Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program

A course designed to teach basic nursing skills and beginning interpersonal relationship techniques to entry-level students. This course is recommended for students planning to continue their education into the Nursing Program.

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Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to provide basic nursing care to patients of all ages under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse within the following settings:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care

This course meets Federal and State guidelines for nursing assistant and home health aide training.

  • Day courses meet 3 mornings a week for 15 weeks.
  • Evening courses meet 3 evenings a week for 15 weeks.
  • Supervised clinical practice in nursing home and hospital settings.
  • CPR and First Aid certificate course included.
  • 7 college credits

Classes are held at Cape Cod Community College. Payment Plan is available.

Entrance requirements include:

Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (CNA117PDF document) 6 credits

Standard First Aide and Basic Life Support (HEA130PDF document) 1 credit


Note: If you are considering the Tri-Level Nurse Asst. course you will need to make arrangements for your physical exam and start the following immunizations: (Hep B immunizations are given in 3 doses over the course of 6 months. It is imperative that you start this and all immunizations now.)

A Physical within the last 12 months is required (Your physician's office is required to complete the paperwork provided upon acceptance to the CNA program.)

  1. Hep B: Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine. The pediatric two dose Hep B series is acceptable upon proper and clear documentation of the type of dose, and dates given.
  2. MMR: Two doses of live measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. These doses must be given at least four weeks apart beginning at or after twelve months of age.

    Proof of Immunity Satisfies Requirement: In the case of Hepatitis B and Measles, Mumps and Rubella, the student provides laboratory evidence of immunity. (Blood Titre)
  3. Varicella (chickenpox): Two doses of live varicella vaccine. These two doses must be given at least four weeks apart beginning at or after twelve months of age, or the student provides laboratory evidence of immunity to chickenpox.

    * Only two doses of live varicella vaccines or laboratory evidence (titre) of immunity is acceptable for health science students.
  4. Tdap:a single dose of Tetanus w/Pertussis (Tdap) within the last ten years.

Failure to provide the immunization documentation will prevent you from taking the CNA course.

Tuition/Course cost:

For additional information concerning the Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program:

Pauline Philie
Program Coordinator

Kate Denver
Administrative Assistant