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Things You'll Need

What you'll need for the first day of class: 

  • Required textbook: Lippincott's Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, Third Edition Pamela J. Carter ISBN: 978-1-4511-8768-7.
  • All textbooks can be purchased from the book store in Fall River or New Bedford.
  • You will need to read the first three chapters prior to class.
  • Bring any remaining program forms/paperwork with you the first day of class.
  • You will not need your uniforms the first week of class.

Uniform Information 

  • Cell Blue Scrubs- basic v neck scrubs
  • Acceptable shoes are white nursing shoes/sneakers, no open backed shoes or clogs.

Clinical Information 

  • Most clinical assignments are on the weekends toward the end of the program. Weekday daytime classes generally have clinical assignments during the week.
  • The Program Coordinator will inform you of the clinical dates as soon as available.
  • You will be required to attend a clinical orientation at the facility approximately one week before clinical begins; date is based on class schedule and facility availability.

Additional Items 

  • Required: Textbook, hospital blue scrubs, and white shoes.
  • Recommendations: A watch with a second hand, notebooks for class, a small pocket notebook for clinical

Applying for State CNA Certification Exam 

  • BCC offers on site testing for the Red Cross State Certification exam. The cost of testing on site at BCC is $175 and includes the Red Cross testing fee and a review class to help you prepare for the state test.
  • The NAT program coordinator will provide with specific registration information and dates for the testing once classes begin.

Contact Information

Contact Details

Nurse Aide Training Program
Workforce & Community Center, 1082 Davol St, Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2663
Location: Workforce & Community Center

Event Calendar

Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Fall River (4/28/2017)


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Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-New Bedford-Saturday, April 29, 2017-14783-Room NH402 (4/29/2017)


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Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Attleboro Career Center Visits (5/1/2017)


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Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

UMASS Dartmouth Transfer Walk-Ins (5/2/2017)


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