CNA Training in Massachusetts

The American Red Cross offers CNA training in Massachusetts so that you can begin your career in the medical industry. With an emphasis on academics and hands-on skills training, our classes can help you not only prepare for your state CNA certification exam, but help you achieve your dream of working in healthcare. All classes are taught in person by caring, knowledgeable professionals who can help you learn critical concepts and gain confidence in your work.

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Massachusetts CNA classes from the American Red Cross are designed as small, daytime courses – which makes it possible to get personalized attention as you learn under the tutelage of licensed instructors with professional nursing experience. After completing your classroom training, you'll gain hands-on experience by working directly with patients in a healthcare facility during your clinical rotations. All rotations are supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is also licensed by the state as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor, who can give you the guidance you need to succeed.

Our CNA training in Massachusetts focuses on helping you develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare environments. By doing so, you can build a foundation of knowledge and good habits before specializing or continuing with additional training. Currently, our Massachusetts CNA classes include instruction in CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, delivering care and other important skills. In addition, our instructors can help you gracefully transition from student to employee – and help you understand what it takes to become a valuable member of any team.

At the Red Cross, our Massachusetts CNA training program can prepare you to become a certified nursing assistant. In this role, you'll help fill the gap between patients and nurses, and provide quality-of-life care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care and hospice facilities, and in residential settings. You'll gather important information about patients' conditions, and relay this information to your supervisor so that your patients can hey the care they need.

In order to become a licensed certified nursing assistant, you must receive fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to registering for Massachusetts CNA training classes with the American Red Cross. In addition, you must pass written and skills exams after your coursework is complete. In some cases these exams, as well as practice exams, may be taken at your local Red Cross CNA test facility. Find a facility in your area for more information on the tests and training opportunities available.

In Massachusetts, CNA certification classes are available from the Red Cross throughout the year. All of our classes are held during daytime hours and in areas that are convenient to public transportation. Classes take four to eight weeks to complete – and will prepare you to take your state's certification exam. Once you've received a passing score on the exam, you can work as a Certified Nurse Assistant in a wide range of medical facilities.

CNA classes in Massachusetts take four to eight weeks to complete, and are available throughout the year. Before enrolling in our training program, you must meet certain criteria, submit a completed online form, and attend a local information session. Once you've been accepted into the program, you can officially enroll in the Red Cross CNA program.

The Red Cross not only has more than 100 years of experience in training individuals for work in the nursing industry, it also has one of the best CNA training programs in the country.* Designed to deliver the latest information and help you develop the skills you'll use every day, our Massachusetts CNA classes combine in-class instruction with hands-on experience, and gives you access to caring, knowledgeable instructors who are at the forefront of their professions. *Based on % of our students passing State exam.