Photo Caption: Students in nurse assistant training are pictured above with instructor Mary Schwalbach, as they learn how to take blood pressure.
Starting in January of 2018, Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) will be offering nurse assistant training on a monthly basis. The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills, and processes that are necessary to become a certified nurse assistant. After successfully completing the training, students will qualify to take the state competency evaluation test for nursing assistants.
Training consists of a mixture of classroom lecture, laboratory training, and clinical training. Classroom and laboratory training take place at the CNA training facility located at the M-TEC building at Bay College in Escanaba, and clinical training takes place at a local care facility. Cost of the training is $800, which is eligible for full reimbursement, plus the cost of scrubs and shoes. Besides the condensed training schedule, another new change to the program is that Bay College will now be providing the stethoscope and blood pressure cuff required for training. Requirements for program entry include satisfactorily completing a medical examination before entrance to clinics and passing a criminal background check.
Bay College’s robust CNA program is designed to ensure that students will have the knowledge and hands-on experience to make them successful at their job. “Our training program provides students with the maximum amount of clinical training time possible; over 30% of our training hours are spent working in a local care facility.” says Renée Lundberg, Business Development Manager. “CNA positions offer competitive wages with benefits, and those completing the training may be eligible to receive five credits toward the Bay College nursing program.”
For more information on becoming a CNA, contact Renée Lundberg at (906) 217-4224; to view the upcoming 2018 CNA schedule, visit www.baycollege.edu/mtec