If you are planning a career as a certified nursing assistant in the state of Michigan, you will need to attend a state approved CNA program and then pass a CNA certification exam. Your training is not done when you become a certified nursing assistant. Each year, you will be required to complete 12 continuing education credits. These credits are often available during in-service sessions provided by your employer. Continuing education is intended to keep you up to date on your training as a nursing assistant and to ensure you are always ready to provide the highest level of care to your patients. Read school reviews below.
You will need to work at least eight hours every two years (as a certified nursing assistant) in order to keep your certification active. If you allow your certification to lapse, you will need to complete a CNA training course again and to retake the certification exam. Work as a CNA is often considered an entry level healthcare position with an average income of $23,000 per year. However, many CNAs work their way up to making as much as $31,000 per year. This is especially true of CNAs with several years experience and CNAs who continuing working for the same employer for a few years or more.
Featured CNA Training Classes in Michigan
Advance Medical Training Inc
5317 Alpine Avenue, NW. Comstock Park, Michigan 49321
PH. (616) 551 – 3073
Advance Medical Training is a State of Michigan licensed Proprietary School. We are located in the Western Michigan, Grand Rapids area. The Nurse Aide Program at Advance Medical is a ninety hour training program designed to fully prepare you for the Michigan Competency Evaluation Testing to become a State Certified Nurse Aide. Advance Medical Training is unique in the fact that we publish our own textbooks, designed around the Michigan model, and years of exprience in the field, in Michigan. We do not use a generic nationally produced text. We have a maximum student to instructor ratio of twelve to one, which we feel produces a better learning environment and retention rate with our students. Our students can also receive a review on clinical skills before their State testing, help with their resume, and job placement help at their request, all free of charge. Your total out of pocket cost for our Nurse Aide Program is $930.00, minus any current specials we are offering at the time of registration. You may also inquire about our payment plan if you cannot pay for your class in full before it begins. We offer both day and evening schedules to suit your needs, and our classes start about every four weeks. You can visit their website at www.advancemedical.net
Stepping Stones Educational System, Inc. – Muskegon
1657 South Getty, Muskegon, MI 49442
We offer a 3 week State approved Certified Nurse Aide training program. Currently our class size range from 8-10 students per class. We keep our class size small to offer a more personalized learning environment. We have two training sites one in Muskegon and our new site in Grand Rapids. The total tuition in Grand Rapids is $875.00. For more information and application please visit our website at www.steppingstoneedu.org or contact us at 231-722-7111 or 616-245-1255
DRM International Learning Center, LLC – Lansing
3204 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, Michigan 48910
Phone: (517) 882-3544
DRM offers a two week CNA class held mostly during College breaks so as to allow many students to participate. The cost of the program is $1324 and includes the CPR certification from BLS. Aside from the basic nurse aide classes, DRM also has an advanced CNA course called the CNAPlus program. It teaches already certified nurse aides additional responsibilities such as restorative care, medication administration, Alzheimer and dementia care. The purpose of the CNAplus program is to give graduates an edge over basic CNA’s when they are looking for jobs in nursing care facilities.
Walker Medical Instructional Services Nursing Aide Course – Grand Rapids
P.O. Box 140643, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49514
Walker Medical offers an 80 hour nursing aide course. They have classes on different campuses costing roughly $800 to $1200 which does not include fees for the exam, textbook and blood pressure machine. You have to purchase them externally. They offer a 90 day payment plan if you can not afford to pay the fees when starting the program. Both day time and evening classes are available.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc.
3035 Prairie Street SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Ross Medical Education Center Nurse Assistant CNA Program – Roosevelt Park
950 Norton Ave., Roosevelt Park, Michigan 49441
MedRight Nurse Assistant Program – Ferndale
427 Allen Road, Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Medright has a very comprehensive CNA course that is offered over a course of different timings which makes it a flexible option if you are working somewhere or are attending college. The classes are held early in the morning, in the afternoon as well as in the evening.
Great Lakes Medical Education Center, Inc. CNA Training Course – Oak Park
22150 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, MI 48237
Career Essentials Learning Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Redford
9349 Telegraph Road, Redford, Michigan 48239
Hazy Institute of learning CNA Training Course – Detroit
21700 Greenfield Rd. Ste 264
Oak Park, MI 48237
Health Care Solutions and Career Group – Detroit
15800 West McNichols Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235
Precise Health Care Training Institute CNA Course – Detroit
11000 West McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221
Genanscot Services Nurse Aide Program – Detroit
17800 East Warren, Detroit, Michigan 48224
Ross Medical Education Center – Lansing
4106 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917