Certified Nursing Assistant Program

A Continuing Education Program

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What is a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Certified Nursing Assistants work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and private homes, making life better for the ill and the elderly. Under the direction of a registered nurse, Certified Nursing Assistants monitor patients’ vitals (i.e. pulse and blood pressure), assist in daily living activities and ensure that those in their care are safe and comfortable.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Macomb Community College          

Part of Macomb’s Center for Health Careers offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, Macomb’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program consists of 128 contact hours that can be completed within five weeks.  You will attend class four days a week (both day and evening classes are available), learning how to assist patients with a variety of tasks and provide support to nursing staff. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate from Macomb and will be eligible to take the Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test, required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Michigan.

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program Courses at Macomb:

  • Career Workshop (Required before enrolling in Macomb’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program)
  • Nurse Assistant

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Career Opportunities as a Certified Nursing Assistant

Completion of Macomb’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program and passage of the Michigan Nurse Aid Competency Evaluation Test will qualify you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, for which there is increasing demand because of the country’s aging population. You may also pursue further training and education to become a licensed practical or registered nurse.    

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program?

For more information on the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Macomb, contact healthcareers@macomb.edu at Macomb’s Center for Health Careers, 586.226.4807.

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