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Nursing Assistant

Graduates will earn an Oakland University School of Nursing Certificate of Completion and be eligible to sit for the State of Michigan certification. Salary ranges for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) ranges from $12-$14 per hour. Students must complete 110 hours to successfully complete this program. 

This course will introduce the theory and techniques involved with the role of the Nurse Assistant. As a nurse assistant, you will perform the tasks given to you by the nurse. After you finish the training program, you will be able to perform the following hands-on patient care procedures with supervision in the following areas:

  • Daily care including bathing, feeding, and dressing.
  • Vital Sign measurement
  • ROM exercises
  • Admit, transfer, and patient discharge
  • Application of hot and cold treatments
  • Specimen collection
  • Care of the dying person
  • Post surgery patients
  • Care of the patient with chronic illnesses
  • Safety with transferring and ambulation  

The cost of the CNA program is $1,100 (including certification costs and textbook, not including uniform or supplies)

 Admission Requirements:

  • ICHAT State Criminal Background Clearance (within 6 months) 
  • Urine Drug Test (within 30 days)
  • TB Skin Test (within 1 year)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine Refusal Form
  • Current CPR BLS certification (within 2 years). Riverview Institute of Oakland University provides this training for a cost of approximately $60.00
  • Health Assessment form. The Health Assessment form must be completed by a physician, with physical exam within one year, and titers report (Blood draw to verify immunizations) attached 
  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Application