Compass CNA

Comstock Nurse Aide Training - CNA

Our CNA class is an 81 hour course meeting all the requirements of the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Training. The class is a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical training. The course content of state curricula includes long-term care facilities, physical and emotional needs of residents, resident rights, communication skills, death and dying, special needs of residents, vital signs, infection control principles and isolation techniques, observation, medical terminology, body mechanics, transfers, walkers, canes, positioning in bed, nutrition, intake and output, elimination needs, skin care, foot care, dressing, bathing, bed making, oral care, and first aid. The course includes a segment on resume review and job skills.

Program Coordinator: Sue Lytwyn, RN

  3010 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 

  Monthly classes 8:00-2:30 pm, M-F for 2 weeks, then 3 days of clinical training in a Nursing Home 7:00-2:00 pm

Program Fees:
   $1,350 due at time of registration  (Effective August 1, 2020)
Other Costs: Uniforms, watch with seconds, and shoes for the clinical portion of the class.

2021 Class Start Dates:
Oct 4   FULL


  1. Reading at 9th grade level and math skills at 6th grade level

  2. A negative TB test or chest x-ray (within past year)

  3. Criminal background check

** 100% attendance is mandatory

Upon successful completion of the course, a student is eligible to take the state certification exam. Presently testing fees are approximately $125. Tuition and testing fees are reimbursable from the State of Michigan if a student obtains employment as a nurse aide in a nursing home within 12 months of completing the training program. If an individual's income qualifies, he/she may apply through Michigan Works.

A CNA state certified worker can work in a variety of settings including: skilled care facilities (nursing homes), assisted living, home care and hospitals (PCA).

For more information, or to register for the class, contact the program secretary by e-mail at, or by phone at (269) 250-8930.