Nurse Aide

The Nurse Aide Training Program prepares students to provide basic personal care under the direction of nursing or medical personnel.  The goal of providing personal care to assist persons in attaining and maintaining functional independence.  The course includes skills in bathing, hygiene measures, bed making, obtaining vital signs, and therapeutic communication.  The Nurse Aide Training Program is approved by the State of Michigan.

GCC offers a 120 hour Nurse Aide course several times per year and at several sites in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Applicants must meet admission requirements. Eligible applicants must be able to perform at the reading comprehension level of English 100. These requirements can be met by completing an Accuplacer exam, submitting ACT scores from within the last three years, or submitting college transcripts to determine English levels. After successful completion of the Nurse Aide Training Program the student is eligible to complete a state registry skills and theory examination in order to become a Certified Nurse Aide.

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All Allied Health students have additional requirements. The clinical sites require criminal background checks and a criminal history be conducted before students begin clinical assignments. The clinical agency reserves the right to accept or deny any student for clinical privileges.  Applicants need to be aware that any history of misdemeanor and/or felony or past abuse may make them ineligible to meet clinical and program requirements. 

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