School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Contact Information:
School of Nursing & Continuing Education
1360 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48238-2850
Focus: HOPE Location
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Office: (313) 494-4653
Fax: (313) 494-5511

Nurse Assistant (CNA Certification)

Certified Nurse Assistant Overview

The Nurse Aide (NA) program is offered through Oakland University School of Nursing & Continuing Education in Detroit, Michigan. This course provides basic fundamental nursing skills and preparation for state certification as a Nurse Aide. An NA’s salary ranges from $10.00-$14.00 per hour. Students must complete 102 hours to successfully complete this program.

Class Dates: Please call for current class dates and times. 
Class Times

Credential Earned: Oakland University School of Nursing Certificate of Completion

Please contact Oakland University School of Nursing Continuing Education for questions or current schedule. Contact us at (313) 494-4653 or email

Please visit Oakland University Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) for registration and payment.

Course Description
The NA courses introduce the theory and techniques involved with the role of the Nurse Aide. As a nurse aide, you will perform the tasks given to you by the nurse. After you finish the training program, you will be able to perform the following hands-on patient care procedures with supervision in the following areas:
  • Daily care including bathing, feeding and dressing
  • Vital sign measurement
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Application of hot and cold treatments
  • Specimen collection
  • Care of the patient with acute and chronic illnesses
  • Safety with patient transfer and ambulation 

Admission Requirements
  • CNA Application
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Health Screening, including TB skin test
  • Flu Vaccination (during applicable semester)
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • High School Diploma or GED

Cost does not include uniforms or stethoscope

$1200 includes:
  • Textbooks/supplies
  • Laboratory/clinical experience
  • CPR Training
  • Certification costs
Payment Plan: Options Available
How to Apply

Acceptance into the program is determined by a first-come first-served basis. You must submit all materials including the CNA Application and meet the criteria as stated in order to be eligible for possible acceptance.

To apply, please complete the Clinical Health Requirements and Health Assessment Clinical documents. They can be found on the Student Resources page.