KCC offering CNA training July 19-Aug. 8 in Albion, Battle Creek and Coldwater

CNA students pose for a group photo during class.

Kellogg Community College is accepting applications now for three-week sections of Nursing Assistant Training Program courses beginning July 19.

Upcoming training sections are offered from July 19 through Aug. 8 on KCC campuses in Albion, Battle Creek and Coldwater. The Battle Creek section is offered in the daytime, while Albion and Coldwater sections are offered in the afternoons and evenings.

KCC’s Nursing Assistant Training consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction and is worth three college credits. The training is offered at KCC via an 80.5-hour course – listed as NURS-105 in the Academic Catalog – 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 this summer.

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.

Nursing Assistant Training also is a great way for university students who are home for the summer to get valuable health care experience hours necessary for admission into many colleges’ health programs. The program also offers future nursing 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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