Nursing Assistant Skills Training (CCNAST)

Overview
This state-certified 4- to 5-week certificate program prepares students to work as a nursing assistant in a variety of health care settings, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and home care. Training takes place the classroom, lab, and clinical settings within the community. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for and take the Michigan Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) exam.

Highlights
CNA jobs offer flexibility, variety, and a sense of self-satisfaction for “making a difference” in a person’s health.

Admission Requirements
There are multiple requirements that students must meet before applying for admission:

· At least 17 years of age
· Academic Reading and Writing Level 3.

Students need to bring a paper photocopy of their driver’s license or Michigan State ID to the mandatory orientation for the criminal background clearance check.