Baker College of Cadillac CNA Course Granted Maximum 2-Year Approval

March 31, 2010

The Baker College of Cadillac certified nurse aide (CNA) course has been granted the maximum 2-year approval by the Michigan Bureau of Health Professions. The CNA course is part of the patient care aide program offered at Baker College of Cadillac, and must be periodically re-approved as long as the campus offers the program.

“Congratulations to all health sciences staff and faculty for this important achievement,” said Robert Van Dellen, Baker College of Cadillac president. “It is through the hard work and efforts of Cindy Kelley, dean of health sciences, Jay Huntington, nursing and CNA program director, and Aileen Haggit, CNA coordinator, that we passed the 81 criteria renewal process with zero deficiencies.”

Upon completion of the CNA course, the student is required to take the State of Michigan Certification Exam for Nurse Aides. After successfully passing the exam, the student is eligible to work in a long-term care facility, hospital, or home health care agency, and continue on the path to a professional health care career.

“The CNA course is a great entry into a health care career,” said Kelley. “The course provides the student with practical and entry level patient care knowledge. For someone with an interest in the health care field, but with no formal medical training, it’s the perfect place to begin.”

The CNA course at Baker College of Cadillac has been approved since the patient care aide certificate program began in 2003. Current approval is valid until January 18, 2012.

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