Certified Nurse Aide

Certified Nurse Aide - Certificate of Completion

This program prepares the student to provide basic patient care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Once completed the student will be eligible to take the state exam to be certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Employment opportunities for CNA’s primarily include hospitals, home care and long-term care facilities.

CNA Classroom Photo 1 CNA Classroom Photo 2

CNA Mannequin Photo 1 CNA Mannequin Photo 2

Employment Information

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 220,200 openings for nursing assistants and orderlies are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Salary Information

All of the following information is sourced from O*NET OnLine.
O*NET OnLine is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.

In Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area:


  • Workers on average earn $36,650.
  • 10% of workers earn $30,430 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $39,400 or more.

In Michigan:


  • Workers on average earn $36,130.
  • 10% of workers earn $30,310 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $40,650 or more.

In the United States:


  • Workers on average earn $35,760.
  • 10% of workers earn $28,030 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $45,940 or more.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data

BMCC Pass Rates

  Academic Year   Knowledge   Skill   Overall
  2022-2023, fall and spring   100   100   100

Know Before You Go

BMCC’s Nurse Aide Training Program prepares students to sit for the State of Michigan’s Nurse Aide Certification examination. The course will provide students with hands-on skills practice before entering the clinical setting. At the beginning of class, and prior to clinicals, each student MUST:

After successful completion, the course instructor will provide the State of Michigan’s proctoring software, HeadMaster, with student information. After this time, students may register for the skills and knowledge portions of the Nurse Aide Certification examination.

Program Requirements and Fees

Note: Immunization fees are subject to change based on the administering location.


  • TB Two-Step Skin test: $10-20 per step.
  • Influenza: $0-$60
  • Covid 19: $0-$200
  • Blood titer: varies on the laboratory completing the test.
  • iCHAT criminal history background check $10
  • Uniform Scrub set: $20-$50
  • Text Book: $19.20-$38.21
  • Workbook: $16.98

Contact Us

To learn more about the Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Completion Programs, please contact:

Carrie A. Perez, MSN RN
Director of Nursing Program
Email:  [email protected]
Office Phone: (906) 248-8498