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Boston’s premier provider of Certified Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide training. Get the skills you need for certification and employment in today’s healthcare industry.

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Monday 8:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 – 5:00
Thursday 8:00 – 5:00
Friday 8:00 – 5:00


275 W Broadway  |  Boston, MA 02127

Why CNA Training Boston?

Certified Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aide Training


Our instructors will not only make certain you get certified, but get hired for job in today’s health care industry.


Students will receive two certifications: Nurse Assistant as well as Home Health Aide.


Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aides are two of the fastest growing occupations in Massachusetts.


The health care sector provides flexible schedules to meet your needs and the needs of your family.


All across Massachusetts, there are many job openings in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and visiting nurse services. Being a Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide can be the first step on a career ladder to higher paying jobs in the health care sector including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN).

Why is this job so important?2018-06-27T01:07:14+00:00

As CNA’s and HHA’s, you will be entrusted with the immense responsibility of caring for families’ most vulnerable loved ones. It is imperative that you provide patients with the same level of professionalism, comfort, safety, and emotional care that you would expect for a member of your own family.

What tasks do Nurse Assistants generally perform?2018-06-27T01:08:23+00:00

A Nurse Assistant is a person who assists individuals with health care needs, activities of daily living and provide bedside care—including basic nursing procedures—all under the supervision of an RN or LPN.

What tasks do Home Health Aides generally perform?2018-06-27T01:08:42+00:00

Home Health Aides provide routine, personal health care, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in patients’ home.


Participants receive both a Nurse Assistant Certificate as well as a Home Health Aide Certificate. These certifications are required in order to take the Massachusetts State Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. Many nursing assistants require certification for employment.


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a CORI check
  • Be fluent in reading, writing, and understanding English

  • Provide results of a TB test taken within the year and written documentation from their medical provider confirming they are physically fit

Applicants DO NOT need to

  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalency

  • Any previous experience in health care

Day Program

  • 4 Weeks of Classes
  • 4 Days a Week (Tue – Fri)
  • 17 days of Classroom Instruction (9:00AM – 4:00PM)

  • 3 days of Clinical Classes in a long-term care facility (7:30AM – 3:30PM)

Upcoming Classes

Evening Program

  • 8 Weeks of Classes

  • 3 Nights a Week (Tue – Thur)

  • 24 days of Classroom Instruction (5:30PM – 9:00PM)

  • 3 days of Clinical Classes in a long-term care facility (Saturdays 7:30AM – 3:30PM)

Upcoming Classes


Classroom Facility: All classes are held at 275 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127. Use rear entrance. Parking is available.

Clinical Facility: Clinical instruction is held at The Bostonian Nursing Care & Rehab Center, 337 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122.

Step 1

Book Intake Meeting


Interested applicants must book an intake meeting with one of our trained instructors. Applicants must:

  • Bring ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport)
  • Know the last 6 digits of your Social Security #
  • Take brief entrance exam in basic math/English
  • Review and sign consent form for Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.
  • Review and sign form stating ability to push/pull 50 lbs

Step 2

Get Clearance


During the Intake Meeting, applicants will receive a medical clearance form. Applicants must:

  • Bring Medical Clearance Form to your doctor or clinician to review and sign, declaring you are physically fit and can perform the duties of a nurse assistant/home health aide
  • Request a copy of TB results (taken within the last year) from your health care provider

Step 3

Book Enrollment Meeting


After processing (~one week), you may be invited to an enrollment meeting. Applicants must:

  • Review and sign the CNA/HHA Student Handbook
  • Complete an Enrollment Agreement
  • Pay the $400 tuition deposit to officially reserve your seat in a particular class
  • Submit your Medical Clearance paperwork and a copy of your recent TB test


Students are able to pay in full, or in 3 installments. Tuition must be paid in full before final exams can be taken. The installment payment schedule is as follows:

Payment 1, $400 Deposit

  • Due at Enrollment Meeting to officially reserve a seat in a particular class.

Payment 2, $300

  • Day Class: Due 1st Friday of the training period
  • Evening Class: Due 2nd Thursday of the training period

Payment 3, $300

  • Day Class: Due 3rd Friday of the training period
  • Evening Class: Due 4th Thursday of the training period

Need Financial Aid?

Full and partial scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Ask our staff at your initial Intake Meeting about scholarship opportunities.

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