Nurse Aide Training


Community Action Inc.’s Nurse Aide Training Program is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) approved training program and is licensed by the MA Office of Professional Licensure, Division of Occupational School Education. Since its beginning in 1993, the program has graduated over 700 students. This program is a vocational and skills training program leading to employment as a Certified Nurse Aide.


About the CAI Nurse Aide Training Program

Classes Now at NECC Riverwalk Campus in Lawrence

We are partnering with Northern Essex Community College's Center for Corporate and Community Education to provide our Nurse Aide Training classes at the NECC River Walk Campus in Lawrence, MA.

Program Details:

This 6-week 150-hour daytime program prepares students to take the state licensing test to become a Certified Nurse Aide and includes:

  • Theory
  • Clinical skills
  • Clinical practice at a Long Term Care Facility under the supervision of an RN.
  • The program also provides Home Health Aide training and certification.

Tuition and Fees:

  • Tuition: $1,330
  • Registration Fee: $35
  • CORI Fee: $25
  • Lab Fee: $35
  • Books: $75

Total Cost = $1,500


  • Participants must be 18+ years old
  • Clean CORI
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Recent negative TB test


Northern Essex Community College

Riverwalk Campus

360 Merrimack Street

Lawrence, MA

To Apply:

Please contact John Cuneo, 978-373-1971 x223

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Office Hours

Education and Training office hours are:

Monday – Thursday
8:30am - 3:00pm

staff available by appointment at other times.

Contact Education

145 Essex St.
Haverhill, MA 01832


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