The nurse aide program is designed to prepare an individual to fulfill the role of direct caregiver/nursing aide. The course emphasizes the skills and behaviors that are significant to employers of nurse aides.
This course includes classroom activities, skills practice time in the laboratory, and supervised clinical practice at a long-term care facility. Students are expected to show competency in skills before the clinical portion of the course in order to proceed and complete the course. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the clinical and written exams required for certification as a nurse aide in the State of Michigan.