Academic Affairs Office

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), helps patients and clients with their healthcare needs. CNAs find rewarding work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, and client homes. Interacting with patients on a daily basis, CNAs gather vital information about the condition of their patients and collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals to develop & implement a high quality plan of care.

Combine your passion for helping people with MCC’s 8-week training program and start your new career in the health field. There are great job opportunities and prospects for long term care nursing assistants.

The CNA curriculum includes classroom, laboratory and clinical components. The program, approved by the State of Michigan, consists of 120 hours of evening classes over an 8-week period. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5pm to 10pm. Small class sizes of 8-12 students will ensure that you receive the individualized attention needed to succeed. Instruction is provided in state-of the-art classrooms and laboratories in MCC’s Nursing Department.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Have 28 hours of hands-on clinical experience in a skilled medical care facility
  • Be eligible to take the state examination and become State certified as a Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide (CENA/CNA)
  • Hold a certification card for First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Be prepared to perform as a Home Health Aide
  • Be highly marketable for employment.

Tuition includes all required textbooks, one set of scrubs, stethoscope, and gait belt. Students provide their own white shoes and a watch with a sweep second hand. The tuition fee of $1,495.00 is due one week before classes begin. Financial assistance may be available to students who qualify.

To learn more about our Certified Nurse Assistant Training Program call (231) 777-0348.

To register for the program or learn more about program pre-requisites,
visit Certified Nurse Assistant -- CNA.

“Muskegon Community College is pleased to offer a quality Nurse Assistant Training Program that complements our nationally accredited and state approved MCC Nursing Program.”

Pam Brown, MSN, APRN-BC, CNE
MCC Nursing Program Director

Be on your way to a new career in the rewarding field of healthcare in just 8 weeks!

Training certificates include:

  • Home Health Aide
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Convenient evening classes