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Nursing Assistant Training Program

The Nursing Assistant Preparation course is open only to students who are officially admitted to the nursing assistant training program.

Students may take the Nursing Assistant Preparation course (NATP 110) alone or may complete the course along with the other courses listed if a Schoolcraft skills certificate is desired. Both options provide students with eligibility to take the state CENA (competency evaluated nursing assistant) exam. The state of Michigan exam is comprised of written and clinical skills evaluations.

This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level nursing assistant position with potential for employment opportunities primarily in extended care facilities with some application to hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, and patients’ homes. Classroom lectures, hands-on practice of skills as well as supervised experience in an extended care facility are provided. This program meets federal and state requirements and is offered at the Livonia campus.

The nursing assistant training program has pre-admission requirements that are reviewed each year. Students must also meet health and clinical requirements and be able to pass a criminal background check and urine drug screen. It is essential to contact the Admissions and Welcome Center for a current copy of the requirements to enter the program. Students are admitted several times each year.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. All program required courses must have been completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.


Credential Options


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  • Nursing

Courses Offered


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