NECC Honors Nursing Assistant Graduates
In a recent ceremony, Northern Essex Community College celebrated the graduation of seven area residents from its noncredit nurse assistant/home health aide program. The graduates, all of whom received home health aide certificates of completion, will now be eligible to take the Massachusetts state examination to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs).
During the ceremony, instructors presented each student with a certificate as well as a Nurse’s Aide emblem pin. A brunch, organized by faculty, staff, and students, followed the main proceedings.
The latest class of graduates includes Shanell DeLaRosa of Methuen, Alexandra Eldridge of Methuen, Ingrid Fajardo Lugo of Lowell, Alison Furrier of Topsfield, Ashley Rivera of Lawrence, Sarah Smith of Billerica, and Amada Tejada De Sosa of Lawrence.
NECC’s noncredit nurse assistant/home health aide training program, designed to prepare participants for the Massachusetts state CNA examination, includes classroom instruction, practice, and clinical experience at long-term care facilities. Classes are offered on a five-week basis.
The next program session, which will be offered in Lawrence on weekday evenings, will begin in October. For more information, please contact Sandra Zappala, program manager, at 978-556-3700.