Nurse Aide Program

The Nurse Aide Program at Valley Training Center combines classroom lectures with hands-on practice in labs and clinical settings to expose students to the topics, concepts and skills Nurse Aides frequently use in the workplace. Nurse Aides often assist in providing basic patient care to those in hospitals and long-term care facilities (such as Nursing Homes). Upon successful completion of the Nursing Aide Training Program offered at Valley Training Center, graduates will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation. Licensure is necessary in order to gain employment as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in the State of Michigan.

Nurse Aid Training Program

Nurse Aide Training

The 75-hour Nurse Aide Training Program at Valley Training Center offers a combination of classroom lectures, lab sessions, and clinical practice allowing students to gain skills valuable to the Nurse Aide professional. Training in this program includes:

  • The Nurse Aide as a member of the Healthcare Team
  • The Long Term Care Facility and Resident
  • Providing Personal Care to Patients
  • Infection Control, Safety, and Emergency Procedures
  • Caring for Patients with Cognitive Impairments
  • Providing Restorative and Rehabilitative Care
  • Caring for Patients with Developmental Disabilities
  • End of Life Care
  • A Clinical Practicum, allowing the Integration of Clinical Skills
  • and more

NOTE/DISCLAIMER: Some of our facilities require the flu vaccine for entrance to clinical. If students opt not to receive the vaccine, they may be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided.

The overall objective of our Nurse Aide Training Program is the provision of quality services to residents in long-term care facilities. The following objectives are the program objectives which reflect Federal requirements. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Form a relationship, communicate, and interact competently on a one-on-one basis with the residents
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to residents emotional, social, and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions
  • Assist residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence
  • Exhibit behavior in support and promotion of residents rights
  • Demonstrate observational and documentation skills needed in assessment of residents health, physical condition, and well-being

Nurse Aid Careers