With a nearly 15% growth in demand for Certified Nursing Assistants in Michigan expected between now and 2016, it’s no wonder that many people with an interest in the health care industry are considering becoming certified nurses aides. However, before you spend any money on a training program, there are a few things you should know about training and working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Michigan.
Where Can You Train As a CNA In Michigan?
The Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions, which oversees the approval of CNA training programs, says that there are over 200 approved training centers in the state. These are offered by high schools, colleges and community colleges, nursing homes and private organizations, like the Red Cross. Where you study isn’t all that important, as long as the training program is approved.
What Does the CNA Course in Michigan Entail?
According to federal law, the minimum duration of a CNA training course is 75 hours, and it should combine both class room studies, and clinical, on the job training. The same standard applies to certified nurses aide training in Michigan, although many training programs offer additional training too.
The curriculum of any CNA course in Michigan will usually include medical terminology, basic nursing and patient care, CPR, infection control and other ‘hands on’ aspects of the job, as well as reporting, administrative issues and more. When you complete a CNA training course in Michigan, you should be ready to start working in any hospital, nursing home, hospice or any other facility.
CNA Certification in Michigan
Before you can work as a CNA in Michigan, even if you have completed approved training, you need to pass the Michigan state competency exam. You will then be able to register as a CNA in the state.
Working As a CNA in Michigan
Once you have qualified as a CNA, and taken the competency test, you will be able to work in any medical facility in the state. Hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, hospices and even correctional facilities hire Certified Nurse Assistants.
Wherever you do work, however, you will be reporting to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, or to another health care professional, such as a doctor, occupational therapist or social worker.
If you find a job as a CNA within the 12 months after you complete your training (and with jobs in the field plentiful that’s entirely likely), then you will also be eligible for reimbursement for all or some of your studies, and even for your course materials.
What Does a CNA In Michigan Earn?
The average salary for a CNA in Michigan is around $25,600, which is not as high as some other states, but is still a respectable salary, given the speed with which you can enter the field.
Often, Certified Nurse Assistants (Aides) later go on to study further, and qualify as nurses or medical assistants, but becoming a CNA in Michigan or elsewhere is often the fastest way to begin a career in healthcare.
Michigan Nurse Aide Registry
Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Health Professions
Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 241-0554
License Verification: (800) 748-0252
Michigan State Board of Nursing
Bureau of Health Professions
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Accredited CNA Training Classes & Programs in Michigan
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