Certificate for Nursing Assistants

Programme Overviewnursing assistant assists patient


The Certificate in Nursing Assistants was developed in collaboration with the Bermuda Nursing Council. It prepares participants with the prerequisites needed to become registered with the Bermuda Nursing Council as nursing assistants in the health care industry. Participants will cover topics such as: Vital signs; Medical terminology; Caring for Seniors and others in Need of Medical Care; Professional Regulations; Legal and Ethical Issues in the Health Care Industry. 
Students will be prepared to work in health care agencies such as: long term care centres, hospitals, rehabilitation care facilities, hospices, clinics, adult day care centres, and community health.   Students entering this programme must be proficient in English and mathematics. Potential students will be assessed. Those needing support in English and or math must successfully complete these requirements prior to enrolling in the programme.

Registration for the Full semester (part time programme) will take place from June 1, 2021 to September 6, 2021.

Prospective students please see eligibility requirements below.


First Semester

Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery CCW 810 $1695.00
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the requirements and nature of working in a health care setting with professionals responsible for patient care. Topics covered include medical terminology, professional regulations, and other legal and ethical issues governing health care in Bermuda.  

Sept 13. – Dec 15. - Mon./Wed. (Hybrid –online and face to face), 6-9pm
CLINICALS 1x month - Sat./Sun., TBD

Second Semester

Clinical Care Assistant   CCW 820 $1695.00
This course blends the practical and theoretical activities of nursing assisting; covering such topics as taking vital signs, CPR, Manual Handling etc. Pre-requisite CCW 810  

Jan 17 -April 20- Mon./Wed. (Hybrid –online and face to face),6-9pm

Clinical Practicum   
The clinical provides practical, hands-on experiences in a diverse group of approved health care settings under the supervision of a certified nurse. This takes place one weekend each month followed by a one-week, full-time clinical near the end of the programme. Prerequisite CCW 810 & CCW 820



Those entering this programme must demonstrate proficiency in English and Math with proof of one of the following:

  • CPT Scores meeting the minimum requirement
    • Reading: 249
    • Sentence: 3-4
    • Elementary Algebra: 237
  • An extended grade of C or above in Extended IGCSE math and English
  • IB scores of 5 and above in math and English
  • AP scores of 4 and above in math and English
  • College Level English and Math
  • An Associate’s Degree or higher

Students will be required to submit the following prior to the programme commencing:

  • Police Vetting Report from Bermuda Police Services
  • Hair Follicle Drug Screening (Employee Health Services, King Edward Memorial Hospital only)
  • Proof of valid Health Insurance
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Hepatitis B Test and/or Shot as Required
  • Tetanus Shot
  • Influenza Shot
  • Regular Covid-19 Testing
  • American Heart Foundation 2 person Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)


Application & Registration Process

If you have not successfully met the eligibility requirements above, take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) at Bermuda College. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment. You must indicate that you are applying to the Certificate in Nursing Assisting Programme. Please ensure that payment is made prior to booking, payment methods may be found here www.college.bm/payment. You may practice for the CPT by checking out this website: accuplacer.collegeboard.org

Email your transcript or CPT results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to gain approval to register.