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CCCC Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (CNA/HHA) Program Gains Full State Recertification

Earns High Praise: A Perfect Score!
NO Deficiencies Found in ANY Area of the Review

After an exhaustive review of all aspects of Cape Cod Community College’s Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (CNA/HHA) Program, the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health (DPH) Division of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification has again recertified the program, and has done so with high praise for having found no deficiencies of any kind during the process. This Certification is for the full two-year period, the longest time possible under state regulations.

Medical Assistant studentsCCCC President John Cox praised the program faculty and staff, noting that such a review with no findings was clear evidence of the program’s outstanding quality and value to its students. “Our students can be assured that they are receiving the best possible education and training, and their employers can be equally assured that our graduates are prepared for a career,” he stated, adding that it would only get better with the significant renovation and expansion of the Allied Health and Nursing Teaching Lab to be completed this summer.

Program Coordinator Pauline Philie, RN, MSN expressed sincere thanks to the many people at the College who had worked very hard to prepare for this on-site review of the program. This review included thoroughly inspecting all program documents, historical data from past program inspections, interviews with staff, and a walking tour of the College’s Nursing and Allied Health Lab area. Philie added, “The inspector was particularly impressed with all of the work that had been done to prepare for this day.”

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Susan Miller, RN, MSN, Ed.D. noted that program certification is critical to the College’s students.

“Program certification by the state assures employers that our graduates are fully competent and can be extremely important in a number of health care settings including the hospital, assisted living centers, nursing, homes and in-home care itself,” she explained. “For example, our graduates are highly sought after by Cape Cod Healthcare because of their excellent training in the hospital-like setting of our very sophisticated Nursing and Allied Health Lab,” she concluded.

Enrollment in the program is on-going. Individuals interested in exploring certified nursing assistant/nurse aide as an entry point into the health care industry should contact Program Coordinator Pauline Philie: 774.330.4489