GREAT BARRINGTON – Porchlight VNA/Home Care President & CEO Holly Chaffee announced today that Porchlight’s state-approved Nursing Assistant Program will begin its spring course schedule on May 28 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Great Barrington, 148 Maple Avenue.
Upon successful completion of program requirements, students are eligible to take the state’s Competency Examination to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
“This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals considering a future in the growing health care field,” said Chaffee. “We encourage anyone interested in a career as a nursing aide consider this chance to begin a truly rewarding journey.”
The program provides 45 hours of classroom and skills lab instructions and 45 hours of clinical practicum (90 hours total). Classroom training consists of lectures, group activities and class discussion. The skills labs provide an opportunity for students to learn, practice and demonstrate nursing assistant skills. Clinical practice is held at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Great Barrington. During the course of the program there are three exams administered along with a final exam. In addition, a home health aide final exam will be administered at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are eligible to take the state’s Competency Examination.
All classroom and clinical classes will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday-Thursday, May 28-May 30; Monday-Friday, June 3-June 7; Monday-Friday, June 10-14; and Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18 and 19.
Tuition for the course is $500. There is a $20 application fee. Supply costs are $50 for supplies that will be refunded upon the completion of the program.
For more information and to setup an interview, contact Porchlight Home Care by phone at 413-243-1122, by email at PorchlightCNA@porchlighthomecare.org, log onto porchlighthomecare.org, or in person at Porchlight Home Care, 21 High Street, Lee.
Porchlight Home Care, formerly Berkshire Home Care, brings the best in short and long-term care to your home, with nurses and therapists that are dedicated, friendly and compassionate. Our approach is catered to your individual needs, now matter how big or small. We offer an affordable alternative to nursing home care and make it possible for you to remain safe and independent in the comfort of your own home.