Prepares individuals to become a Nurse Aide. This course serves as the educational foundation for the Nursing Care Skills certificate. Aides render care to clients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in home-care. This course, and the Nursing Care Skills certificate, consists of 35 hours of course work in theory, 45 hours of laboratory activities, and 20 hours in a clinical agency. The course requires consistent attendance from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. four days a week.
Note: NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the state of Michigan Nurse Aide competency exam for certification to receive the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) designation. The exam is not included in this course. After certification, many students return to college to become nurses or other health care professionals. The CNA program is a great foundation for an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency exam for certification. Students must pass a knowledge test and a clinical skills test to receive the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) designation. This exam is not included in this course.