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Certified Nursing Assistant Course

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Median Salary: $24,400

Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 21%

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this course, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gratifying work and great pay?

If you want to care for people and be in demand, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant will make it happen. Employers are waiting for you. Healthcare is growing. Our population is aging. Nursing homes are hiring. You will be working.

You could successfully complete just one class, pass your Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam and be ready for employment. 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. You’ll be ready to take the state certification examination for the CNA.

Who does well in it?

People who are:

caring
kind
patient – and
have time to invest in a 6-credit-hour course

What would you do?

take vital signs
help patients out of bed and to walk
make beds and neaten rooms
answer calls for help serve meals

Certified to care

Because many nursing care residents may stay in a facility for months or even years, you will develop a close relationship with your patients.

You likely will help other medical staff set up equipment, store supplies, and assist with some procedures. You also might be required to observe your patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report changes to the nursing or medical staff. Your role will be critical to the quality of care they receive

Where would you work?

nursing homes
residential care facilities
hospitals

Certified Nursing Assistant at Kirtland