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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Programs

Are you interested in entering the healthcare field? JVS’s Certified Nursing Assistant Training Programs can help you launch your career as a CNA. JVS offers both 6-week and 14-week full-time training programs, which provide specialized training in long-term care through classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience.

We offer two tracks – one for non-native, intermediate level English speakers and one for advanced or fluent English speakers. The track for non-native English speakers is 14-weeks, and includes English language classes. The track for advanced or fluent english speakers is 6-weeks long, and participants who successfully complete the program will be offered a full-tine job with benefits at Spaudling Rehabilitation Network.

We offer CNA Training programs eight times each year, and the program is at no-cost to participants.

You’ll learn:

  • English language skills (for intermediate English track only)
  • Computer skills
  • Medical terminology and anatomy
  • Healthcare customer service
  • Specialized skills for working with frail elders (for intermediate English track only)
  • Everything you’ll need to know to pass the state nursing assistant exam
  • Specialized skills for working in a hospital settings (for advanced English track only)

You’ll also gain:

  • Intermediate English track – Job placement services. JVS has strong relationships with many healthcare providers in Massachusetts and we will work with you to find a successful job placement after graduation
  • Advanced English track – participants who successfully complete the training program will be guaranteed a full-time job with benefits at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (in either Cambridge, Charlestown, or Brighton). Salaries start at $14.67/hour.


  • Non-native, intermediate level English speaker OR advanced or fluent English speaker
  • Clean background check
  • At least 3 months of work experience
  • Able to lift without restrictions
  • Must attend an information session. Find an upcoming information session here.

Click here to find an upcoming information session.

For more information about the CNA Training Program, contact:

Shereen Russell-Ahmed