Certified Nursing Assistant

Training program at Bay College

Nurse wearing blue scrubs holding a stethescope

About the Training Program

The need for dependable bedside nursing care is as prevalent as ever, ranging from hospitals to home health agencies to long-term care facilities. 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.

Bay’s Nurse Aide training program prepares students to work in nursing assistant positions in both Michigan and Wisconsin. The 3-week, 96-hour training, is designed for individuals looking to increase their skillset in a short amount of time and upon completion offers many employment opportunities. The program includes intensive lecture and lab, a clinical component and a state exam preparation.

Upon successful completion of this program, students can apply for Certification by taking the nationally recognized standardized nurse aide competency exam through Prometric for the State of Michigan, and will be listed on the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry.

Training Dates

CNA training is now offered on a monthly basis. To view or register for upcoming Nurse Assistant Training courses, visit mytraining.baycollege.edu.

Cost of Training

Cost of the Certified Nursing Assistant training is $825.00 and due in full at the time of registration. Students must wear navy blue scrubs and white shoes for all class and clinic hours.  Textbook and the optional workbook are available in the Bay College bookstore.


Cancellation Policy

Registrations not canceled five business days before the class begins will not be entitled to a refund. A processing fee of $25.00 may be assessed for all cancellations.

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 because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliations, handicap, veteran or marital status is prohibited.

Some local care facilities may choose to sponsor students by covering the cost of training. We encourage anyone 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.