Nurse Aide Training

CNA students pose for a group photo in class.

Kellogg Community College’s Nursing Assistant Training Program is an 80.5-hour credited NURS 105 course approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The training program prepares students to take the Michigan Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). KCC offers the program throughout the year in full-semester or expedited three-week options; see a schedule of programs offered this fall below.

The Nurse Aide Training Program at KCC consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction with an emphasis on long-term care and the integration of concepts from acute care and home health care. Classroom hours focus on theory while laboratory hours focus on the attainment of skills that are necessary for the nursing assistant to possess. Clinical hours focus on implementing skills obtained in the laboratory and take place in a long-term care setting.

For more information about KCC’s Nurse Aide Training Program, view our Nurse Aide Training Program Information Sheet, which includes answers to common questions about the Nurse Aide Training Program at KCC. If you still have questions after reading this sheet, email your questions to the contacts listed below. Contact KCC’s Financial Aid Department with questions about financial aid.

Fall 2015 CNA Training


Dates Location
Sept. 14-Oct. 1 Eastern Academic Center
Oct. 26-Nov. 12 Eastern Academic Center

Battle Creek

Dates Location
Sept. 14-Oct. 1 North Avenue campus
Oct. 5-Oct. 22 North Avenue campus
Oct. 26-Nov. 12 North Avenue campus
Nov. 23-Dec. 10 North Avenue campus
Sept. 22-Dec. 10 North Avenue campus


Dates Location
Oct. 5-Oct. 22 Grahl Center
Nov. 23-Dec. 10 Grahl Center
Sept. 21-Dec. 7 Grahl Center


Pamela Edwards-Foy, RN
Nurses Aide Training Program Coordinator
Phone: 269-965-3931 ext. 2362

Michigan Nursing Assistant Testing

Kellogg Community College is a regional test site for Michigan Nurse Assistant Testing. This is an examination for those who have completed their clinical skills training in a nursing assistant program. The exam has very strict guidelines for applicant identification and payment. The examination includes a demonstration of clinical skills and a written portion, which is computer-based.

All testing is processed and scheduled by Prometric. Students wishing to schedule their test should visit Prometric’s Michigan Nurse Aide Exam Webpage. Payment must be submitted with application in the form of money order, cashier’s check, sponsoring facility check, credit card, or debit card. No personal checks are accepted. Once Prometric receives and processes the application and payment, the student will receive an email of their testing location, date, and time. If the student has chosen Kellogg Community College as their preferred testing site, their test will most likely take place on a Friday at 9am. Students wishing to reschedule their exam must pay an additional fee to Prometric.

Questions regarding the testing process can be directed to the KCC Nursing Department at 269-660-2318 or by calling Prometric at 800-752-4724.

***Scholarships now available for Students who have completed the Nurse Aide Training Program at KCC within the last 60 days and need financial assistance to take the certification exam. Download and complete the application now: KCC Nurse Aide Certification Testing Scholarship Application.