Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids’ Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training prepares individuals to pass the certified nurse aide exam and find a a rewarding job in the health care industry. Our CNA training consists of 115 hours of classroom instruction and clinicals providing real world experience with residents at a long term care facility in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
We offer the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ Certification (CARES® Dementia Basics™), individualized job placement and retention services, and one on one tutoring when needed. We also incorporate employability skills into our training program to ensure that you are not only successful in completing the program, but successful in obtaining a job after training.
Cost of tuition is $1,800. Scholarships may be available. After you apply, we can help you make a plan to pay for the training.
Part-time and full-time classes are available. The classroom portion of training is now virtual. You will need a computer, reliable internet and a good camera. The second portion includes lab and clinicals.
We host career fairs that give our graduates the opportunity to interview with 7 – 12 prominent healthcare employers.
There is a growing need for male care givers in the healthcare field. In 2019, we trained 15 male CNAs.
93% of our CNA students increase their income. Many graduates go from being unemployed to making between $12 and $17 per hour.
Lab and clinicals take place in person. Lab work is completed at the Goodwill Employment Center, located at 3777 Sparks Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. The 30-hour clinical portion of our training is completed at a long-term care facility in the Greater Grand Rapids area.
Meet Our Staff
- Our CNA team is filled with incredible humans who genuinely care about our students
- We are always learning and growing as a program to make this the best experience for our students
- Graduation ceremonies are the final piece of training and it is amazing to hear our students tell their stories, including the ways our program impacted their lives – it is truly heartwarming!
To apply for an upcoming class, please select from the dates below and click apply.