Schoolcraft program code # CRT.00321
The Nursing Assistant Course is open only to students who are officially admitted to the college. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or email@example.com for more information.
The Nursing Assistant Course (6 credits) provides students with the opportunity for an entry-level healthcare position primarily in extended care facilities, home health agencies, or hospitals. The course is three days a week and offered each seven weeks in the fall, winter, and spring semesters. A five-day-a-week (over four weeks) course is offered during the summer semester. Students who meet the course requirements are eligible to take the Michigan nursing assistant exam to be on the state registry.
The nursing assistant course is approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Community and Health Systems. A minimum overall grade of 75% for theory and satisfactory completion of laboratory and clinical competencies is needed for successful course completion and eligibility to take the Michigan nursing assistant exam. Computerized testing is required during this course. Students must meet health and clinical requirements, have a negative drug screen on the first attempt (marijuana use still prohibited), and pass a criminal background check.
The Schoolcraft College Nursing Assistant Training Program Skills Certificate is a minimum sixteen credit option that provides the nursing assistant with a college certificate that prepares students for further studies in healthcare. Students do not need to complete the certificate program to be eligible to take the state exam. Students who opt to complete the skills certificate need to complete the nursing assistant course (6 credits) and complete a minimum of another 10 general education credits for a minimum of at least 16 credits.
Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them and assist with meeting any financial aid requirements per semester. Students should also discuss course GPA requirements for future healthcare program requirements. Not all courses are offered each semester. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.