Certified Nurse Assistant

Bay Nurse Assistant Program is approved through the State of Michigan to provide Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training. We offer several options to fit all schedules. Our course lengths vary anywhere from two to four weeks and include day, and night classes.

A CNA is a member of the healthcare team that provide care for patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

The CNA or nurse aide performs assigned tasks, such as vital signs and provides or assists with routine personal care, such as bathing patients and helping with toileting. The duties of the nurse assistant include observation, reporting, recording changes in resident’s condition, personal care services, assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), assist patients in attaining and maintaining functional independence, and communicate and interacting in a sensitive manner with patients. The duties also include assisting patients to move around safely, keeping patients living areas neat and clean, encouraging patients to eat and drink, caring for supplies and equipment, helping patients dress, making beds, helping patients with mouth care, updating other team members on resident’s status, and documenting or charting.

I took this course almost two years ago and absolutly loved it. Bonnie and Katie were both such wonderful teachers and I learned many amazing tips from them that I carried with me through both of my CNA jobs. I also met some pretty wonderful people who I was able to grow and learn from and became great friends with. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to really learn and work hard at becoming a CNA. There is no greater feeling of success at the end of this course  – Brittany


Certified Nurse Assistants are employed in various capacities including

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Care
  • Hospice
  • Adult Day Care
  • Medical Facilities

On average what does a Certified Nurse Assistant make?The median salary for a Certified Nurse Assistant in Michigan is $31,500. On average a CNA will make anywhere from $12.50/hour to $20.00/hour depending on your location. Other benefits of becoming a CNA are medical benefits, vacation/sick time and paid holidays.

Bonnie McHugh
Katie Fortenberry
Meg Fortenberry

2018 CNA Program Schedule
Classes run Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm

  • February 19 – March 2
  • March 19 – March 30
  • April 16 – April 27
  • May 7 – May 18
  • June 4 – June 15
  • July 16 – July 27
  • August 6 – August 17
  • September 17 – September 28
  • October 22 – November 2
  • December 3 – December 14

2018 Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Schedule

  • February 27 – 5pm
  • March 27 – 5pm
  • April 24 – 5pm
  • May 15 – 5pm
  • June 12 – 5pm
  • July 17 – 5pm
  • August 14 – 5pm
  • September 25 – 5pm
  • October 29 – 5pm