Certified nurse aides work alongside licensed practical nurses and registered nurses to provide care to those in a variety of care settings. CNAs can be found in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living, and in some cases, hospitals.

Nurse aides are responsible for assisting with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They often establish warm and friendly relationships with those they care for.

You may be a good candidate for this program if:

  • You love working with people
  • You enjoy caring for others
  • You want rewarding work
  • You want to begin a career in nursing

Through a generous grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Apprenticeship Institute is developing ten training locations throughout Michigan.

BEGIN WORKING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY – Participants will be placed with an employer after a short infection and safety module.

RECEIVE MULTIPLE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS – Caregiver Training Certificate of Completion, State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Certification, U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certification, Dementia Certification.

Complete the Application to see if you qualify for free training.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will I make? Caregivers start out at approximately $10 per hour. Certified Nurse Aides start out at approximately $12 per hour. Due to the State’s need for quality care and the current Covid-19 pandemic, wages for caregivers may be up to $12 per hour and $15 for Certified Nurse Aides.

What kind of hours will I work? – Home care clients and care facilities are in need of employees for all shifts. You can discuss your hours and scheduling needs with your employer.

Is this work safe considering the Covid-19 Pandemic? YES! We provide an intensive six-hour safety and infection control training using the most up to date information available from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Where will I work? – You will work near your home. Caregivers will work in private homes caring for the elderly and disabled. Certified Nurse Aides will work in long-term-care facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals.