Certified Nurse Assistant Training

Always have a job...anywhere you go!

About the program
The need for dependable bedside nursing care is as prevalent as ever, ranging from hospitals to home health agencies to long-term care facilieis. The Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA plays an important role, providing basic care while ensuring the safety and comfort of patients. Bay College's training program prepares the student for immediate employment as a nursing assistant.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is designed to provide people an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of becoming a Nursing Assistant. After successfully completing this course, the graduate will qualify to take the state competency evaluation test for nursing assistants.

The CNA course consists of a mixture of classroom lecture, laboratory training, and clinicical training that takes place at local care facilities. CNA courses are now offered on a monthly basis, with class start dates listed below.

           CNA Training Schedule
             Class start Dates 

January 8th
February 5th
March 12th
April 9th
May 7th
June 11th


Cost of Training

Cost of the Nursing Assistant training is $800 and due in full at the time of registration. Students must wear navy blue scrubs and white shoes for all class and clinic hours. Bay College will provide the textbook, stethoscope, and blood pressure cuff.

Local care facilities often sponsor students by covering the cost of training. We encourage those interested to call the care facilities directly for more information and availability*. Students receiving financial assistance through a third party agency will not be considered registered until written confirmation has been received from the third party agency.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Have a medical examination satisfactorily completed before entrance to clinics.
• Pass a criminal background check**

** Individuals with criminal abuse, theft or misuse of property records may be denied 
access to healthcare facilitiies and therefore may not be able to complete the program.

Is Being a Nursing Assistant for Me?

This field is for you, if you...

• Like people and communicate well with them.
• Have calm, reassuring manner.
• Have the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
• Want to provide personal service to those incapable of caring for themelves.
• Desire to assist individuals to regain and maintain lost functions to ensure the quality of daily living.
• Have good judgement and common sense.
• Have stamina, good physical condition, good health and personal hygiene.
• Are energetic, spontaneous, and have a good sense of humor.


Cancellation Policy

Registrations not cancelled five business days before the class begins will not be entitled to a refund.
A processing fee of $25 will be assessed for all cancellations.


Local Facilities are now HIRING!
*Area Nursing Facilities:

Christian Park

Escanaba, MI

Bishop Noa Home
Escanaba, MI

Pinecrest Medical Facility
Powers, MI

It shall be the policy of the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees to assure the provisions of equal opportunity and equal access in educational acts. These provisions apply in all areas of employment, student services, and instructional programs. Discrimination becuase of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliations, handicap, veteran or marital status is prohibited.
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