JVS Nursing Assistant Training Program graduates holding their certificates at graduation

Nurse’s Aide Training Program

Are you interested in entering the healthcare field? JVS can help you launch your career as a nurse’s aide. We offer 6-week and 14-week training options.

About the 14-week training:

  • Serves non-native, Intermediate level English speakers
  • Includes 100 hours of ESOL training in addition to aide training
  • Prepares students to pass the American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Specializes in training aides in long-term care through classroom instructions and hands-on clinical experience
  • Includes individualized job coaching and 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

About the 6-week training:  

  • Serves Advanced or Fluent English speakers – this training does not include any ESOL classes
  • Prepares students to pass the American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Includes individualized job coaching
  • Guarantees a full-time job with benefits at participating hospitals for students who successfully complete the program.

These training programs are offered at no cost to those who are selected to participate.

In these courses, you will learn:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Medical terminology and anatomy
  • Healthcare customer service
  • Specialized skills for working with frail elders (for 14 week training only)
  • Specialized skills for working in a hospital settings (for 6 week training only)
  • English language skills (for 14 week training only)
  • Everything you’ll need to know to pass the state nursing assistant exam

Training Requirements:

  • Non-native English speakers should have at least an intermediate level of English
  • Must be able to participate in a criminal record screening (CORI) and drug screening
  • At least 3 months of prior work experience is preferred
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs without restrictions as the job is physically demanding

How to Apply: You must attend one of the upcoming information sessions to learn more.  These information sessions are held every Wednesday at 12 pm at JVS Boston located at: 75 Federal Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA, 02110.

Click here to find an upcoming information session.

For more information about A Nurse’s Aide Training Program, contact:

traininginfo@jvs-boston.org