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Kirtland Offers Certified Nursing Assistant Training in Tawas

Kirtland CNA Courses Offered in Tawas, Roscommon and Gaylord

Kirtland CNA Courses Offered in Tawas, Roscommon and Gaylord

Kirtland will offer its popular Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course in Tawas in the Fall 2013 semester.  The six-credit-hour certification course, currently available at the Roscommon and Gaylord locations, is expanding to provide increased access to high-demand skills training in the growing healthcare field to the residents of Tawas and surrounding communities.

Through an agreement with the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA), Kirtland’s six-credit-hour CNA course will provide hands-on classroom instruction and clinical training to prepare students to take the state Certified Nursing Assistant certification examination upon successful course completion.  During the fall semester, classroom instruction will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at the IRESA, located at 27 N. Rempert Road, Tawas City, Mich.  Clinical training at nursing home sites will be held on November 9, 16, 23 and December 7.

Registration for the space-limited program at all three locations (Roscommon, Tawas and Gaylord) is open now and the Fall 2013 semester begins August 26.  More information is available at, or by contacting or 989-275-5000, ext. 416.

Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s locations near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord, Kirtland-West Branch and in Tawas.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

To learn more about the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact 989-275-5000, extension 284, or visit online at


  1. says

    I took this course and loved it. I now work as a CNA and run a pretty successful little CNA blog. I took it at Roscommon, though.

    Basically, I’d recommend this course to anyone. Not only to you learn the informational stuff (theory), you get great, hands-on clinical skills.

    I always wanted to be a nurse, but I didn’t want to get a BSN, really. I found this course, and ti worked out great for me. Hope some of you all have success, too!

    • Public Information Office says

      Kirtland’s variety of health science programs are designed to give you the training you need to enter the workforce quickly. Thanks for taking the time to check it out and good luck!

  2. says

    Giving training that you need to enter the workforce is essential these days. It’s almost as if a degree doesn’t mean anything unless you have real world experience. Thanks for the info!

  3. says

    Good information. I am considering going back to school to be a CNA. I have researched many schools and found the one that I will most likely be attending. I have chosen this path for several reasons most of all the high likelyhood of employment. I saw that someone here posted that CNA programs last 3 weeks, I have not seen anything shorter than 3 months. Hmmm…I’m curious about that. Any CNA’s here moved on to LPN? That will be my next goal after reaching CNA.