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. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must pass a pre-entrance exam (a test of basic Math and English) with a
    score of 90 or above. The fee for the pre-entrance exam is $25. To register for a
    pre-entrance exam please visit To ensure
    your spot, please register in advance.
  • Government-issued picture ID must be brought with you on the date of your pre-
    entrance exam. 
  • You must pass a CORI check to be accepted into the program (Paperwork to be
    completed after passing the pre-entrance exam and at time of registration.).
  • 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 must be completed and returned one week prior to the course
    start date.

Entrance Exam, Registration and Fees

After passing the pre-entrance exam with a score of 90 percent or higher, each student will complete a registration form. The remainder of the course tuition, $825 + $30 for the book (non-refundable) is required to enroll. Payment must be made by MasterCard, Visa, cash or certified bank check. Personal checks are not accepted.

For current course offerings (Day/Evening), please call 781-756-4700 or check the website at

Please check the events page of the website for upcoming pre-entrance exam dates which correspond to specific course dates. Pre-entrance exam dates are posted monthly.

For more information on the Nursing Assistant Training Program or the pre-entrance exam, please contact Winchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living at 781-756-4700 or visit

The Nurse Aide Training program is coordinated by Winchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living located at 200 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801.

Winchester Hospital is a tobacco-free facility. There is no smoking anywhere on campus. This policy also applies to all satellite locations.


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DAISY Award for Nursing

At Winchester Hospital, we honor our nurses through the DAISY Award program, a nationally recognized award given to nurses for their professionalism and patient-centered care.