Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

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The MHA Nurse Aide Training Program is a “Fast-track” 3-week program that provides the student with all of the training necessary to be eligible to take the Michigan Nurse Aide Exam, which when passed, places your name on the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nurse Aide!

Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (NATP101 & NATP102)
Program length: 3 weeks
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9am – 3pm (first two weeks) and 8am – 2pm (3rd week)

Upcoming 2023 Class Schedule:
Oct. 9-27
Nov. 6-24

Upcoming 2024 Class Schedule:
Jan. 8-24
Feb 5-23
March 4-22
April 8-26
May 6-24
June 3-21
July 8-26
Aug. 5-23
Sept. 9-27
Oct. 7-25
Nov. 4-22
Dec. 2-20


The Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) Nurse Aide Training Program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform basic health care services under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to residents or patients who are residing in an acute or long-term care setting. This program is for students who wish to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s).

Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) is a State of Michigan approved Nurse Aide Training Program, which consists of approximately 90 training hours and includes lecture/theory, laboratory, and clinical instruction.

After successful completion of the Certified Nurse Aide Training Program (NATP), the students will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Competency Evaluation Exam. Once passed, their names will be placed on the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry, and they will be able to start working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)!

Program Objectives

The overall objective of this program is to provide quality healthcare services to residents in long-term care facilities, by nurse aides who can competently perform the following tasks:

  • Form a relationship, communicate and interact competently on a one-to-one basis with the residents.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to residents’ emotional, social, and mental health needs through skillfully directed interactions.
  • Assist residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence.
  • Exhibit behavior in support and promotion of residents’ rights; and
  • Demonstrate the observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of a resident’s health, physical condition, and well-being.
    (The above program objectives reflect current state and federal requirements).

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Group Activities
  • Hands-on training
  • DVD/Video presentation
  • Return Demonstration
  • Professional Guest Instructor
  • Written material
  • Quiz/test
  • Clinical practice on real residents, at our 5-star rated, participating Long-Term Care Facility.

NATP101- Nurse Aide Training Program (Classroom & Laboratory)

During NATP101, each Nurse Aide Student will receive classroom instruction and laboratory skills training. Each student must demonstrate competency in the following areas: Basic Nursing Skills, Personal Care Skills, Mental Health and Social Service’s Needs, Care of the Cognitively Impaired Resident, Basic Restorative Services and Resident’s Rights before advancing to NATP102.

NATP102 – Nurse Aide Training Program (Clinical)

NATP102 consists of the clinical portion of the program. This is where students will put into practice all that they have learned in NATP101 and gain “hands-on” experience with real residents. This portion of the course is held at one of our nearby long-term care facilities. All affiliated long-term care facilities are top-rated to offer the best training experience for our students!

Opportunities for free training:

Michigan Works: Are you unemployed? As a training provider for Michigan Works, Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) students that are unemployed or underemployed may be eligible for free training and program costs. To apply, simply call your local Michigan Works office and let them know that you are interested in attending the Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program at Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA). They will then walk you through the steps and eligibility requirements.

Work agreement: Many of our hospital and facility partners are offering to pay for your training costs in exchange for a 6-month or one-year work agreement. Some facilities will even pay you an hourly wage while you attend classes! If interested, please send an email to registration@mihealthcareacademy.com.

Back on Track: Students who are graduates of the Back on Track Program may be eligible to receive $500.00 towards their Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program. For more information, please visit their website at https://backontrack.education/

Reimbursement for self-paying students: Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) offers a self-pay tuition discount to students who are not eligible for free or reduced training prices from other sources. This is typically our advertised tuition price. In addition, when you self-pay for your training costs, you will be eligible through the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program, for reimbursement up to $951.00 as long as your first job as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is at a facility that accepts Medicaid (most do)! A nursing facility has six months after the CNA’s hire date to reimburse them for training and testing costs. A CNA must secure employment with a certified nursing facility within twelve months of completing his or her testing to be eligible for reimbursement.

Student self-pay tuition price: $799.00 (discount applied for students who do not receive sponsorship or government funding)
Regular tuition price: $1499.00
$150.00 deposit will hold your spot in class. An additional $250.00 is due before the class starts. All deposits will go toward the tuition price.

Lab fee: $99.00

Tuition includes:
Registration Fee
Criminal Background Check
MHA School Patch
American Heart Association BLS/CPR/AED training
Certificate of training (needed for state exam) upon successful completion of  the course
Graduation celebration
Free work placement assistance


  • Must be 17 years of age or older (parental consent needed if under 18 years old)
  • Have a valid State of Michigan ID (driver’s license or State ID card)
  • Show proof of your Social Security Card
  • Show proof of recent Tuberculosis (TB) testing (PPD skin test or Chest X-ray accepted)
  • Consent to and pass a criminal background check
  • Able to read and write in English at a minimum of a 10th grade level
  • Must be able to attend ALL scheduled classes. Failure to attend all scheduled class times will result in dismissal from the program.

*All students must wear white or mostly white, non-skid tennis shoes and a Royal Blue Nursing Uniform. You will be supplied with a Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) iron-on patch that will be applied to your uniform.

*Please bring a notebook, a highlighter, and your winning smile to class! All other supplies are included with your tuition!

**Tuition does not include the Nurse Aide Training Competency Exam which is taken after successful completion of the course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All class cancellations must be in writing and sent to registration@mihealthcareacademy.com. Only partial tuition costs are refundable for the Nurse Aide Training Program. If you need to cancel a program, for any reason, you will be issued the following tuition refund after the refund charge is applied:

20%                    8-14 days before class starts
30%                    5-7days before class starts
50%                    3-4 days before class starts
NO REFUND     1-2 days before class starts and thereafter

*Costs associated with registration fees, textbooks, and school patches are non-refundable.