Nurse Aide Training Program

Receive nurse aide training and prepare for the Massachusetts CNA exam at the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Hebrew SeniorLife offers a nurse aide training program based at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. If you are looking to reset your career and get started in health care, this may be the program for you! We are looking for individuals with a range of experiences but most importantly the dedication, empathy, and detail orientation that this level of caregiving requires.   

Unlike other nurse aide training programs, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s program ensures candidates are recruited into a job and selected for the training program at the same time and are paid to participate. Our grant-funded program is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, emphasizes basic nursing assistant skills, and prepares students to become a respected member of a healthcare team. 

Those who successfully complete the program are guaranteed a position at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (in Roslindale or Dedham), beginning with a two-week paid orientation period.

Earn While You Learn

Our five-week, full-time, and fully paid program combines classroom time, lab-skill training, and supervised time with patients.

Topics of the training include:

  • Effective communication
  • Professionalism
  • Working with patients who have dementia
  • Basic medical terminology

The program is facilitated by Hebrew Rehabilitation Center nurse educators and other trainers at our flagship location at 1200 Centre Street in Roslindale. Our training prepares you to take the Massachusetts certification exam, with the costs of the exam covered by Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. If you pass, you will be become a certified nursing assistant, opening up additional career opportunities. Passing the exam is not a condition of employment. 

This program is a great first step toward building a health care career – many Hebrew Rehabilitation Center CNAs go on to more senior roles including LPN, RN, and management positions through scholarship and educational programs provided by Hebrew SeniorLife.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Our next 5-week training session begins January 8th, 2024. The class runs Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, with some exceptions to be discussed during your interview. Full participation and completion of the training program is required. 

Employment Locations

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston
1200 Centre Street, Roslindale
Located next to the Arnold Arboretum, this is our headquarters and where the training will take place. This location is accessible by MBTA bus.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge
7000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham
Alternatively, after your training in Roslindale, you may be employed at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham. This suburban location is accessible by employee shuttle from MBTA’s Forest Hills train station. 

How to Learn More and Apply 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact us today at 617-971-5402 and or email us at

Ready to Apply?

Please start the process online here.

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