Nurse Aide Training (eH) only

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Nurse Aide Training

Credits required 6


Patricia Dent 

Program contact


Program Code: NU

Program Goal Statement

This program prepares students for employment opportunities in nursing homes, home care and hospitals.  Nurse Aide education teaches basic nursing skills through classroom lectures and practice of skills in a fully equipped nursing arts laboratory.  Clinic placements are in a variety of health care settings. 

Program Information

  • Clinical experiences are scheduled days, evenings, and weekends following successful completion of the lecture and laboratory components.
  • This course prepares students for employment in nursing homes, home care agencies and hospitals.
  • Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to sit for the certification exam provided by the Department of Public Health in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

HLT 112Nurse Aide Training

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

HLT 112

Essential Functions 

  • The Nurse Aide Training Certificate program essential functions include certain cognitive, physical and behavioral abilities which are necessary to perform the duties of a nurse aide.  In order to meet the course requirements, students must possess the following basic abilities.
  • Cognitive ability sufficient to learn and use the body of knowledge necessary to meet the program curriculum requirements and attain career entry status in the profession.
  • Physical ability, sufficient mobility, and motor coordination to safely perform all activities associated with the requirements of a nurse aide.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to read all appropriate instructions and varied tasks.
  • Hearing ability sufficient to respond to messages and requests from supervisors and staff.
  • Communication skills sufficient to allow for communication with instructors, patients, and staff.
  • Emotional stability sufficient to interact professionally with instructors, patients and staff, respect confidentiality, use reasonable judgment and accept responsibility for their actions.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or a state-approved high school equivalency credential required. 

Requirements Upon Admission

  • Accepted applicants must have a physical examination, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox) immunizations, or titres (blood tests to prove immunity).  A TB test is required.  Health insurance and professional liability insurance are required.  Additional laboratory tests, including drug screening and CORI/SORI checks are required by clinical agencies.
  • Upon admission to the program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.  These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience.  Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement.  The College is authorized by the Commonwealth's Department of Criminal Justice to access CORI records.  Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

    For more information regarding the College's CORI/SORI check process, please contact the Human Resource Department at (508) 678-2811, ext. 2194.

  • Students must have current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers).

Grade Requirements

  • A "C" or better is required in HLT 112.


Additional Costs

  • Students accepted into the program are responsible for associated costs such as liability insurance and practicum costs including travel.  Transportation to the practicum sites is the students responsibility.  Students should be prepared to travel an hour or more from campus.

After BCC

  • The graduate is qualified to apply for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, home care, and various other health care settings. This program will provide the student with experiences in health care to encourage upward mobility.

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