Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), also known as nurse aides or nursing assistants, play an important role in the patient care team. CNAs are responsible for helping patients with their daily activities, such as dressing, bathing and personal hygiene, taking vital signs and sanitizing patient rooms. CNAs work under the supervision of licensed practical nurses and/or registered nurses, and many CNAs advance their careers and eventually take on senior nursing roles. Nursing assistant training programs are relatively quick to complete, making this an excellent entry point to a career in nursing. In Michigan, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $29,200, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Michigan

The first step in becoming a CNA in Michigan is completing a state-approved nursing assistant training program. CNA training programs are offered at many community colleges, technical schools, nursing homes and medical facilities across the state, as well as in some high schools. For more information about admissions requirements for CNA programs in Michigan, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training programs vary in length and generally take between 4 and 12 weeks to complete. Some programs, such as the one offered at Career Quest, take as little as 3 weeks to finish. CNA training programs include a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory instruction and hands-on clinical practice under the supervision of an LPN or RN.
  • Program Cost: The cost of CNA training varies from school to school. When researching the cost of a CNA training program, make sure to factor in tuition, lab and/or school fees, textbooks, uniforms, certification exam fees and the cost of TB testing and a criminal background check. As one example of program costs, the CNA training program at Health Care Solutions & Career Group in Detroit costs $575 in 2019 and includes tuition, textbooks, and job placement assistance.
  • Board Approved Programs: Each state has its own unique set of requirements for CNA training, so it is important to choose a program that meets your home state's standards. In Michigan, CNA training programs must include a minimum of 75 total hours of training, with 59 hours dedicated to classroom training and 16 hours of manual skills instruction. The State of Michigan Bureau of Community and Health Systems oversees the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry and offers a listing of state-approved training programs for students to choose from. To find out more, check out the CNA certification requirements in Michigan.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Many students prefer the convenience and flexibility of online programs. More and more schools are offering this option for the didactic portion of the CNA program. The hands-on clinical portion of the program will still take place in-person, even if your school offers online learning options. Traditional on-campus programs are always available for those who prefer a more collaborative learning experience.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Michigan

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Michigan, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Albion, MI

SchoolContact Information
Kellogg Community College Eastern Academic Center
CNA Programs
14055 26 Mile Rd
Albion, MI 49224
(517) 630-8169

Ann Arbor, MI

SchoolContact Information
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 973-3300

Auburn, MI

SchoolContact Information
TRI-CITY CNA ACADEMY LLC
CNA Programs
404 W Midland Rd STE C
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 450-2999

Battle Creek, MI

SchoolContact Information
Kellogg Community College
CNA Programs
450 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-3931

Bay City, MI

SchoolContact Information
Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center
CNA Programs
4155 Monitor Road
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 686-4770

Benton Harbor, MI

SchoolContact Information
Lake Michigan College
CNA Programs
2755 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 927-1000
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor Campus
CNA Programs
2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 927-1000

Big Rapids, MI

SchoolContact Information
Mecosta-Osceola Career Center (MOCC)
15830 190th Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-5805

Bloomfield Hills, MI

SchoolContact Information
Covenant Academy
CNA Programs
43996 Woodward Ave #210
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(248) 481-6602

Cadillac, MI

SchoolContact Information
Agape Health Care Schools Cadillac
CNA Programs
221 N Mitchell St
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 577-9885

Centreville, MI

SchoolContact Information
Glen Oaks Community College
CNA Programs
62249 Shimmel Rd
Centreville, MI 49032
(269) 467-9945

Clare, MI

SchoolContact Information
Clare CNA Training Center
CNA Programs
5757 E. Pere Marquette
Clare, MI 48617
(989) 339-0402

Dearborn, MI

SchoolContact Information
Henry Ford College
CNA Programs
5101 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 845-9600

Detroit, MI

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Cass Park
CNA Programs
2727 Second Ave, Suite 136
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 576-4120
Career Essentials Learning Center
11815 Joseph Campau Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 365-3700
Detroit Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
11801 Woodrow Wilson St
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 852-0300
Genanscot Services
CNA Programs
17800 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48224
(313) 647-9860
Health Care Solutions and Career Group
CNA Programs
15800 W McNichols Rd #233
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 270-4550
Laersi Era Medical Training
CNA Programs
5555 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48213
(313) 571-3398
Odyssey Educational Center
CNA Programs
18455 James Couzens Fwy
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 341-7512
Wayne County Community College
801 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 496-2600
Yes We CNA
CNA Programs
18820 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 400-7668

Dowagiac, MI

SchoolContact Information
Southwestern Michigan College
CNA Programs
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(800) 456-8675
Southwestern Michigan College
CNA Programs
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(800) 456-8675

East Jordan, MI

SchoolContact Information
Grandvue Medical Care Facility
CNA Programs
1728 S Peninsula Rd
East Jordan, MI 49727
(231) 536-2286

Escanaba, MI

SchoolContact Information
Bay College
2001 N Lincoln Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 786-5802

Farmington Hills, MI

SchoolContact Information
Excelling Nursing Academy
CNA Programs
25820 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 313-2275

Flint, MI

SchoolContact Information
Charter Health Care Training Center
CNA Programs
1055 Charter Dr
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 202-8646
Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
2400 Saginaw St
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 232-9102
Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
2400 Saginaw St
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 232-9102
Genesee Health Careers
CNA Programs
3308 Miller Rd G
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 407-8126
Mott Community College
CNA Programs
1401 E Court St
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 762-0200
Serenity Health Training Institute - Flint
CNA Programs
3710 Davison Road
Flint, MI 48506
(810) 265-7753

Fremont, MI

SchoolContact Information
Newaygo County Career Tech Center
CNA Programs
4645 W 48th St
Fremont, MI 49412
(231) 924-0380

Grand Rapid, MI

SchoolContact Information
Walker Medical Instructional
CNA Programs
1035 4 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapid, MI 49544
(616) 784-3001

Grand Rapids, MI

SchoolContact Information
Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
110 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 243-6877
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 234-4000
Kent Career Technical Center
CNA Programs
1655 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 364-8421
Ross Medical Education Center Grand Rapids
CNA Programs
1624 Woodworth St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 588-2203
Stepping Stones Educational System, Inc.
CNA Programs
2012 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 245-1255

Grandville, MI

SchoolContact Information
Grand Valley State University
CNA Programs
3035 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 532-4200

Greenville, MI

SchoolContact Information
Flat River Medical
CNA Programs
202 S Lafayette St
Greenville, MI 48838
(989) 287-0228

Harrison, MI

SchoolContact Information
Mid Michigan College
CNA Programs
1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625
(989) 386-6622

Holland, MI

SchoolContact Information
Careerline Tech Center
CNA Programs
13663 Port Sheldon St
Holland, MI 49424
(877) 702-8601

Howell, MI

SchoolContact Information
MediLodge of Howell
CNA Programs
1333 W Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
(517) 548-1900

Ithaca, MI

SchoolContact Information
Gratiot-Isabella RESD
CNA Programs
1131 E Center St
Ithaca, MI 48847
(989) 875-5101

Jackson, MI

SchoolContact Information
Career Quest Learning Center
CNA Programs
209 W Washington Ave., Ste 241
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 990-9595
Jackson Area Career Center
CNA Programs
6800 Browns Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 768-5200

Kalamazoo, MI

SchoolContact Information
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
CNA Programs
6767 W O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 488-4400
Ross Medical Education Center Kalamazoo
CNA Programs
5177 W Main St Suite A,
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(866) 815-5578

Kingsford, MI

SchoolContact Information
Technical Education Center
CNA Programs
300 North Blvd
Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 779-2697

Lansing, MI

SchoolContact Information
Lansing Community College- Health and Human Services Building
CNA Programs
515 Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-1957

Livonia, MI

SchoolContact Information
Schoolcraft College
CNA Programs
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 462-4400

Madison Heights, MI

SchoolContact Information
Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy - Madison Heights Campus
CNA Programs
31779 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 543-1230

Marquette, MI

SchoolContact Information
Superior Pro Training
CNA Programs
5099 W. US-41
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 273-2225

Mason, MI

SchoolContact Information
Wilson Talent Center
CNA Programs
611 Hagadorn Rd
Mason, MI 48854
(517) 244-1330

Midland, MI

SchoolContact Information
Delta College Midland Center
CNA Programs
1025 Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48642
(989) 495-4010
Education and Training Connection Midland
CNA Programs
884 East Isabella Road
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-5202
Ross Medical Education Center Midland
CNA Programs
2600 N Saginaw Rd Suite B,
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 633-3068

Monroe, MI

SchoolContact Information
Monroe County Community College
CNA Programs
1555 S Raisinville Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 242-7300

New Baltimore, MI

SchoolContact Information
Career Health Studies Training Corp
CNA Programs
47031 Gratiot Ave
New Baltimore, MI 48051
(586) 229-2484

Niles, MI

SchoolContact Information
Lake Michigan College Niles Campus
CNA Programs
1905 Foundation Drive
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 695-1391

Oak Park, MI

SchoolContact Information
Hazy Institute
CNA Programs
21700 Greenfield Rd #264,
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 850-7110

Petoskey, MI

SchoolContact Information
North Central Michigan College
CNA Programs
1515 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
(888) 298-6605

Port Huron, MI

SchoolContact Information
St. Clair County Community College
CNA Programs
323 Erie St
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 984-3881

Redford, MI

SchoolContact Information
Barnabas Healthcare School of Pro.
CNA Programs
24634 Five Mile Rd., Ste 35
Redford, MI 48239
(313) 550-3615

Redford Charter Twp, MI

SchoolContact Information
Mary Lee Community Health & Training Center
CNA Programs
25548 Five Mile Road
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239
(313) 286-3031

Roscommon, MI

SchoolContact Information
Kirtland Community College
CNA Programs
10775 N St Helen Rd
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 275-5000
Kirtland Community College
10775 N St Helen Rd
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 275-5000

Saginaw, MI

SchoolContact Information
1st Step CNA Training LLC
CNA Programs
4015 State St
Saginaw, MI 48603
(989) 401-9898
Davis Training Institute
CNA Programs
5151 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 790-3779
Saginaw Career Complex
CNA Programs
2102 Weiss St
Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 399-6150

Scottville, MI

SchoolContact Information
West Shore Community College
3000 N Stiles Rd
Scottville, MI 49454
(231) 845-6211

South Haven, MI

SchoolContact Information
Lake Michigan College South Haven Campus
CNA Programs
125 Veterans Blvd.
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-7500

Southfield, MI

SchoolContact Information
Abcott Institute
CNA Programs
16250 Northland Dr #205
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 440-6020
Michigan Health Institute
CNA Programs
15565 Northland Park Ct
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 327-6421
Serenity Health Training Institute - Southfield
CNA Programs
20245 W 12 Mile Rd, Suite 217
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 828-6562

Southgate, MI

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Downriver
CNA Programs
14101 Leroy Street
Southgate, MI 48195
(313) 576-4120

Traverse City, MI

SchoolContact Information
Agape Health Care Schools Traverse City
CNA Programs
10781 E Cherry Bend Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 577-9885
Grand Traverse Pavilions
CNA Programs
1000 Pavillions Cir
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 932-3000
Integrity Health Training School - CNA Program
CNA Programs
N S, 2062 US-31 a,
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 946-3000
Northern Michigan Health Training School CNA
CNA Programs
1396 Douglas Dr #22c
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 941-1000
Northwestern Michigan College
CNA Programs
1701 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 995-1000

University Center, MI

SchoolContact Information
Delta College
1961 Delta Rd
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 686-9000

Wakefield, MI

SchoolContact Information
Gogebic Medical Care Facility
CNA Programs
402 North St
Wakefield, MI 49968
(906) 224-9811

Warren, MI

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Warren Training Center
CNA Programs
13260 East Eleven Mile Road
Warren, MI 48089
(313) 576-4120
Macomb Community College
CNA Programs
14500 Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
(586) 445-7999

Waterford Twp, MI

SchoolContact Information
Warren Health Academy
CNA Programs
3691 Sashabaw Rd
Waterford Twp, MI 48329
(248) 461-6620

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