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A certification as a nursing assistant is one of the options open to students interested in pursuing a nursing career in Michigan. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) play an important role in patient care, helping patients carry out everyday living tasks in a range of long-term care settings. By federal regulations, all nursing assistants must be registered in order to practice. To do so in the state of Michigan, one must complete a recognized training program and complete the certification tests.

Training to become a nursing assistant
To help prospective nursing assistants meet these requirements, Michigan boasts over 15 recognized nursing assistant programs. These are typically several weeks to a few months in length, and are offered by community colleges, universities and private schools throughout the state, making it possible for students to pursue certification amidst busy work schedules and budget constraints. Some of the institutions with CNA programs include Mott Community College, North Central Michigan College, and Baker College (three campuses).

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Careers as a nursing assistant in Michigan
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for nursing assistants in Michigan is $26,380, with 75% of CNAs earning more than $22,690, and 25% earning more than $29,740. CNAs find employment at a wide range of facilities. Some of the top current employers are Oakwood Hospital, the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Atrium Centers.

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a nursing assistant? Below we have compiled a list of the top nursing assistant programs in Michigan to help you find one that best suits your needs.

Ann Arbor

Washtenaw Community College
4800 East Huron River Drive | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205 | Southfield, Michigan 48075
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Allen Park
4500 Enterprise Drive | Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Baker College of Auburn Hills
1500 University Drive | Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Farmington Hills
33533 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 152 | Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Madison Heights
30821 Barrington Street | Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Roseville
31542 Gratiot Avenue | Roseville, Michigan 48066
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Southgate
15755 Northline Road | Southgate, Michigan 48195
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Dorsey Business Schools - Waterford Pontiac
440 North Telegraph Road | Pontiac, Michigan 48344
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest Institute - Dearborn
23400 Michigan Avenue, Suite 200 | Dearborn, Michigan 48124
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road | Livonia, Michigan 48152
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Flint

Mott Community College
1401 East Court Street | Flint, Michigan 48503
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Grand Rapids

Michigan Career and Technical Institute
11611 West Pine Lake Road | Plainwell, Michigan 49080
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
419 North Capitol Avenue | Lansing, Michigan 48901
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Other Michigan cities

Baker College of Jackson
2800 Springport Road | Jackson, Michigan 49202
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street | Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
West Shore Community College
3000 North Stiles Road | Scottville, Michigan 49454
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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