CNA training offered April 11-28 in Battle Creek and Coldwater

CNA students pose for a group photo in class.

Kellogg Community College is accepting applications now for two sections of Nursing Assistant Training Program courses beginning in April.

The upcoming training sections run April 11 through 28 and include a daytime section offered in Battle Creek and an afternoon/evening section offered in Coldwater. The training consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction and is worth three college credits at KCC, where the sections are listed as NURS-105-04 (for Battle Creek) and NURS-105-61 (for Coldwater) in the Academic Catalog.

Nursing Assistant Training is offered at KCC via an 80.5-hour course that prepares students to take the Michigan Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). KCC offers the program throughout the year in full-semester or expedited three-week options such as those offered at the College in April.

In the workplace, nursing assistants provide basic care services under the direction of nursing staff, including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and moving patients. Program graduates who test for and receive their CNA designation often work in nursing care facilities, assisted living centers or as home health care aides. The profession consistently shows growth in year over year job openings and in 2014 offered a median hourly wage of $12.06, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The program also offers future RN students an opportunity to work in a field related to their future profession while working on their nursing degree.

For more information, including information about tuition and fees, visit www.kellogg.edu/nurses-aid-training or contact an Academic Advisor at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu.

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