Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Home Health Aide (HHA) Program

Course Description

PEAK Medical Academy offers a 100-hour CNA class and training program, which includes 75 hours of lecture, theory and lab practice. In addition to this, the course includes 21 hours of clinical experience at a long term care facility approved by the Massachusetts (MA) Department of Public Health. 

This course is designed to provide core knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality health care to patients in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, hospitals, and at home.

Instruction is provided by highly-qualified, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, with a wide range of experience in long-term care, hospital and community nursing settings. The Director of Education and all primary instructors are registered nurses meeting the qualifications necessary to teach the Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide(CNA/HHA) Curriculum. All our instructors (primary or substitute ), are compassionate, well-organized, healthcare professionals, approved by the Massachusetts (MA) Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as the Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Registry.

Training is provided through lectures, videos, games, role-playing, and laboratory practice, providing techniques and instruction in the basics of personal care, feeding, and how to safely move and position patients.

Each component of the course is rooted in the five principles of care:

i) Dignity

ii) Independence

iii) Communication

iv) Safety

v) Infection Control

NOTE: Any student who wishes to obtain a Home Health Aide Certificate, MUST either have a valid MA CNA License or will be required to complete an additional 15 hours (per DPH) at an additional cost. Please contact the School Director for more information.

What is the duration of this program ?

The course is a 4-week program and involves 3 weeks of classroom/lab practice and 1 week of clinical experience at a Long Term care Facility.

When are classes held?

Morning Classes: 8am – 2:30pm (Mon - Fri)

Evening Classes: Call for more Information

Weekend Classes: Call for more Information

Entrance Requirements 

To be eligible for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

i. MUST be 16 years of age or older.

ii. MUST have negative PPD reading or normal chest x-ray (cannot be older than one year at time of clinical rotation).

iii. MUST have a High School Diploma, GED equivalent, or 10th Grade reading, writing and English language comprehension.

iv. MUST score 100% on the pre-entrance exam.

v. Current CORI check provided by student at student’s expense, before taking part in clinical experience. 

Career Opportunities

The demand for qualified nursing assistants (CNAs) have never been higher, even in an environment of job shortages across America and worldwide. Last year nursing assistants (CNAs) held approximately 1.5 million jobs in the United States alone, and projections are that this career field will continue growing much faster than the average for all occupations over the next several years.

As the healthcare field becomes increasingly more complex and specialized, PEAK Medical Academy offers top-quality training to present our students with the education needed to enter a career with a constant supply of job opportunities beyond the traditional hospital settings.