Nursing Assistant

This program is a state certified Nurse Aide Training Program that prepares students for the Michigan Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Competency exam. Nursing Assistant students learn nearly 50 skills that must be demonstrated in the laboratory setting, and then applied on real residents in the long-term care facility. This program is fast paced, challenging and rigorous. It is for motivated students interested in a career as a CNA or as a starting point for a career in the nursing field.

Special Class Features

  • Certified Nurse Aide Training Program (State of Michigan)
  • Hands-on training in a laboratory setting
  • Clinical rotations at area long-term care facilities with direct resident care
  • Opportunity to obtain fully-funded nurse aide certification
  • Assisted living facility exposure/job shadow
  • Student club membership and participation in HOSA – Future Health Professionals

Course Content

  • The Long-Term Care Facility and Resident
  • Role of the Nurse Aide 
  • Residents Rights
  • Communication Skills
  • Healthcare Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Vital Signs
  • Bed Making
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Nutrition and Feeding
  • Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
  • Psychosocial Needs of the Resident 
  • Restraint Alternatives
  • Care of the Dying Resident
  • College level Medical Terminology
  • CPR/AED and First Aid training

Future Employment

Nursing Assistants are in high demand in the Tri-City area.  Job outlook is extremely favorable with a starting wage of approximately $14/hour, or $28,500/year.
Immediate employment available as:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Assisted Living Aide
  • Home Health Aide

Other pathways in the healthcare profession:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Articulation and/or Credentials


  • Delta College
  • Ferris State University
  • Davenport University


  • Nurse Aide Certification
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Certification
  • Stop the Bleed Certification