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Certified Nursing Assistant Course

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT COURSE: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences

Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715

Program AdvisorS

Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416
anne.essmaker@kirtland.edu


Shawn Ott, Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426
shawn.ott@kirtland.edu

HEALTH SCIENCES OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday

What if you could successfully complete just one class, pass your Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam and be ready for employment? What if that job was rewarding with great pay?

Get your Certified Nursing Assistant certificate at Kirtland Community College.

Kirtland offers a six-credit-hour certified nursing assistant course each semester at the Roscommon central campus, the M-TEC site in Gaylord and the IRESA Center in Tawas. The course, which includes clinicals at area nursing homes, will prepare you to take the state certification examination for the Certified Nursing Assistant.

Get your certificated nursing assistant (CNA) certificate from KirtlandThere is a huge job market for CNAs in nursing homes. According to the US Department of Labor you can expect:

  • numerous job openings and excellent job opportunities
  • jobs in nursing and residential care facilities, as well as in hospitals

As a CNA you will have the opportunity to have a huge impact on people’s lives who reside in nursing homes and residential treatment facilities because you will have so much contact with them (helping them eat, dress and bathe). Because many nursing care residents may stay in a facility for months or even years, you will develop a positive, caring relationship with your patients. You also will:

  • answer calls for help
  • deliver messages
  • serve meals
  • make beds and neaten rooms
  • take a patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, or blood pressure
  • help patients out of bed, walk and even provide skin care

You may help other medical staff by setting up equipment, storing and moving supplies and assisting with some procedures. You also may be required to observe your patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff. Your role would be critical to the quality of care they received.

Becoming a CNA may the opportunity of a lifetime for you if you are caring, kind, patient — and have time to invest in Kirtland’s popular Certified Nursing Assistant course.

2014-15 Course Cost

Nursing Assistant CourseIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees1,5001,900
Textbooks200200
Miscellaneous Expenses100100
Total1,8002,200

Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:

Kirtland Community College certified nursing assistant courseAssociate in Applied Science degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)
  • Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
  • Health Information Technology (online)

Certificates

  • Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
  • Surgical Technology (West Branch)
  • Vascular Sonography (online)

Other

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

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