Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Training Program

Nursing Assistant (formerly CNA) / Home Health Aide training is a 120 hour course conducted over five weeks that includes classroom, lab and hands-on experience in a local nursing home. Your nursing home experience is fully supervised by licensed nursing professionals. Our Nursing Assistant program and instructors are also approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The school is licensed by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure.

This program prepares you for the Massachusetts CNA State Exam that is given in our classrooms.

Students will test for the CPR Certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).

Career opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) / Home Health Aides include, but are not limited to, working in a hospital, nursing home, private residence, or doctor’s office.

Classes are scheduled monthly. All classroom training and testing is done at LifeStream’s Employment & Training facility at 174 Union St., New Bedford.

Please call Cheryl at 508-991-4503 extension 5013 for more information.

Medication Administration Program (MAP)

The MAP program ensures that candidates seeking to be MAP certified staff are prepared to safely administer medications as regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

This training is available only to employees of agencies providing services to disabled individuals.

For more information on this program, contact Nancy Pimental at or call 508-991-4503 ext. 5010.

Parking Instructions for 174 Union Street:

Metered parking is available around the building. Free parking is as follows:

Continue on Acushnet Avenue past the Zeiterion Garage and take that immediate right onto School Street and a quick left into the parking lot labeled for Union Square Tenants, behind the Lounge Building. Please bring your car plate number to the office to secure parking and avoid a ticket.

 Please do not park in the DeMello International Center/Santander Bank lot, as your car will be towed. Thank you!

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann