High-demand direct care health services training available in just six weeks time

For community members seeking a new profession in healthcare services, Mid Michigan College has announced the opening of its Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Short-Term Training program.

At just six weeks in length, the program offers a fast-track entry point into the high-demand field of direct care health services.

Once enrollees complete the requisite 120 hours of training, their certifications allow them to practice in more than 35 states.

"Careers connected to Mid’s Short-Term healthcare-related trainings are ranked among the fastest growing occupations by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including CNAs,” says Kristine Stevens, Director of Business and Industry Training at Mid Michigan College.

For $1,600, enrollees receive CNA Short-Term Training, training materials, and a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and wrist watch. Mid encourages potential enrollees to see if they qualify for MiWorks! Assistance programs, which can reduce or even completely offset the $1,600 tuition.

Mid’s Mt. Pleasant campus will hold CNA Short-Term Training sessions beginning May 13, Aug. 19, and Oct. 28. Its Harrison campus sessions begin March 25, June 10, and Sept. 9.

According to the school, 96 percent of Mid trainees successfully complete the 120 hours of training with an average score of 95 percent on the final exam. What’s more, the school says that 80 percent pass the State certification test on their first try.

"Surveyed graduates have given our CNA Short-Term Training a 97 percent satisfaction rating, something we’re very proud of as an organization," Stevens says.

"We focus on fostering future success by supporting our students and connecting them to employers."

Meanwhile, Mid’s Associate Degree in Nursing program is currently going through the requisite hoops in Washington, D.C. to renew their accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.

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