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Certified Nurse Aide and CPR Certificate Program

ZALL-029 Nurse Aide and CPR Certificate Program (104 hours)
Fee:$1,295 includes required textbooks, liability insurance, scrubs, and fee for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Exam. For more Information, please call the Workforce Development Office (413) 755-4225 or email

  • Certified Nurse Aide Certificate
  • CPR Certification
Fall Evening Program
Section C01
Monday-Friday, 4:00 pm-8:30 pm
Class and lab Work Sept. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Oct. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, NO CLASS October 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
Clinical Affiliation Tentative Affiliation Dates: Clinical Sessions are held during the day and times vary depending on the affiliated medical facility
CPR Instruction October 2


Attendance is Mandatory - as the state requires a very specific amount of hours in the classroom and clinical setting to be eligible to take the CNA exam. Failure to meet attendance requirements will result in withdrawal from the course.

Module Description

Nurse Aide & CPR Certificate

This training program will provide you with entry-level job skills that will allow you to enter the health care field and prepare for the state board examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and receive your certification in CPR. This course is taught by Alyson Ogera-McNamara, RN, & Anne Mistivar, RN who is also a Professor at STCC in the Nursing Program.

This program is approved by the MA Division of Health Care Quality (Approval #91212P0512).

Major topics will include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Care Basics
  • Infection Control
  • Bed Making
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Bed Bath and Feeding
  • Promoting Residents’ Independence and Respecting Residents’ Rights
  • Record keeping
  • Vital Signs
  • CPR
  • Moving and Turning Patients
  • Certification Exam Review

CNA Prerequisites

  1. At least 18 years of age within 3 weeks of the class start date.
  2. Satisfactory report on a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)/Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check to be conducted by the College. Students MUST come the office with a current photo ID to complete this paperwork.
    • This must be completed during the enrollment process. Any student who does not meet this requirements at least 14 days prior to scheduled start date will be removed from the class roster.
  3. Students enrolled in the non-credit healthcare programs (CNA, EMT, Phlebotomy) are required to submit vaccination records:
    • Tdap within 10 years
    • Immunity to measles (two live vaccine doses or positive titer results)
    • Immunity to mumps (two live vaccine doses or positive titer results)
    • Immunity to rubella (two live vaccine doses or positive titer results)
    • Immunity to hepatitis B (three vaccine doses and positive titer results)
      • Dose 1 done at 0 months
      • Dose 2 done at 1 month
      • Dose 3 done at 6 months
      • If a titer is drawn, a copy of lab report is required
    • Immunity to varicella (two doses of varicella vaccine or positive titer results)
    • Influenza vaccination: recommended for all students and required by some clinical affiliation sites during influenza season.
    • Tuberculosis screening: Students must receive either two-step Mantoux testing (PPD) or IGRA-serology (T-Spot or Quantiferon Gold).
    • If the student has a positive PPD or IGRA screening, a chest x-ray must be obtained and the chest x-ray report must be submitted with a Positive Tuberculosis Test Questionnaire.
    • Physical Exam: The STCC Student Physical Exam Attestation form provided to the student, specific to their program, is the only acceptable physical exam form. Physical exams must be within one year of the start of the program.
    • Students must submit a Student Health History Form, Authorization to Release Information to Externship Sites Form, Technical Standards Acknowledgement Sheet, Background and Drug Screen Policy Acknowledgement Form and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) form to Health Services PRIOR to the first class.
  4. A physical exam is required from each student enrolled in a health field, Early Childhood Education, or who participates in athletics. Students must have had a physical exam within the last year, prior to the start of classes.
    • If a student does not have a medical provider for this physical exam, they can obtain an exam from STCC Health Services for a cost of $ 50.00. (Please contact 755-4230 to make arrangements)

Health History Forms and Requirements

Follow this link for the necessary health forms for this program: Certified Nursing Assistant Program/CNA-Plus

Suggested Enrollment Process

With the requirements listed above, students can enroll online BUT MUST come to STCC Building 15, Garvey Hall Room 104 with other information immediately!

To Enroll Online:

  1. Click: On Line Registration
  2. Type in ‘Nurse’ and hit 'Submit'
  3. Carefully select your course.
  4. Follow the Enrollment and Payment directions. Include your email address and your Enrollment Confirmation and Receipt will be emailed to you.
  5. Come to campus as soon as possible for CORI and Medical Clearance information. (see below)

To Enroll in Person:

STCC Building 16, Garvey Hall Room 146

  1. Bring a photo ID, (for CORI/SORI)
  2. Bring any of the required medical paperwork you may have already have on hand, (to start the Medical Clearance process.)
  3. Enroll in the course, Pay for the course,
  4. Take the Career 101 test, (if available)
  5. Make sure that you fulfill ALL of the medical clearance requirements with your physician. Make copies of this information and mail or hand deliver the results as soon as possible to STCC, Workforce Development 15/104 One Armory Square, Springfield, MA, 01102.
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