354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 354 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA

nursing assistant program

The NDEC-L Nursing Assistant Program provides supportive, high quality education for compassionate caregivers to train for employment as nursing assistants and to pass the state certification exam.  Our curriculum also includes Home Health Aide training. Students experience a blend of classroom instruction and skills practice, clinical experience, CPR/First Aid training, development of general employment and academic skills, and connection to local health care employers.  Our program is subsidized by grants and donations by local foundations and individuals, so that the cost to students remains relatively low. 

Instructor: Cynthia Jean-Pierre, LPN
Non-refundable Fees: $100 application fee + $40 CORI Fee
Course Fee: $650 (includes non-refundable costs)
Program Coordinator: Emilia Hernandez
Phone: 978-682-6441 ext. 12
Email: [email protected]

Photo ID, age 18+
High level of English proficiency
Clear CORI report
Physical exam report indicating ability to meet job requirements
Proof of flu and covid vaccination,
Proof of negative TB test
Proof of health insurance coverage

All fees must be paid in advance of the course start date. * Course dates are subject to change. Following completion of the course, the Prometric Certification test is required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Fee for that exam is $110.00, due at end of class.   See flyer below for more information.


NAP Web Flyer (pdf)

Class 2058
March 2020 Graduates

Class 2058

Nursing Instructor Sheila Doyle RN, Anabel DePena, Jaqueline Gonzalez, Saribel Melendez & Nursing Instructor Linda Parkhurst RN

Carmen Ozoria & Tarsis Castro

Class 2057
March 2020 Graduates (delayed to 2021 Due to Covid)

Class 2057

Laurence Lafond, Allison J Rivera, Alexi Colon & Luis Ayala

Nursing Instructor Linda Parkhurst RN & Sheila Doyle RN
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