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State Approved Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide (NAT/HHA) Training Program

Program Description

This 130 hour state approved program will prepare you to get employment opportunities in nursing homes, home care agencies, and hospitals. This training program teaches nursing skills through classroom lecture, skills practice in a fully equipped nursing lab and clinical placement in a long term care facility. Cost of course does not include the textbook, uniforms, shoes, or state testing fee.

There are many different options to fit your schedule. Please use the Noncredit Course Search – Health Care Training option to view upcoming course schedules.

The 130 hours of training include:

  • Classroom lecture and skills practice
  • Home Health Aide Training
  • 4 hours of BLS of Healthcare Provider CPR Training
  • 34 hours of clinical experience

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass the Nurse Aide Training Reading and Math Placement test or provide documentation of a High School Diploma or GED

Program Prerequisites: 

Prerequisites must be completed and sent two weeks prior to start of class.
Bristol Community College
Center for Workforce & Community Education
Nurse Aide Training - Davol
777 Elsbree St.
Fall River, Ma 02720
Drop off forms to 2nd floor Room 229 at 1082 Davol St., Fall River
Or Fax: 508-730-3273 Attn: Nurse Aide Training Program 

Prerequisite Forms: 

Certificate of Physical Examination and Immunization(Physical Form)

  • Must have received a physical exam within the last year
  • Must provide documentation of Immunizations; including Tetnus, Varicella, MMR, Hepatitis B or declination form for Hepatitis B.

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Request

  • Must submit a C.O.R.I Application. A positive C.O.R.I may prevent students from completing the clinical requirement of the program

  • Must be done within the past 6 months
  • Must be negative

Hepatitis B Declination test form

  • You are required to fill out this form if you request not to receive the Hepatitis B Immunization Series

Consent for Drug/Alcohol Testing

  • Must be signed and dated

Nursing Aid Program Standards

  • Describes standards of the program, must be signed and dated.
  • You are required to fill out this form if you request not to receive the Hepatitis B Immunization Series

Nurse Aide Training Reading and Math Placement test 

  • Must submit a copy of High School Diploma or GED prior to or on first day of class.

Contact Information form

  • Must be able to pass the Nurse Aide Training Reading and Math Placement test or provide documentation of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Contact program coordinator at 508-678-2811 ext 2663 to set up time to take placement test.

Frequently Asked Questions/Important Information:

What will I need to have/ prepare for the first day of class?

  • You will need the required textbook. The textbook that will be used for this program is Lippincott's Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, Third Edition Pamela J. Carter ISBN: 978-1-60913-750-2.
  • All textbooks can be purchased from the Book Store in Fall River or New Bedford. 
  • You will need to read the first 3 chapters prior to class
  • Bring any remaining program forms/paperwork the first day of class with you
  • You will not need your uniforms the first weeks of class

What kind of uniforms can we wear, and where can I buy them?

  • Blue Scrubs- basic v neck scrubs

What types of shoes are acceptable?

  • White nursing shoes/ sneakers, no open backed shoes, no clogs

When are the Clinicals held?

  • Most clinical assignments are on the weekends toward the end of the program (occasionally, there are clinical assignments during the week)
  • If you choose the Saturday option, your clinical will be on Sunday
  • The Program Coordinator will inform you of the clinical dates as soon as available.
  • You will be required to attend a clinical orientation at the facility approximately one week before clinical begins; date is based on class schedule and facility availability

Are there any other items I am required to purchase?

  • Items that you are required to purchase are: The textbook, hospital blue scrubs and white shoes. Book can be purchase at the BCC bookstore
  • It is recommended to have a watch with a second hand, notebooks for class, a small pocket notebook for clinical

How do I apply for the State certification Exam to become a CNA?

  • BCC offers on site testing for the Red Cross State Certification exam. The cost of testing on site at BCC is $175.00, this cost includes the Red Cross testing fee and a review class to help you prepare for the state test.
  • The NAT program coordinator will provide with specific registration information and dates for the testing once classes begin.

Workforce Education Institute: CNA Training

State Approved Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide (NAT/HHA) Training Program Video

Contact Details


Nurse Aide Training Program
Workforce & Community Center
Phone: 508-678-2811 ext 2663
Location: Workforce & Community Center

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