Nurse Assistant Training

Become a Nurse’s Aide

Winchester Hospital offers a nurse assistant training class that teaches patient care skills including personal care, infection control, safety, transfers and vital signs.

Students who pass the 75-hour state approved course receive a Nurse Aide Training Certificate. This certificate is required for the state certification exam to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

Requirements to participate in this class are:
  • You must understand, speak, read and write English at a minimum of a high school level. 
  • You must pass the pre-entrance exam (a test of basic math and basic English) with a minimum score of 90 percent. You cannot retake the exam. You must call to register for the pre-entrance exam.
  • A picture ID must be brought with you on the date of your pre-entrance exam. 
  • Documentation of a completed health form and negative tuberculosis (TB) test conducted within the past year. The health form will be given to you at registration and the completed form must be returned on the first day of class. 

Entrance Exam, Registration and Fees

After passing the entrance exam with a score of 90 percent or higher, each student will complete a registration form. Full payment of $650 for the course is required to register. Payment may be made by MasterCard, Visa, cash or certified bank check. Personal checks are not accepted.

We offer both a day program (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and an evening program (Monday-Thursday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and two Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information on the Nursing Assistant Training Program or to register for the pre-entrance exam, please contact The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4700.


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