Bay Offers Nurse Assistant Training


Starting on December 3rd, Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) will be offering nurse assistant training. 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.

Renée Lundberg, Business Development Manager, comments, “In addition to over 30% of training hours being spent working in a local care facility, Bay College’s CNA training can be completed in only three weeks. There is constant growing demand for CNAs; both nation-wide and here in the Upper Peninsula. 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, call (906) 217-4200. To register for the December CNA class or view the ongoing training schedule, visit