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Berkshire Health Systems/Berkshire Community College to Offer Nursing Assistant Program
Apr 4, 2011
PITTSFIELD - Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire Community College (BCC) will offer the following Certified Nursing Assistant Program in the summer semester. The class will be held at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center. Clinical will be completed at various Berkshire Health Systems Long Term Care facilities.

This ninety (90) hour state approved nursing assistant course is comprised of both classroom and clinical hours. Three examinations are given during the course. An average of 70% is acceptable for passing. There will be two final grades, one for the nursing assistant content which is a combined grade of both the mid-term and final exam and one for the home health aide content final exam. Quizzes will also be administered throughout the course to assist in determining student progress, however, these do not factor into the final grade. Assessment of clinical skills is on a Pass/Fail basis. Detailed information will be shared on the first night of class.

Classes for the course meet Monday through Friday, July 11 through August 5 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The fee is $400 plus a $70 book deposit. The book deposit is returned when the book is returned either at completion of or withdrawal from the course.

If you are interested in enrolling into this course, please call 413-395-7545. Someone will return your call to arrange for an interview. Interviews will take place on May 9 and 10. For more information, call BCC's Office of LifeLong Learning at 413-236-2127.

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