2013-09-12 / Lifestyles

Bay to offer CNA course

ESCANABA – M-TEC at Bay College will be offering a 120- hour nurse aide training starting Oct. 2. The Certified Nursing Assistant training is designed to provide an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

After successfully completing the course, the graduate will qualify to take the state competency evaluation test for nursing assistants.

The training consists of 120 total hours: 40 hours of classroom lecture, 40 hours laboratory training, and 40 hours of clinical training at a local long term care facility. Classroom and laboratory training will take place at the M-TEC at Bay College in Escanaba.

Certified Nurse Aides may be eligible for reimbursement for the cost of their training and testing fees. Reimbursement is based on successful completion of the competency evaluation and if hired to work at a Medicaid certified nursing facility within twelve months of the completion of testing.

Students are required to pass a criminal background check and attendance at all 120 hours of the training are mandatory. Class size is limited to 16 students and registrations will be taken until all spots are filled. Open registration begins Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. at the M-TEC, located at 2000 North 30th St. Escanaba.

For more information on becoming a CNA, please contact the M-TEC at (906) 217-4106 or (906) 217-4224.

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