Our program was established in 2022. We are  approved by the Department of Public Health and Department of Occupational Licensure to provide Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide Training as well as Medication Administration Training.
While Strive Healthcare Training Center is a newly established training center, our instructors have several years of experience specifically in the healthcare field with focus on Nurse Aide and Medication Administration Training. Our administrative staff have the skills and compassion to guide our students’ journey from start to finish. We provide our students with the most current training curriculum to equip them with the knowledge and skill sets that can make them a valuable asset in any healthcare setting. Together, we are fully committed to ensuring the success of all the students seeking to enter a career in the healthcare field. 
Students who successfully complete our Dual Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide program will be eligible to sit for the Massachusetts Nurse Aide state exam. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to take the state exam and become valuable nurse assistants in various healthcare settings. Nurse aides can work in a hospital, nursing homes, home health care, hospice, and other healthcare organizations. 
Students who successfully complete the Medication Administration Program (MAP) Training will become eligible to sit for the MAP State Exams with Test Master Universe. Becoming MAP Certified allows individuals to administer medications in DPH Registered Programs. 
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Meet Cristina Pierce, RN, BSN
Owner & Primary RN Instructor

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Cristina Pierce is the owner and Primary RN Instructor of Strive Healthcare Training Center. She graduated with an Associate’s in Nursing at Cape Cod Community College in 2015 and moved on to obtain her Bachelor’s in Nursing at Chamberlain School of Nursing in 2016. She has worked as an RN in various healthcare settings. Her passion for helping others began as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant where she worked for 12 years as a CNA in settings such as skilled nursing facilities, home health care agencies, and assisted living facilities. She continued her career in the nursing field as a Registered Nurse and found her passion for teaching others to become compassionate, kind-hearted caregivers. Cristina spends her free time with her three children, husband, and close friends. 

Elise Norman, LPN
Academic & Clinical Instructor


Elise is the evening academic and clinical instructor for Strive Healthcare Training Center. She graduated from Southeastern Technical Institute with her Practical Nursing License 12 years ago. She has since worked in numerous healthcare settings such as nursing facilities, doctors’ offices, group homes & home care facilities, and outpatient surgical facilities. Her diverse experience, education, and background in nursing offers a unique and valuable contribution to the Nurse Aide & Home Health Aide Training Program. She is committed to providing a successful learning environment to all students. In her free time, Elise enjoys spending time with her four children and husband, crafting, hiking, kayaking, and playing with her mini pig, Harry