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Quinsigamond Community College
  • 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
  • 508-751-7900
  • Vocational Skills Training
Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide
Program activities:

This course provides students with the theory and entry-level skills necessary to safely provide basic nursing assistant-level care in a long-term care facility, acute care facility, or home health care agency. Students learn the role and responsibilities of the nursing assistant and home health aide within the health care team, including patient and resident rights, professionalism, communication skills, basic body structure and function, common disorders, rehabilitation and restorative care, infection control, and safety, special care concerns, and basic patient care skills, including vital signs.

Upon completion of classroom and skills practice laboratory learning and competency testing, students participate in a clinical rotation at a skilled nursing facility, under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Upon successful completion of this course and successfully passing the state nurse aide competency examination, students are prepared to seek entry-level employment as a certified nursing assistant (C.N.A.) and home health aide.

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Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Diverse men and women ages 18 and above, from various economic, cultural and educational backgrounds.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 20
Total hours: 8
Program duration: 15 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 2
Program start dates: Fall and Spring.
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
8am - 4pmClassroom
Is the program offered remotely? No
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

25 Federal Street Worcester, MA 01608This QCC campus location is near transportation hub.
Additional information about location:

Driving directions (from I-290) and parking information:

Program requirements: CORI check, SORI check, Drug Testing, High school diploma/GED/HiSET, Immunizations/Health Records
Program is CORI friendly? No
Anticipated outcomes: Upon successful completion, students can sit for state certification test (Certified Nurse Assistant - CNA). Certificate of Completion.
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Test/License Fees
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? Yes
Out of pocket expense(s) or additional information: Books, uniforms, test fee
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Jo Sundin
Telephone: 508-751-7900
Program code: QCC-IH-VT-NA
ABAWD Qualifying? No