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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.

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Ann Arbor

Washtenaw Community College
4800 East Huron River Drive | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Washtenaw Community College 4800 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Detroit metro area

Abcott Institute
16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205 | Southfield, Michigan 48075
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road | Livonia, Michigan 48152
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Abcott Institute 16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205
Southfield, Michigan 48075
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Flint

Mott Community College
1401 East Court Street | Flint, Michigan 48503
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Mott Community College 1401 East Court Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Grand Rapids

Michigan Career and Technical Institute
11611 West Pine Lake Road | Plainwell, Michigan 49080
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Michigan Career and Technical Institute 11611 West Pine Lake Road
Plainwell, Michigan 49080
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Lansing / East Lansing area

Lansing Community College
515 North Washington Square, Room 108 | Lansing, Michigan 48933
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Lansing Community College 515 North Washington Square, Room 108
Lansing, Michigan 48933
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Michigan cities

North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street | Petoskey, Michigan 49770
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Shore Community College
3000 North Stiles Road | Scottville, Michigan 49454
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Shore Community College 3000 North Stiles Road
Scottville, Michigan 49454
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate