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CNA Training in Michigan

Find local schools that offer nursing assistant programs

Complete approved CNA courses in Michigan to work towards your CNA certification

Beginning a career in the medical field with an entry-level nursing assistant position can be accomplished relatively quickly. Becoming a certified nurse aide requires just a few months of training and provides the individual with a promising career path. The main job description of a certified nursing assistant is to provide care for patients while working under the supervision of a registered nurses or licensed physician.

Nursing assistants will have several duties that are very similar to the tasks performed by registered nurses. Routine job duties include providing daily care to patients with their daily activities, assisting patients with basic personal hygiene, taking vital signs and keeping the patient’s environment clean by changing bed linens and other items. The typical work environments for CNAs are hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and hospice care centers.

When enrolling in a certified nursing assistant program a high school diploma or GED is normally required. The usual duration of a CNA training program is between six to twelve weeks. Training courses are usually offered at community colleges or vocational schools, but can also be found at certain private institutions as well. It is required to have complete at least 75 hours of training to meet the minimum education requirement. Sixteen of those hours are spent in a hospital or clinical environment to prepare the students for the actual job requirements prior to entering the workforce.

The main courses found in the certified nurse assistant program include anatomy and physiology, basic nursing skills and nutrition and infection control. These basic courses prepare each student for what is to be expected after graduation. There are no general education courses and the program focuses solely on the main skills and procedures. Before being allowed to work as a CNA in a professional environment, students must pass a state license exam in order to become certified.

The compensation of a certified nursing assistant will vary greatly depending on years of experience and place of employment. The average salary of nursing assistants is between $19,925 and $29,764 per year. As the years of experience pile up, certified nursing assistants can earn up to $35,377 per year. Many health care employers offer additional compensation in the form of health insurance coverage, retirement benefits, paid vacation time and over-time opportunities.

With an aging population, the demand for certified nursing assistants is growing fast and is expected to continue growing for many years to come. Many current CNAs are approaching retirement age and will soon be leaving the workforce, which will create many job openings for newly licensed CNAs. This can be a very rewarding career and provides a much needed service for society. Working in the medical field allows room for career growth, as well as personal growth and fulfillment. Many nursing assistants decide to return to school and go on to become licensed practical nurses or registered nurses.

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    CNA Classes in Michigan (MI)

    Advance Medical Training, Inc. Nurse Aide Program – Comstock Park

    5317 Alpine NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321
    Phone: (616) 551-3073

    American Medical Careers – Flint

    4000 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48507

    American Medical Careers Nurse Aide Course – Lansing

    4000 South Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan 48507

    Aress Networking Academy – Southfield

    20755 Greenfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075

    Athena Career Academy, LLC. – Monroe

    8 East Front Street, Monroe, MI 48161
    Phone: (734) 241-2627

    Athena Career Academy, LLC. – Wayne

    3625 Metro Mall, Wayne, MI 48184
    Phone: (734) 790-0501

    Barnabas Health Care School of Professional Studies CNA Class – Redford

    24865 Five Mile Road, Redford, Michigan 48239

    Career Essentials Learning Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Redford

    9349 Telegraph Road, Redford, Michigan 48239

    Career Health Studies – Eastpointe

    17111 Eight Mile Road, Eastpointe, Michigan 48021

    CareerWorks, Inc. – Highland Park

    1200 East McNichols, Highland Park, MI 48203

    DRM International Learning Center, LLC – Lansing

    3204 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, Michigan 48910
    Phone: (517) 882-3544

    Everest Institute – Grand Rapids

    1750 Woodworth, N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Everest Institute – Kalamazoo

    5177 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

    Genanscot Services Nurse Aide Program – Detroit

    17800 East Warren, Detroit, Michigan 48224

    Gogebic Medical Care Facility – Wakefield

    402 North Street, Wakefield, Michigan 49968

    Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc.

    3035 Prairie Street SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    Great Lakes Medical Education Center, Inc. CNA Course – Oak Park

    22150 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, MI 48237

    Greater Horizon Training Institute Nursing Assistant Program – Detroit

    7310 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202

    Hazy Institute of Learning CNA Training Course – Detroit

    7436 Mettetal Street, Detroit, MI 48228

    Health Care Solutions and Career Group – Detroit

    15800 West McNichols Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235

    Healthy Focus, LLC – Muskegon

    892 West Broadway, Muskegon, Michigan 49441

    Latoya’s Health Education Center – Saginaw

    1000 Brockway, Saginaw, MI 48602

    MedRight Nurse Aide Training Program – Ferndale

    427 Allen Road, Ferndale, Michigan 48220

    Precise Health Care Training Institute CNA Course – Detroit

    11000 West McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221

    Ray of Hope, LLC Training Center – Midland

    503 South Saginaw Road, Midland, MI 48640

    Ross Medical Education Center – Flint

    G-3630 Miller Road, Suite D, Flint, MI 48507

    Ross Medical Education Center – Lansing

    4106 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917

    Ross Medical Education Center Nurse Aide Program – Roosevelt Park

    950 Norton Ave., Roosevelt Park, Michigan 49441

    Ross Medical Education Center Nursing Assistant Course – Saginaw

    4300 Fashion Square Blvd., Saginaw, Michigan 48603

    Stepping Stones Educational System, Inc. – Muskegon

    1657 South Getty, Muskegon, MI 49442

    Valley Training Center, LLC – Bay City

    1806 South Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI 48706

    Valley Training Center, LLC – Mt. Pleasant

    1806 South Euclid Ave., Bay City, Michigan 48706

    Walker Medical Instructional Services CNA Training Course – Grand Rapids

    P.O. Box 140643, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49514

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    Michigan CNA Schools

    Browse our list of Michigan schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be found by calling the facilities directly.

    How to Become a CNA in Michigan

    Students can earn their CNA certification and start their career as a certified nursing assistant in less than six months. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. Each individual state sets its own required amount of credit hours necessary to become a CNA. Typical programs take around 6-12 weeks to complete and must include a minimum of 75 hours of training. The average cost of a CNA course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Michigan CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

    Michigan CNA Certification Requirements

    – graduate from an approved CNA training program
    – pass the Michigan CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)
    – pass the Michigan CNA test within 24 months of completing the nurse aide education program

    Michigan CNA Helpful Links

    Michigan Board of Nursing
    Michigan Nurse Aide Registry

    Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
    National Association of Health Care Assistants
    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants