Career Quest Learning Centers’ (CQLN) Jackson campus is helping to address Michigan’s shortage of healthcare workers by offering CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) certification to individuals interested in beginning a healthcare career.
“As baby boomers are retiring from the healthcare field, they’re also increasing the demand for healthcare,” explained CQLC President Melissa Soderberg. “This creates an opportunity for people starting their careers and we’re here to help them do just that.”
Students who sign up for the CNA program can prepare for their Michigan Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) and CPR and Basic Life Support certifications, preparing them for possible careers including: Certified Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide and Direct Care Workers.
CNA students will learn:
- Assisting residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence
- Basic nursing skills
- Personal care skills
- Supporting and promoting patients’ rights
- Demonstrating skills needed in assessing health and well-being
Students will attend classes at the Jackson campus (209 E. Washington Ave. Suite 241), with clinical externships taking place at healthcare facilities in the community. The 84-hour program will offer three semester credits.
Potential students can visit www.careerquest.edu/courses-programs/healthcare/certified-nurse-aide-cna or call 877-365-8144 for more information on the CNA program.