Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aide Training

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities NA/HHA Training Program in South Boston will be a Hybrid Program this Fall.  Intake, Registration and Testing will be done via Google Classroom and Zoom.  Skills and Clinical will be in-person. At this time we remain closed, but will begin the process of registering students shortly. Please keep checking the site for a start date announcement and new information.  If you completed an Intake/Registration pre-COVID, please contact Pamela Strattner via email only at **


Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides (NA/HHAs) are two of the fastest growing occupations. There are many job openings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, some hospitals, visiting nurse services or private care agencies available.

The health care sector provides flexible schedules to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Jobs may be part-time, days, evenings, nights, or weekends.

Being a Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aide can be the first step on a career ladder into higher paying jobs in the health care sector including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN).

What tasks do NAs generally perform? 
A Nurse Assistant is a person who assists individuals with health care needs, activities of daily living and provide bedside care—including basic nursing procedures—all under the supervision of a RN or LPN.

What tasks do HHAs generally perform? 
Home Health Aides provide routine, personal health care, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in patients' home.

What knowledge would I need? 
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing patient and personal services. This includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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