Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant
Certified Nurse Assistants help patients with health and daily living activities in healthcare facilities under the direction of a registered nurse. Locally, Lake Michigan College offers CNA training.
For more information please contact:
- LaToya Mason at (269) 926-4086
- Erin McGuire at (269) 927-8768
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to assist patients with health and daily living activities in healthcare facilities under the direction of a registered nurse. The Certified Nurse Aide program is a 98-hour program with a state-approved curriculum which qualifies you to take the Michigan CNA Exam (exam not included). There is a maximum of 8 students per class. After successfully completing the 6-week classroom and 1-week clinical of the CNA class you are ready to sit for the State Licensure exam.
On-time, daily attendance is mandatory for the entire program.
In order to be eligible to register for this class, students must complete the following prerequisites:
- Take the accuplacer placement test
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Provide documentation of a clear criminal background and a negative drug screen
- Provide proof of immunizations (form provided)
- Complete all required forms
Books, scrub top, name badge, lab time, clinical time, and classroom time are included in the fee for the class. Calendars for class times will be distributed at time of registration.