CNA & Nurse’s Aide Training Programs

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.

Program Overview:

About the 14-week Caring for our Seniors training:

  • Serves non-native, Intermediate level English speakers
  • Includes 100 hours of ESOL training, in addition to core nurse's aide training
  • Prepares students to pass the Massachusetts State Nursing Assistant Exam to become Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Specializes in training aides in long-term care through classroom instructions and hands-on clinical experience
  • Provides career placement assistance with Boston area employer partners

About the 6-week training:  

  • Serves Advanced or Fluent English speakers – this training does not include any ESOL classes
  • Prepares students to pass the Massachusetts State Nursing Assistant Exam 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.

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

In these training programs, 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 setting (for 6-week training only)
  • English language skills (for 14-week training only)
  • Massachusetts State Nursing Assistant Exam prep

Am I eligible for this program?

  • Non-native English speakers should have at least an intermediate level of English
  • Massachusetts Resident
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (required for the 6-week training only)
  • Must be able to participate in a criminal record screening (CORI) and drug screening
  • At least 3 months of prior work experience is preferred, in any country or field
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull 50-100 lbs. without restrictions, as the job is physically demanding
  • Must be able to commit to working, full-time, for 6 months to 1 year, upon graduation from the program
  • Must not be enrolled in full-time college classes
  • Must be able to complete the entire full-time training program
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