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Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant program is offered at Oakland University Riverview Institute. 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


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