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Openings in Northern Essex Nurse Assistant Program

Submitted by on October 11, 2017 – 7:44 pm

Northern Essex Community College still has openings in its five-week, non-credit, nursing

NECC will offer a new nurse assistant/home health aide program in beginning October 30.

assistant/home health aide program that begins Monday, Oct. 30, and runs through Thursday, Dec. 7. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 20.

This full-time, program will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes classroom instruction and skills practice and clinical experience at a local, long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.

This is an opportunity to enter the in-demand, direct-care field which could serve as a gateway to other health care professions.

The program fee is $1,279 plus $86 fee for books and materials. For more information email Nancy Tariot at or

Classes will be held fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, Entry K.

The Department of Public Health has approved this 125-hour program that introduces fundamental nursing assistant skills and information. It prepares participants to take the Massachusetts state examination to become licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry. Participants who successfully complete the program will also receive a Home Health Aide certificate.

The program focuses on communication, safety and infection control procedures, and basic personal care skills for patients/residents in sub-acute, long-term care and in an individual’s home. Other topics include vital signs, documentation, and legal and regulatory practices.