Nurse Aide

The Nurse Aide program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan combines classroom lectures with hands-on practice in labs and clinical settings to expose students to the topics, concepts and skills Nurse Aides frequently use in the workplace. Nurse Aides often assist in providing basic patient care to those in hospitals and long-term care facilities (such as Nursing Homes). Upon successful completion of the Nursing Aide training program offered at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan, graduates will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation. A certified nurse aide (CNA) must complete a training program and pass a knowledge and a clinical skills test in order to be registered and work in long term care facilities in Michigan.


Nurse Aide Training in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy offers Nurse Aide training in Michigan at the following locations:

Bay City
Bay City, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
New Boston
New Boston, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy

Nurse Aide Training Program

The 80 clock-hour Nurse Aide Training Program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan offers a combination of classroom lectures, lab sessions, and clinical practice allowing students to gain skills valuable to the Nurse Aide professional. Topics covered in this nurse aide training program include:

  • Long Term Care Facility and Residents
  • Resident Rights
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Infection Control
  • Safety and Emergency
  • Personal Skills Introduction
  • Care of Cognitively-Impaired Residents
  • Vital Signs, Height, and Weight
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Restorative and Rehabilitative Care
  • Care for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Depression
  • Death and Dying
  • Communicable Disease
  • …and more!

Nurse Aide Training

The Nurse Aide training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan is geared towards preparing students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain an entry-level position as a Nurse’s Aide in a healthcare facility. The Nurse Aide training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan will provide students with the opportunity to learn basic knowledge and practical experience in terminology, procedures and techniques that a Nurse’s Aide may encounter in the workplace. Nurse Aide students follow the curriculum of instruction as described in the 2006 State of Michigan Nurse Aide Training Curriculum Model. The Nurse Aide Training Program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy meets or exceeds Federal requirements for Nurse Aide training. A nurse aide certification exam review is included in the nurse aide training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan. This nurse aide training program is designed to prepare students for both the written and hands-on skills portions of the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation.


Nurse Aide Jobs and Career Outlook

A career as a Nurse Aide can be a rewarding and challenging occupation in the healthcare field. Nurse Aides provide basic care and assist residents with daily activities which may include, but are not limited to cleaning and bathing, dressing, turning and transferring patients, listening to patients health concerns and communicating them to a nurse, taking patient vital signs, and serving meals and helping patients eat.

Upon CNA certification, Nurse Aides most often work in nursing care facilities; however, they may also be found working in hospitals, residential care facilities, and with home health care service providers. Graduates who successfully complete the Nurse Aide program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Competency Evaluation.

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing assistants and orderlies (positions that can be filled by Nurse Aides) is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.*

Furthermore, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of nursing assistants (positions that can be filled by Nurse Aides) is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026. Employment of orderlies (positions that can also be filled by Nurse Aides) is projected to grow by 6.4% from 2016 to 2026.**


Looking for CNA classes in Michigan?

Are you looking for CNA classes in Michigan? If so, take the first step towards your journey to becoming a CNA. Classes in the Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy’s Nurse Aide program are starting soon. Graduates who successfully complete the Nurse Aide program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Competency Evaluation, however, Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy makes no promise or guarantee of a graduate’s successful outcome of any certification examination or ability to gain certification or recognition by any professional registry. See below for upcoming classes for our Nurse Aide program.

Nurse Aide program classes in Bay City, MI

Daytime classes
Class begins November 26, 2018
Class begins December 17, 2018 (Class meets 12/17-12/21, 12/27-12/28, and 1/2-1/4)

 

Evening classes
Class begins November 26, 2018

Nurse Aide program classes in New Boston, MI

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm (visited April 28, 2018).

**Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, Nursing Assistants (SOC Code:  31-1014) and Orderlies (SOC Code:  31-1015), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2026_MI.xlsx (visited July 14, 2018).