy helping people? Have you considered a career in health care? Enter the health care field with a 100-hour training program for dual certification as a Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide. Fulfill your classroom hours on campus and your clinical experience in a local nursing home with our Registered Nurse instructors. Students must take and pass the state board examination to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. You will also receive a Home Health Aide certificate, CPR certification, and CMS Hand in Hand Dementia training.

The skills taught in our DPH approved training program include vital signs, moving and turning patients, personal care basics, bed making, bed bath and feeding, record keeping, and responding to emergencies.

Students who successfully complete this certificate may be eligible to use credit for prior learning to save time and money on the Health Care Technician certificate.

Quick Facts
Professional Education certification program
Open enrollment
ITA eligible
Section 30 eligible

NOTE: Students interested in participating in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, may be required to undergo criminal background checks, including a national as well as local check (i.e. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)). Depending on the contents of these criminal background check(s), a student's participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider may not be allowed, and therefore may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please note that eligibility to participate in the program and/or clinical affiliation, internship or field placement as a result of screening requirements, such as criminal background checks, is not a guarantee of eligibility to sit for professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation.

For more information, contact us at (978) 236-1200 or professional@northshore.edu .


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