Michigan is an Upper Midwestern state with rich natural beauty throughout its expanse. Many of its nearly 10 million residents live in one of the major cities, including Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids. The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is located between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron while the Upper Peninsula borders Lake Superior and has fabulous sand dunes to explore in the summer. With many scenic byways found between some major metropolitan areas, Michigan is a fun state for any resident and especially for CNAs who can work at one of the state’s 151 hospitals or nearly 47,000 nursing homes.
– Capital: Lansing
– Minimum Wage: $8.50
– Number of Hospitals: 151
– Number of Nursing Homes: 46,970
– Total Population: 9,909,877
– Population (ages 45-64): 2,762,132
– Population (ages 65+): 1,530,052
– Population (ages 85+): 210,821
– University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
– Kalamazoo College
– Hope College
Michigan’s Department of Long-Term Care regulates and approves in-state CNA programs. Programs must have a minimum of 75 hours of training altogether, and 16 hours must be performed at a local healthcare facilities where students will gain hands-on experience. However, some institutions offer programs with more hours than this. Programs include training in basic nursing skills, medical terminology, patient safety and more. Those who have completed CNA training out-of-state may be eligible to sit for the certification examination if the Division of Long-Term Care determines that the program was substantially equivalents to its requirements. However, the Division does not accept online training programs as eligible.
In Michigan, those wishing to become CNAs do not have to have a high school diploma or equivalent. However, they may be required to pass a basic competency examination to prove that they have a good foundation of knowledge. In addition, applicants should be at least 18 years old, be able to read and write English, have an up-to-date immunization list, have a negative tuberculosis screening and have a clean criminal background check. Michigan requires students to pass both state and federal background checks and to have fingerprints, a photo ID and two additional photographs on file. Finally, although students do not have to undergo a physical before training, they should be in good enough health to be able to perform manual tasks every day, such as lifting, pushing and pulling 40 to 50 pounds.
Individuals who have completed Michigan-approved CNA training must take the certification examination within 12 months of completing their training courses. The test is administered by Prometric and consists of two parts, which are the knowledge and the skills sections. Everyone who wishes to become a CNA here, including those who have received a state-approved exemption from training, are required to take both portions of the test.
The cost for both parts is $115. Those who have never tested will be needed to take both portions on the same day. However, those who are retesting will only need to take the portion that they have failed. The cost for the skills test only is $85, and the cost of the knowledge test only is $30. A one-time registration fee of $10 is also required. Those who are employed by a nursing facility at the time they apply to test will have their expenses paid by their employers.
The knowledge section includes 60 multiple-choice questions that test CNA theory. Individuals have 90 minutes for this section, which is completed on a computer. During the skills section, individuals will be required to demonstrate five skills. One skill will be hand washing, and one skill will be indirect care. All other skills will be randomly chosen on the day of the test. The amount of time given depends on the skills that the evaluator wishes. Applicants will find out if they have passed or failed each section while still at the testing site.
Those who are working as CNAs in another state may be able to transfer their certifications to Michigan. Individuals will need to contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. In addition, they will still be required to pass the Michigan certification examination but will be exempt from in-state training. Applicants for reciprocity will have to fill out an application and include a copy of the certification from their prior state. Those who do not have an expiration date listed on their prior certificate will also need to send in employment verification indicating that they have worked at least eight hours in the past 24 months. Reciprocity is free except for the cost to take the examination.
To be eligible to renew, Michigan CNAs must have worked as a CNA for pay for eight continuous hours within the past 24 months. In addition, they must complete 12 hours of in-service or continuing education every year. Prior to the expiration date, the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry sends out a renewal notice along with a recertification form. CNAs must fill this out and send it in prior to the expiration date. Those who let their certifications expire will be required to take a state-approved training program again and to retest. There are no exceptions to this rule. Since 2013, there is no longer a grace period for renewal. Renewal costs $20 made payable to Prometric.
|University Of Michigan Hospitals And Health Centers||1500 East Medical Center Drive||Ann Arbor||MI||48109||734-936-4000||Website|
|Beaumont Hospital||3601 West Thirteen Mile Road||Royal Oak||MI||48073||248-898-5000||Website|
|Spectrum Health||100 Michigan Street NE||Grand Rapids||MI||49503||616-774-7444||Website|
|Munson Medical Center||1105 Sixth Street||Traverse City||MI||49684||231-935-5000||Website|
|Mercy Health St. Mary'S Hospital||200 Jefferson Avenue SE||Grand Rapids||MI||49503||616-685-5000||Website|
|Henry Ford Hospital||2799 West Grand Boulevard||Detroit||MI||48202||313-916-2600||Website|
|Harper University Hospital||3990 John 'R' Street||Detroit||MI||48201||313-745-8040||Website|
|Beaumont Hospital||44201 Dequindre Road||Troy||MI||48085||248-964-5000||Website|
|Bronson Methodist Hospital||601 John Street||Kalamazoo||MI||49007||269-341-6000||Website|
|Mclaren Northern Michigan Hospital||416 Connable Avenue||Petoskey||MI||49770||231-487-4000||Website|
|St. Joseph Mercy Oakland||44405 Woodward Avenue||Pontiac||MI||48341||248-858-3000||Website|
|Sinai-Grace Hospital||6071 West Outer Drive||Detroit||MI||48235||313-966-3300||Website|
|Borgess Medical Center||1521 Gull Road||Kalamazoo||MI||49048||269-226-7000||Website|
|Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital||2333 Biddle Avenue||Wyandotte||MI||48192||734-246-6000||Website|
|Marquette General Hospital||580 West College Avenue||Marquette||MI||49855||906-228-9440||Website|
|Beaumont Hospital||468 Cadieux Road||Grosse Pointe||MI||48230||313-473-1000||Website|
|Mclaren Greater Lansing Hospital||401 West Greenlawn Avenue||Lansing||MI||48910||517-975-6000||Website|
|Oaklawn Hospital||200 North Madison Street||Marshall||MI||49068||269-781-4271||Website|
|Providence Hospital||16001 West Nine Mile Road||Southfield||MI||48075||248-424-3000||Not Available|
|St. John Hospital And Medical Center||22101 Moross Road||Detroit||MI||48236||313-343-4000||Website|