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About the Program

The need for dependable bedside nursing care is as prevalent as ever, ranging from hospitals to home health agencies to long-term care facilieis. The Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA plays an important role, providing basic care while ensuring the safety and comfort of patients. Bay College's training program prepares the student for immediate employment as a nursing assistant.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is designed to provide people an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of becoming a Nursing Assistant. After successfully completing this course, the graduate will qualify to take the state competency evaluation test for nursing assistants.

The CNA course consists of a mixture of classroom lecture, laboratory training, and clinicical training that takes place at local care facilities.


Training Dates

CNA training is now offered on a monthly basis.

To view or register for upcoming Nurse Assistant Training courses, visit and use CNA as the keyword in the course search.


Cost of Training

Cost of the Nursing Assistant training is $800 and due in full at the time of registration. Students must wear navy blue scrubs and clean comfortable shoes for all class and clinic hours. Bay College will provide the stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. Click here for a supply list.

Local care facilities often sponsor students by covering the cost of training. We encourage those interested to call the care facilities directly for more information and availability. Students receiving financial assistance through a third party agency will not be considered registered until written confirmation has been received from the third party agency.


Requirements for Program Entry

  • Medical examination satisfactorily completed before clinics
  • Pass a criminal background check*
*Individuals with criminal abuse, theft or misuse of property records may be denied
access to nursing homes and may not be able to complete the program.

How Do I Register?

Click here to register, or call 906-217-4200


Click here for frequently asked questions about the CNA program

Cancellation Policy

Registrations not cancelled five business days before the class begins will not be entitled to a refund.
A processing fee of $25 will be assessed for all cancellations.

Local Facilities are now HIRING!

Bishop Noa Home
Escanaba, MI
(906) 786-5810
Christian Park Healthcare Center
Escanaba, MI
(906) 786-6907
Christian Park Village
Escanaba, MI
Lakeview Assisted Living
Gladstone, MI
(906) 428-7000
ManorCare Nursing & Rehab
Kingsford, MI 
(906) 774-4805
Pinecrest Medical Facility
Powers, MI
(906) 497-5244

It shall be the policy of the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees to assure the provisions of equal opportunity and equal access in educational acts. These provisions apply in all areas of employment, student services, and instructional programs. Discrimination becuase of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliations, handicap, veteran or marital status is prohibited.


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2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
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