Q&As

What is a CNA?
C.N.A. stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. A C.N.A. provides hands-on care to patients in hospitals, clients in their homes for home health care agencies, and residents in long-term care settings.
Do I need to be an employee to attend CNA classes?
No. Our classes are open to the general public.

If I am an employee, do I need to pay for my own tuition or state testing fees?

If you are an Aide already working for us, we might be able to adjust the your hours to continue to provide client services and continue to receive a paycheck while attending CNA classes.

If you are already an employee and wish to enroll in the CNA training classes, you may pay for classes through payroll deduction.

Is your CNA training program state certified?
Yes. CNA Academy is an approved Proprietary Nursing Assistant Training School through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. A proprietary school is a school that provide training in a specific trade, occupation or vocation are required to be licensed by the State of Michigan, Proprietary Schools Unit. Students attending these schools do not receive a degree; but may earn a certificate of completion.

What kind of things will I be learning about?
You will learn the basics of nursing and how to provide high quality care to your patients. Once training is completed, you will be fully prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to take the Michigan CNA exam.

Where can I take the Michigan CNA exam?
Information will be provided to you during class with a list of several different testing sites in Michigan. For more information on the state exam, please visit https://www.nursinglicensure.org/cna/michigan-nursing-assistant.html

Will I have to renew my CNA license?
Yes, every two years you must send in a license-renewal form to the state. In Michigan,  you must work a minimum of 8 hours in the last 24 months and have the work verified by a R.N. supervisor to  renew your license before it expires. License renewal before certification expiration insure you will not have to pay for any further training.
Will I be guaranteed employment following successful completion of CNA Academy training?
We do not guarantee employment upon completion of the CNA training program. However, we encourage all eligible applicants to apply for potential CNA positions we may have available.

If you are an Aide already working for us, we might be able to adjust the your hours to continue to provide client services and remain in our employ.

If you are already an employee and wish to enroll in the CNA training classes, you may pay for classes through payroll deduction.

In addition, the C.N.A. Academy also has a close working relationship with many local health providers who are consistently and actively looking for qualified applicants.
Overall, the job market is very good for Certified Nursing Assistants and you are likely to find many opportunities in many different settings.The Academy staff will keep students apprised of available opportunities.