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Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)- Enrolling Fall Classes Now! Don't miss out apply now!

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                                             FREE NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING 

Currently taking applications for Fall Classes! 

Free Nursing Assistant class available to Massachusetts residents only. 

Massachusetts Residents Apply Here.

How to Apply: 

  • Click on this apply here link , fill out required form 
  • Within 3 days of filling out form you will receive an email with a link to upload required documents.
  • Submit all required documents, once reviewed and completed program will send you a link to register for available classes. 
  • 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. 

Once you apply (using link above) you will be sent a link to upload required documents.  Be prepared to upload the documents listed: 

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

Grant Information

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 take this free (with grant approval) 100-hours of Blended training to be become a CNA with flexible course options.  

Addtional questions email:  

Course Information: 

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 and CPR Certification. Also included, is the MA State NAT Competency Exam in the comfort of the same state approved lab used to teach in-person skills classes. This course also meets the Rhode Island reciprocity / endorsement requirements.

All in person classes take place at the Fall River Campus; 777 Elsbree St. 
Fall River, MA 02720


 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. 

If you are not a Massachusetts resident or do not want to apply for the grant you can email


**In person skill dates and clinical dates are mandatory for course completion, students will be required to be doing online coursework on dates not in person, schedule of online coursework is flexible.

** All in person classes are held at Fall River Campus 777 Elsbree St. 

September 5 – October 28, 2023  - Evening Class 

Orientation: September 5th online @ 4:30 p.m.                                

In Person Skill Dates: Tuesday's/ 4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: September 12th, 19th, 26th, October 21st, 22nd, 28th                                        

In Person Clinical Dates: October 21st, 22nd, 28th; 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Clinical dates may be subject to change) 


September 6 – October 16, 2023/  Day Class 

Orientation: September 6th 9:00 a.m. online                                   

In Person Skill Dates: Wednesday's 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; on September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th                                 

In Person Clinical Dates: October 12th, 13th, 16th; 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


October 11 – November 21, 2023/ Day Class 

Orientation: October 11th online at 9:00 a.m.                                    

In Person Skill Dates: Wednesday 9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on October 18th, 25th November 1st, 8th, 15th                                         

In Person Clinical Dates: November 17th, 20th, 21st                             6:45 a.m-3:00p.m  (dates may be subject to change)


October 16 – November 29, 2023/ Day Class

Orientation: October 16th online at 9:00 a.m. 

In Person Skill Dates: Monday's 9:00AM - 2:30PM on October 23rd,30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th

In Person Clinical Dates: November 27th, 28th, 29th 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


October 17 – December 9th,2023/ Evening Class 

Orientation: October 17th online @ 4:30p.m.                                               

In Person Skill Dates:  Tuesday's 4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. on October 24th, November 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th                             

In Person Clinical Dates: December 2nd,3rd, 9th 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


November 13 – December 15, 2023/ Day Class 

Orientation: November 13th online @ 9:00 a.m.                               

In Person Skill Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday;9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on December 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th, 12th                 

In Person Clinical Dates: December 13th, 14th, 15th; 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Clinical dates may be subject to change)



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