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Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)
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Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)

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with Wendy Sandford

Calendar Next session starts Jan 11, 2024 at 9 am

The Baker-Polito Administration Awarded $15 Million in Workforce Training Grants to the Commonwealth’s 15 Community Colleges in support of the creation and expansion of training programs in high-demand industries. This allowed the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges and Bristol Community College to partner and offer you the opportunity to start this free (with grant approval) 100-hours of Blended training to be become a CNA with flexible course options.  

This offer is available to Massachusetts residents only. 

Massachusetts Residents Apply Here.

If you are not a Massachusetts resident you can register here.

Addtional questions email:    

This digital curriculum teaches future nursing assistants the skills needed to succeed in their job, while engaging students. Up to 50% of the program coursework is provided through a digital immersive, story-based curriculum. In conjunction with online theory, students will meet in person with highly qualified instructors in our state approved lab to learn the skills portion of their Nursing Assistant Training, as well as clinical hours in a skilled nursing facility. Online Theory 48 hours, In person Lab/Skills 26 hours and 26 hours clinical. With successful course completion, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training certificate & CPR Certification and will be eligible to take the State NAT Competency Exam.  This course also meets the Rhode Island reciprocity / endorsement requirements.

Important Information: This grant will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. To be considered for an award you MUST submit and wait for approval of ALL required pre-requisite forms prior to being awarded a grant funded spot in the program. Be prepared to upload the following documents to a secure link you will receive via email.

  • Copy of high school diploma/transcript or GED/HiSet
  • Up to date physical form
  • Immunization record
  • Negative Tuberculosis Test
  • Proof of Flu vaccine
  • Proof of COVID vaccine (must have completed primary series)
  • Proof of Massachusetts Residency (Legally issued Massachusetts ID, Utility bill, Credit Card Statement, Lease Agreement or Mortgage statement or Health Insurance Information)

 C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I (required)
Students will receive directions on how to submit both the C.O.R.I and S.O.R.I. applications upon registering for class. All students must submit an online C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I application with a photocopy of your driver’s license.  A positive C.O.R.I. may prevent students from completing the clinical requirement of the program. 

*ALL in person dates are mandatory attendance (in person skills & clinical); online course work can be completed during any time that works for you, must meet weekly sections assigned.

January 11- February 15, 2023
Orientation: January 11th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates:January 23rd, 25th, 30th, February 1st, 6th
Monday & Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: February 13th, 14th, 15th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

January 17- March 11, 2023
Orientation: January 17th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates:January 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: March 4th, 5th, 11th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

February 7- March 14, 2023
Orientation: February 7th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates:February 21st, 23rd, March 2nd, 7th
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: March 9th, 10th, 14th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm

March 6 – April 11, 2023
Orientation: March 6th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates:March 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, April 3rd
Monday & Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: April 4th, 10th, 11th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

March 21 – May 13, 2023
Orientation: March 21st (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates:March 28th, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: May 6th, 7th, 14th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

March 30 – May 9, 2023
Orientation: March 30th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates: April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: May 5th, 8th, 9th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm

May 8 – June 4, 2023
Orientation: May 8th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates: May 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: June 2nd, 3rd, 4th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

Massachusetts Residents Apply Here.

If you are not a Massachusetts resident you can register here.

Addtional questions email:  

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