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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Serenity Health Training Institute offers a 2 week CNA program in the mornings and afternoons. The training you receive includes, but is not limited to, bathing, feeding, dressing patients, observing physical and/or mental changes and vitals. There is a total combination of 22 skills that are taught by lecture, hands on training, and videos. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the nurse aide exam to become certified by the State of Michigan. The CNA program is also offered on the weekends to provide a more flexible schedule to working students.

Program Objective

This program is designed to teach students hands-on care to residents of a long-term care facility as well as private residence. The student is trained in how to meet the needs of the resident's physical and psychosocial needs, and to provide a safe environment for the resident while fulfilling responsibilities to the employer. It further prepares the student to pass the state certification test for Nurse Assistant.


The mission of the program is to develop skillful, critical thinking and caring Nurse assistants who will function within the roles and responsibilities as required by the State of Michigan. Serenity Health Training Institute’s Nurse Assistant program is designed to prepare qualified individuals to become safe and effective Nurse Assistants. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the program competency evaluation, which is the required test for state certification.

Whether desiring to meet state licensure requirements and practice as a Nurse assistant, or continuing on with more advanced Nurse education, Serenity Health Training Institute prepares students through classroom instruction, assisted tutoring, hands-on lab practice, and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the program and passing the state certification exam, graduates earn the formal designation of CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant).

Program Description

Serenity Health Training Institute’s Nurse Assistant training program is designed as a pre-Nursing course and prepares the student for entry level positions on the Nursing career path. Instruction is presented in the basic sciences as it relates to the human body and health.

Coordination of theory and skill proficiency is utilized during the student's clinical experience while caring for a variety of patients. Graduates of the Nurse Assistant training course qualify to take the Michigan Board of Nursing test for Certified Nurse Assistants.

Total Hours: 75 hours

Duration/Schedule of classes:
1. Day Classes (2 weeks) Monday through Wednesday, 8:00a.m. – 5:45 pm. (Second Week Clinical- Wednesday/Thursday 6:45 a.m. – 3:45 pm. Site to be determined).
2. Evening Classes (3 weeks) Mon – Fri. 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Class Didactic First Week: Mon– Thurs and Second Week Mon/Tues from 5:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Class Lab Second Week Wed/Thur & Third Week Mon/Tues 5:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Third Week Clinical- Wednesday/Thursday 6:45 a.m. – 3:45 pm (site to be determined).
3. Weekend Classes (6 weeks) Saturdays, 9:00am – 6:30pm
Class Didactic Weeks 1-4; Lab Weeks 4/5; Clinical Wednesdays/Thursdays after the 6th Saturday

Curriculum includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Taking and recording temperature, blood pressure
  • Patient assistance skills - feeding, dressing and bathing
  • Measuring food and liquid intake and output
  • Patient care skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Related anatomy and physiology
  • Safety and body mechanics
  • Patient Abuse Prevention
  • Patient Rights Advocacy
  • Communication Skills

Upon successful completion of the Nurse Assistant program and passing the State of Michigan exam, candidates receive the designation of Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Program Cost covers:

  • Complimentary Textbooks & ID Card (must be returned at the end of the program)
  • School Patch
  • Professional liability Insurance
  • Tutoring
  • Job Placement Assistance

Limited Seats Available

Sign Up Online or Come In-Person (by appointment only). We will contact within 72-hours
CNA Tuition Fee: $895
You will be given a start date after the following has been received:
1. Completed online application OR in person application (by appointment only)
2. Paid the $250 enrolment fee which will include the $40 non refundable application fee.
3. Turn in state-wide background check (Students are responsible for this but can be done at School for $20)
4. Drug screening (students are responsible for this but can be done at $20)
5. Scrubs (students are responsible for this but can be purchased at the school for $25-$35 depending on student's size)
6. TB screening not offered in school. Students are responsible for this

Please note the following exclusion:
1. Michigan State Police Background check fees are not included in tuition.
2. Uniforms are not included in tuition.
3. Drug screening are not included in tuition.
4. TB screening are not included in tuition.

Please note that a favorable state-wide background investigation report from the MI State Police Department and a national sex offender registry check is required. As per policy: School must determine that the nurse aide trainee has not been convicted or found guilty by a court of law of: a. abusing, neglecting or mistreating the elderly or infirm; or b. misappropriating a resident's property; or 2. has not had a finding of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of a resident's property placed on the Nurse Aide Registry or the Direct Service Worker Registry.

The Certified Nurse Assistant Program is approved by the Michigan Bureau of Community and Health Systems. The program is 40 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of skills lab and 16 hours of clinical training in a long term facility caring for actual residents.
In an effort to standardize the certification and reciprocity processes of the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry, the Michigan Bureau of Community and Health Systems has regulatory oversight of the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry and has partnered with Prometric to deliver Nurse Aide Competency Evaluations (examinations). Serenity Health Training Institute is not an in-facility testing site. Upon completion of classroom and clinical hours, students are required to contact Prometric for testing. Please refer to the following Link for additional information or call Prometric at 800-752-4724.

Following completion of Nurse Assistant Training and certification, the individual will be eligible to apply for employment in long-term care facilities, acute care settings, clinics, and home health agencies.