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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.

Featured Schools

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
Dorsey Schools - Farmington Hills
33533 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 152 | Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
30821 Barrington Street | Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Roseville
31542 Gratiot Avenue | Roseville, Michigan 48066
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Southgate
15755 Northline Road | Southgate, Michigan 48195
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Waterford Pontiac
440 North Telegraph Road | Pontiac, Michigan 48344
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest Institute - Dearborn
23400 Michigan Avenue, Suite 200 | Dearborn, Michigan 48124
  • 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
Dorsey Schools - Farmington Hills 33533 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 152
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights 30821 Barrington Street
Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Roseville 31542 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, Michigan 48066
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Southgate 15755 Northline Road
Southgate, Michigan 48195
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dorsey Schools - Waterford Pontiac 440 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, Michigan 48344
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Everest Institute - Dearborn 23400 Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Dearborn, Michigan 48124
  • 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
419 North Capitol Avenue | Lansing, Michigan 48901
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Lansing Community College 419 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48901
  • 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
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