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Healthcare skills and training are always in demand, and as a nurse aide, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for employment in a variety of settings with patients to care for and attend to. You’ll maintain patient hygiene, support doctors and nurses, and assist in patient charting. You can work in home health care, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and more under the supervision of a nurse.

As a Home Health Aide, you’ll work directly with patients in their homes, helping with their day-to-day living and providing quality healthcare and compassion. You’ll care for patients and assist with their needs, including bathing, exercises, meal preparation, mediation reminders, and more. Many people require Home Health Aides and personalized care, like those with disabilities, the elderly, and patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses. Home Health Aides work for hospice agencies, private homes and home health organizations.

Excel Training Institute offers a 75-hour Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Hyrbid training program for individuals looking to enter or further their healthcare careers. Our Nurse Aide Training program provides quality online, lab and clinical setting training to our students.  Upon satisfactory completion of our course, our students qualify to take the Massachusetts State Competency Test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

You’ll be trained by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses with extensive experience in both clinical and educational healthcare settings, short and long-term care, home care, and residential healthcare settings. Our staff takes pride in utilizing a team approach in education delivery and assisting students to achieve their educational goals.

Excel Training Institute’s course will introduce the necessary student learning competencies required by the state of Massachusetts and prepare students for taking the Nurse Aide State Competency Exam.   In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for Home Health Aide Training.  To ensure personalized instruction, we keep our class sizes small.  Each Registered Nurse Instructor will never have more than 10 students assigned in the clinical setting.

The Nursing Aide / Home Health Aide Hybrid course is comprised of two components:

  1. Online Study Component: For the first 2 weeks of this course done at your own flexible schedule, totaling 40 hours.
  2. In-Person: 3rd (final) week where you do 3 days in our skills laboratory and 2 days of Clinical Externship Rotation, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
  3. Clinical laboratory: Hands-on demonstrations are the central focus of learning. Quizzes and skill proficiencies.
  4. Clinical experience: Students are placed in facilities and work directly with residents under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Through both components of our Nurse Aide Training course, you’ll get the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to work as a Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide in Massachusetts. It’s our goal to develop a qualified, compassionate, and dependable workforce through our curriculum.

We’ve established relationships within the community with area hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, assisted living facilities and schools to better assist you with placement opportunities upon training completion.

Our training facility is located in Wilbraham, MA on the Indian Orchard, Wilbraham, and Ludlow town lines with ample off-street parking and bus route access. For more information about registration and our nurse aide training classes, call us at 413-583-8900 or email us at


Questions? Comments? Want to know more? Feel free to email, call, or fax us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Excel Training Institute
4 Stony Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Phone: 413-583-8900
Fax: 413-583-8891

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