Bay Offers Nurse Assistant Training


Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) will be offering a nurse assistant training course starting on November 5. 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 96 hours that include a mixture of classroom lecture, laboratory 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. Clinical training takes place at a local long-term care facility. Cost of the training is $800, which may be eligible for full reimbursement; plus the cost of scrubs, shoes and textbook. Requirements for program entry include satisfactorily completing a medical review before entrance to clinics and passing a criminal background check.

With over 30% of training hours spent working in a local care facility, 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.  In addition to CNA positions offering competitive wages with benefits, those completing the training may be eligible to receive five credits toward the Bay College nursing program.

For more information on becoming a CNA, call (906) 217-4200. To register for the November CNA class or view the ongoing CNA training schedule, visit