Working as a CNA in Michigan will set you up for a good career in healthcare, with good prospects. As one of the main States for nursing jobs, you’re also looking at a relatively secure career. Before you can apply for jobs, you’ll need to sit exams in order to be qualified and licensed.
To help you get ready, there’s a good range of colleges and programs providing CNA training classes, both online and campus-based training and help you learn the subject and prepare for the exams.
Requirements for CNA Training
Take a look at the accredited list of schools and colleges below – you can request a free information pack from any of the schools and you’ll receive details of the entry requirements for the program and financial assistance the school can offer. Most schools will require that:
- You have a State photo ID or driver’s licence
- You are over 17 years old
- You are a high school graduate (or equivalent)
In addition, you might also be asked to take and pass a tuberculosis health check, a drug screening test and potentially a criminal background check.
The programs at each school will vary, but the core topics you’ll cover will include:
- Human anatomy
- How to administer medication
- How to manage an emergency situation
- Some elements of taking samples and testing
- Managing bathing and clothing a patient
- Rights of a patient
Costs of a CNA training course
Typically, a course from one of the schools listed on this site will cost around $1000. This provides you with the training you need to complete the state requirement for 160 hours training and you’ll then be ready to take the state certification exam (for which there’s normally no charge from the state, but the school might charge for the preparation and exam room costs).
Average CNA salary in Michigan
Once you have your certificate, you can start looking for a job. Average salaries in the state are approx $26000 per year.
Find an accredited CNA school
We’ve listed a range of accredited colleges below; they offer CNA courses and will provide a free information pack: just click the ‘Request Info’ button, enter your zip and you’ll receive a free information pack covering the course, program, costs and financial aid available.
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