KCC accepting applications for Nurse Aide Training Program

CNA students pose for a group photo in class.

Kellogg Community College is accepting applications now from individuals interested in the College’s Nurse Aide Training Program, which has seats available for the class beginning Dec. 1.

The training program is an 80.5-hour course that prepares students to take the Michigan Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants. KCC offers the program throughout the year in full-semester or expedited three-week options; the next cohort runs Dec. 1 through 18 on the College’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

The three-credit course is listed as NURS-105-04 at KCC and consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction.

Nursing assistants provide basic care services under the direction of nursing staff, including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and moving patients. 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 2013 offered a mean hourly wage of $12.51, 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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