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• Detroit, Mi • Saint Joseph, MI
2620 W John Beers Rd Stevensville, MI 49127
• Warren, MI


In order to register for a Red Cross CNA program at one of our locations, fill out our Nurse Assistant Training Information Form at the bottom of the page. Once complete, a representative will contact you within one business day. If you decide that CNA classes are right for you, you'll need to complete an Assessment Test or provide verification that you've earned your high school diploma or GED, pass a Red Cross criminal background check, a Red Cross physical form, and a TB test prior to registration. Requirements may change based on the State Regulations, and please make sure to review all the information listed under COURSE REQUIREMENTS.

Course Requirements: Prior to registration.

Training requirements for the Certified Nurse Assistant varies from state to state; these listed items are required for all Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training courses.
Attend a local orientation information session
TABE (reading and math assessment) OR verification of High School diploma or GED
Must pass a criminal background check
Completion of Red Cross physical form/TB test
Upon successful completion of the course, students will qualify to take the State Competency Test to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). The course prepares students to seek employment in various health care settings, including skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, board and care/retirement facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and daycare facilities for the elderly.


Start a New Career in the Medical Field with the American Red Cross CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) Training Program
Imagine a job that rewards you for caring about others…that is exciting and challenging…a job where you make a difference. Whether you’re just starting your career or ready for a change, now is the time to consider becoming a Nurse Assistant. In most states, a Nurse Assistant is referred to as a (CNA).

As a CNA, you will be an important part of today’s world of health care, with knowledge and skills that are always in demand. The Red Cross CNA Training Program prepares individuals with the information and the experience needed to become a Nurse Assistant who will provide quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care, and hospice settings.

The American Red Cross is the premier provider of Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) and has prepared individuals for work in the nursing field for over 100 years. The program is designed with input from educators, caregivers, and long-term industry representatives from across the United States.

Day CNA classes are available in which students learn in a hands-on environment under the eyes of caring and professional nurses, bolstered by a nationally developed Red Cross Curriculum that meets or exceeds state standards. The program places a high emphasis on learning excellent communication skills and the Art of Caregiving to provide compassionate care for people in the health care system. Through lectures, DVDs, role-playing, and laboratory practice, students learn procedural skills such as vital signs, bathing, dressing, and positioning. The classroom is equipped with hospital beds and medical equipment to practice skills prior to the clinical rotation. An emphasis on academics and hands-on skills training, graduates of the NAT program are well prepared for the requirements to pass the state test as well as to be successfully employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare settings. We offer one of the best NAT Programs* in the industry by using a combination of lecture, hands-on/on-site, and audio-video training.

Course Benefits, Small Class Sizes, Accessible Locations (near public transportation), Hands-On Experience, Licensed Instructors with Professional Experience, Course Length 4-8 Weeks


The Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program helps students learn skills that will enable nursing assistants to provide quality care for residents in nursing homes, as well as supplemental information and skills that will enable graduates to provide quality health care for clients at home and patients in hospitals.

In this course, you will learn the following:
CPR/FA/AED, Infection control, How to take vital signs, Range of motion exercises, How to be a valuable and adaptable employee, Communication, teamwork and diversity skills for the workplace, Important skills, and techniques necessary to be a successful Nurse Assistant.
Our course curriculum includes textbook lecture and in-depth instruction in the following areas:
The Art of Caregiving, Promoting Safety, Providing Care, Special Care Instructions, Transitioning from Student to Employee.
The Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training course has two components.

NAT Program Part 1 (Theory)
The first part of our nurse assistant training takes place in the classroom. During classroom training, students will learn all aspects of patient care, through lectures as well as hands-on demonstrations and practice. Students are also certified in CPR. NAT Program Part 2 (Clinical)
Upon completion of the classroom training students will begin the second part of the program which consists of clinical training. During clinical training students will work directly with patients in a health care facility. You will be supervised by a licensed nurse who is approved by the state as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor. During your clinical rotation experience, you will work side by side with other aides, nurses, and medical professionals. You will learn what working as a certified nurse assistant is like every day in a long-term care facility.

Program Highlights

Textbook, Student Handbook, Study Guides & all Skill Supplies, two-year certification in CPR, First Aid and AED, State-of-the-art classrooms & medical equipment, Classroom instruction provided by licensed nurses OR Classroom instruction provided by licensed nurses (RNs, LPNs/LVNs as allowed by state), Hands-on clinical experience at a local long-term care facility, Resume Workshop, Job Fair with local employers, Tutoring available before/after classes, Graduation ceremony with American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Pin, Lifetime Membership as American Red Cross NAT Graduate.

Job Outlook

In 2018, there were 1,513,200 nurses assistants employed in the US. Nurse assistants and CNAs are employed in a variety of facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and home care.
The job growth for Nurse Assistants is faster than average, with an expected growth of 9% or more by 2028. A total of more than 300,000 additional employees will be needed. There are excellent employment opportunities for Nurse Assistants across the nation. The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $28,540 in May 2018.

Top Reasons to become a Red Cross Nurse Assistant

Over 100 years of nursing experience and an industry leader.
Our NAT instructors are state-approved licensed nurses, or our NAT instructors are state-approved licensed nurses (RNs, LPNs/LVNs as allowed by state).
Flexible NAT course locations and schedule, including weekends.
The American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program offers students a chance to learn in a hands-on environment under the eyes of experienced licensed nurses, bolstered by a curriculum that meets or exceeds federal and state standards. Most program sites offer day, evening, and weekend classes in a convenient location to meet student scheduling and transportation needs.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take their state competency examination, and if they pass, be listed on their state's Nurse Aide Registry. The state competency exam includes both a written examination and a skills evaluation. The purpose of the state exam is to make sure that the graduate understands and can safely perform in the role of an entry-level nurse assistant.

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