Health, Safety & Wellness
Health, Safety & Wellness Courses
English for Speakers of Other Languages for Nursing Assistants-NEW!
This DPH approved 14-week program introduces you to the fundamental nursing assistant, career readiness, and English language proficiency skills to prepare for the state (MA) examination to become a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant/Certified Nurse Aide) to be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry and also become a Home Health Aide. These contextualized courses are for English language learners who enroll in the CNA Healthcare Pathway. Students will improve their English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, while preparing to enter CNA training. The curriculum will incorporate the ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards) for English language, healthcare vocabulary and common phrases used in hospitals and acute care settings, along with standard conversational content. Emphasis is placed upon 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 dementia care, vital signs, documentation and the legal and regulatory practices. This full-time, daytime program is held at the Lawrence campus and includes classroom instruction, skills practice and clinical experience at a local long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse and CPR instruction. It is a great option to enter the in-demand direct care field and can also serve as a gateway to other health care professions. The program is funded by the TRAIN grant and is free to students, based on availability (includes MA State American Red Cross testing, books, supplies, uniforms, support services, CORI/SORI fees and more).
Student Requirements Prior to Admission:
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid photo ID
- Literacy Assessment
- CORI/SORI background check
- Physical examination
- Immunization Records
*Students who successfully complete this program and pass the Massachusetts CNA exam may also earn 6 credits as the equivalent of HES 112 applicable towards the NECC Health Care Technician Certificate Program.
For more information:
Phone: Kizzy Borbon, 978-655-5846
Email: Kizzy Borbon at email@example.com
Health Care Provider CPR
Intended for the healthcare provider who cares for patients in a variety of settings, this course teaches CPR for victims of all ages. Topics include ventilation with a barrier device, bag-mask device, oxygen, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Includes the adult signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and choking. Students are encouraged to register early, obtain their books from our office one week prior to class start, and become familiar with the contents prior to the start of class.
Lunch on your own.
Book and training shield included in materials fee and available in the classroom!
Instructor(s): Experienced providers of CPR instruction in a variety of settings
Course Information: (Select One)
Additional Health Care Provider CPR courses for the late spring/summer time frame will be available. Please contact Dianne Lahaye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-556-3065.
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