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Massachusetts CNA Classes

Massachusetts CNA Training

Thanks to a sluggish economy that has been causing financial problems for over two years, many people are finding themselves out of a job and without any idea of how they will provide for their families. Business experts have been saying that those who aren't having luck in the job market should think about returning to school.

Anyone who has always been interested in helping people learn new ways to care for their own health and prevent illness in their families might want to consider Massachusetts CNA classes. These are training courses designed to help those that have graduated from high school hone skills so that they can provide support to medical professionals.

In hospitals, nursing homes, and other health institutions, there are doctors and nurses that are responsible for examining, diagnosing and prescribing treatments to patients. In this type of health care environment, nursing assistants will provide support to medical staff members by taking patient histories and vital signs, explaining treatments to patients, and educating families about how to prevent illness and disease.

Becoming a CNA in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, One must complete a state-accepted training program of at least 75 hours. After passing the course, he or she must take and pass a competency exam that is both written/oral and a skills demonstration. If working as a nurse aide, one has a 4 month grace period during which he or she can pass the competency exam. Once the exam is passed, the individual is registered on Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry.

A Nurse Aide in Massachusetts must renew his or her registration every 2 years.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other MA Schools with CNA Programs

American Red Cross
786 Main Street
Melrose, Massachusetts 2176
American Red Cross
48 Broad Street
Westfield, Massachusetts 1085
American Red Cross
139 Main Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 2142
American Red Cross
85 Lowell Street
Peabody, Massachusetts 1960
American Red Cross
506 Cottage Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 1104
American Red Cross
29 Main Street
Leominster, Massachusetts 1453
American Red Cross
125 State Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 1060
American Red Cross
863-867 Main Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 2451
American Red Cross
281 Pleasant Street
Brockton, Massachusetts 2301
American Red Cross
315 Pleasant Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 2721
American Red Cross
1495 Hancock Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 2169
American Red Cross
995 Rockdale Avenue
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740
American Red Cross
2000 Century Drive
Worcester, Massachusetts 1606
American Red Cross
480 West Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 1201
Bristol Community College
135 County Street
Attleboro, Massachusetts 2703
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 2720
Bristol Community College
188 Union Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740
Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 2129
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, Massachusetts 2668
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
351 Pleasant Lake Avenue
Harwich, Massachusetts 2645
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston
275 West Broadway
South Boston, Massachusetts 2127
Catholic Charities South
157 Centre Street
Brockton, Massachusetts 2302
Community Action Inc.
145 Essex Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts 1832
Health Care Training Services (HCTS)
657 Quarry Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 2723
North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, Massachusetts 1923
Springfield Technical Community College
1 Armory Square
Springfield, Massachusetts 1102
National Medical Academy
247 E Central Street
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038

Massachusetts CNA Resources on

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0800
Fax: (617) 973-0984

Massachusetts Nurses Association