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ANNOUNCEMENT: BMCC has transitioned Email and Single Sign-On services to Microsoft, please check for more information.

NOTICE: The wearing of masks are no longer required to enter BMCC properties. However, sanitation stations (masks and hand sanitizer) will remain at each entrance.

Certified Nurse Aide

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

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.

The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $30,310 in May 2021.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Nursing Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 471,160 33.48 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 386,510 6.91 $ 16.92 $ 35,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 140,850 15.80 $ 15.15 $ 31,520
Home Health Care Services 83,560 5.52 $ 14.39 $ 29,930
Employment Services 38,910 1.12 $ 16.83 $ 35,000

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

Tanecia Hallai, Health and Fitness Department Chair and Faculty
Office Phone: (906) 248-8475

Diana McKenzie, Science Department Chair and Faculty
Office Phone: (906) 248-8473