Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Change your life and positively impact the lives of others in just six weeks when you train to be a CNA at Mid!

For a complete listing of training start dates, visit our Upcoming Training Sessions schedule.


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Interested in helping others in a variety of environments and situations?

If you're not interested in working within an assisted living facility, consider our

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Short-Term Training!

Mid's CNA Program gives you specific advantages when compared to competitor programs!

Support For Success

96 % Completion

Mid is dedicated to your success and will be with you every step of the way. 96% of our students complete the program successfully!

Extensive Training

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A full 80-hours in the classroom means you'll have the knowledge, and with 40-clinical hours training at a health care facility, you'll have the experience!

Real Results

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On average, Mid students score 95% on their final exam.

Be Better Prepared

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80% of Mid students who take the state certification test, pass on their first attempt!

Program Proud

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Surveyed graduates give Mid's CNA & Phlebotomy programs a 97% satisfaction rating.

Take Your Career With You

Mid's 120 hour CNA certificate transfers to over 35 states -- from Alabama to Washington.

Certification from our CNA program can transfer to the following 35 states:

This rewarding career can launch your goal of becoming a healthcare professional. Many CNAs go on to earn nursing or other health professional credentials. Jobs for CNAs are in high demand. Employment is expected to grow by 17% over the next few years. Mid's CNA program trains students to provide direct care in residential care or hospital settings.

What will I learn?

This six-week class is divided into two parts, and includes 80 hours of classroom activities and skill practice time in the laboratory, and 40 hours of supervised clinical practice at an area health care agency.

When finished with the program, you will be able to

  • Assist patients and residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with clients, families and other health team members.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client's emotional, social, and physical needs through sensitive interactions and behaviors.
  • Display an attitude of understanding of client's rights.
  • Demonstrate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of client's health and well being.

How much does it cost?

Currently the Program fee is $1,600.

  • Textbook & workbook, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and wrist watch are included in the cost of tuition.

For qualified individuals, MI Works! or MI Rehab Services funding can offset course costs. Check with your local agency to find out if you qualify and for how much.

The student will be responsible for:

  • State Certification Testing Fee
  • Scrubs (not royal blue), and waterproof tennis shoes
  • Trainees need current negative 2-step TB test
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is recommended.

Note: Federal Financial Aid is not available for this program.

An employed CNA, working in a Medicare or Medicaid participating facility, that incurred the costs of training can be reimbursed $1,100 by their employer. For more information about reimbursement, you can visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

Job/Career Outlook

CNAs earn competitive wages and work in a variety of settings:
  • Hospitals
  • In-Home Healthcare Organizations
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Hospice
  • Long Term Care
  • Assisted Living Facilities


  • Median Pay: Approx. $14.56/hour or $30,290/year.

Employment Outlook 2021-2031*

  • 5% or Much faster than average.

*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What our students say...

I chose Mid because it was close in proximity and a better financial choice. I gained a lot of knowledge and experiences from this class, as well as some good friends.

-- Brooke B.
I really liked the option to take this class in just a few months. I am a Pre-PA student and I took this class to gain patient care experience. I came in with zero experience but now I feel much more confident in providing patient care and starting my career. This class taught me so much about being a good healthcare worker and I'm very excited to begin working.

-- Lydia G.
Terry was a phenomenoal instructor for the CNA course. I learned a lot more than I thought I could in the span of 8 weeks. She is very knowledgable and efficient in teaching. I feel very prepared to work in the field as a CNA. 10/10 experience!

-- Madison K.
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