Nurse Assistant Training

Become a Nurse Aide

And begin a career in healthcare.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nurse Aide Training Program is on hold indefinitely. To be notified when the program resumes, please email Rachel Rader with your full name and email address.

Do you enjoy working with people who rely on you?  Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Are you looking for a rewarding and sustainable career? Winchester Hospital can help you begin a healthcare career as a Nurse Aide with our 75 hour Nurse Aide Training Program. 

The day-time course offers intense, short-term training allowing students to finish in less than three weeks, including classroom and clinical time.

Nurse Aide positions are available in a variety of healthcare facilities and the job growth prospects are solid. In Massachusetts, this job is expected to grow 17% through 2022 (according to Mass Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

Upon completion of our Nurse Aide Training course, you will be eligible to sit for the state’s certified nursing assistant (CNA) exam, given by the American Red Cross. 

What will I learn in this program? 

A nurse aide serves a vital role on the healthcare team by performing hands-on patient care and routine tasks for individuals of various ages and health conditions. Some of these tasks include:

  • Assisting patients with daily activities
  • Maintaining patient hygiene
  • Transporting patients
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Maintaining a clean, safe environment
  • Monitoring the safety and comfort of patients

In Winchester Hospital’s small, day-time courses, students receive personalized attention from licensed instructors with professional nursing experience.

Total Investment: $880

Tuition Fee $850
Book: $30
Pre-entrance exam fee $25 (credited at time of registration)
Total due at time of registration: $855

The first step is to register for the pre-entrance exam and pay the exam fee of $25. Pre-entrance exam dates are posted monthly at and correspond to specific course dates.  The $25 fee is non-refundable.

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 ($855) is due at the time of registration. Payment must be made by MasterCard, Visa, cash or certified bank check.  Personal checks are not accepted.

Program Requirements:

To participate in the Nurse Aid Training Program, you must:

  • Understand, speak, read and write English at a minimum of a high\school level. 
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • 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.
  • Bring a government-issued picture ID with you on the date of your pre-entrance exam. 
  • Pass a CORI check. (Paperwork will be completed after passing the pre-entrance exam and at time of registration.).
  • Complete a  health form and provide documentation of a flu shot and negative tuberculosis (TB) test conducted within the past year.  All immunizations and vaccinations must be up to date. The health form will be given to you at registration and must be completed by a physician and returned one week prior to the course start date.
  • Textbooks will be distributed on the first day of class.

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

This school is licensed by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure.

Careers at Winchester Hospital

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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.