The nursing assistant classes that are currently active in Pittsfield, Massachusetts are shown here. These are the courses that are approved for enrollment by the MA Health and Human Services Dept. If you know of other authorized listings available in the city, please contact us so we can add them here.
American Red Cross Training
480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
You must pass the license exams to be able to work full time as a nursing assistant. But before you can do that, you must first complete a training program. There are also several requirements that need to be done before you can enroll in the program. You should make sure that the program you are planning to enroll in is approved by the state.
Only nurse aides whose names are on the Registry will be allowed to work as a nursing assistant in a healthcare facility in Massachusetts. One way of getting your name on the Registry is to complete a training program, with 100 hours of training, and then pass all the exams in the license exams. Those who have trained in a nurse aide program are not the only ones who are able to apply for the license exams. You can call the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Testing Office at (781) 979-4010 to speak with a representative about scheduling an exam and receiving the necessary application forms.
Nurses that have trained from other countries may also be able to do so. Before they are able to take the exams, they will need to get an Authorization to Test from the Registry. U.S. nursing students may also apply if they wish to pursue this type of career. Massachusetts is very open when it comes to those who are certified in other U.S states by allowing them to apply for reciprocity. When they apply, they will need to show their certification or license. If their state no longer issues them, their name should at least be on their Registry. The applicants will also be required to have a good standing with their state. Call Myrtho Vernet-McGuffie at (617) 753-8142 to learn more about current requirements.You can speak to someone about registry renewal by calling (617) 753-8144.
Pittsfield is the county seat of Berkshire County. It is also considered to be the largest city in the entire county. The city of Pittsfield is a part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 44,737 people. They have a population density of 1,057.6/sq mile. The total area of the city is approximately 42.3 sq miles, where only 1.6 square miles of it is water.
Health care providers that are located in the city include Women’s Healthcare Associates, Berkshire Health Systems, Mental Health Substance Abuse Services of The Berkshires, Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center – Radiology, Berkshire Mental Health Center, Venereal Disease Clinic, Molari Employment & Health Care, and Kidney Disease & Hypertension Center.