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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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Massachusetts CNA Certification

Massachusetts CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Massachusetts, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. You will also need to show documentation of having been employed a minimum of 8 hours in the two years your NEW license is valid to qualify for free license renewal. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Massachusetts CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Massachusetts CNA Certification

In Massachusetts, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Massachusetts CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Massachusetts, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Massachusetts CNA Licensing Resources

Bristol Community College

  • 135 County Street
    Attleboro, MA 02703
    Programs: CNA

Bunker Hill Community College

American Red Cross

  • 281 Pleasant Street
    Brockton, MA 02301
    Programs: CNA

Catholic Charities South

  • 157 Centre Street
    Brockton, MA 02302
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 139 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Programs: CNA

North Shore Community College

American Red Cross

  • 315 Pleasant Street
    Fall River, MA 02721
    Programs: CNA

Bristol Community College

Health Care Training Services (HCTS)

  • 657 Quarry Street
    Fall River, MA 02723
    Programs: CNA

National Medical Academy

  • 247 E Central Street
    Franklin, MA 02038
    Programs: CNA

Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

  • 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue
    Harwich, MA 02645
    Programs: CNA

Community Action Inc.

  • 145 Essex Street
    Haverhill, MA 01832
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

  • 786 Main Street
    Melrose, MA 02176
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 995 Rockdale Avenue
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    Programs: CNA

Bristol Community College

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

  • 85 Lowell Street
    Peabody, MA 01960
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 480 West Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 1495 Hancock Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    Programs: CNA

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

  • 863-867 Main Street
    Waltham, MA 02451
    Programs: CNA

Cape Cod Community College

American Red Cross

  • 48 Broad Street
    Westfield, MA 01085
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 2000 Century Drive
    Worcester, MA 01606
    Programs: CNA
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