Certified Nurse Assistant Plus Program starts in January
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Seats are still available the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Plus Program, which begins Jan. 7 at Springfield Technical Community College.
Classes are held four days a week, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The seven-week, 140-hour program takes place between Jan. 7 and Feb. 22.
Students who complete the program will receive their nurse aide and CPR certificate. The training prepares students to take the state board exam to become a certified nurse aide.
Students learn to care for residents in long-term care facilities and will practice the following skills: personal patient care, patient rights, lifting and turning patients, safety, infection control, bed, bath and feeding, vital signs, record keeping, mental health care of residents and stress management.
This course is taught by Alyson Ogera-McNamara who has over 20 years’ experience in the nursing field. This program is approved by the state Division of Health Care Quality.
In addition to CNA training, students will receive Home Health Aide training and learn about Alzheimer’s and related neurological disorders.