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Nurse Aide

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The course, NAPP 123, is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Students who complete this course are eligible to take the State Written/Oral Competency Test and the State Clinical Skills Test. Success in both tests results in placement in the Nurse Aide Registry. The course prepares individuals to provide basic nursing or nursing related services primarily to patients in extended care facilities.

Students interested in registering for the nurse aide program must have a State of Michigan and Federal criminal background check (fingerprinting) done and cleared before enrolling in the Mott Community College Nurse Aide Program. The cost of the criminal background check is the responsibility of the student.

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What is a Nurse Aide

A Nurse Aide is a person who works in long term care, home health care, acute care, outpatient clinic or in a hospital. The Nurse Aide may assist persons in the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or feeding patients. They also monitor vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse) under the direction of a Registered Nurse, assist in walking, and maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The Nurse Aide Program at MCC

MCC's Nurse Aide Program is 7.5 weeks long. It consist of a total of 90 hours of instruction time. This includes classroom instruction, lab instruction, and clinicals. you attend class 2 days a week for 3 hours (theory & lab) then an additional day a week is clinical which consist of an 8.5 hour day at an extended care facility. Upon completion of this course the student is eligible to take the Sate Written and Clinical Skills Competency Test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Background Check

A criminal background check and fingerprint scan is required to apply to the program. Must be picked up in the Health Sciences Division Office CM2123.

Return completed forms to the Health Sciences Division Office CM2123.

Students will not be admitted to the program without a negative CBI.


The Nurse Aide program is 6 contact hours.

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Becoming a Certified Nurse Aide

Successful completion of the course and lab make you eligible to take the Clinic Skills Test and Written test sponsored by the Michigan Department of Public Health. Passing these test are a prerequisite to the Michigan Nurse Aide registry.

The Michigan Nurse Aide Exam is administered by Prometric. A testing center is located at Mott Community College's Southern Lakes Branch Center.

To become a certified nurse aide in Michigan

  1. Complete the Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Registration form. The registration form is also available online at
  2. Prepare for your tests, using the content outlines in this bulletin
  3. Take your tests at your scheduled regional test site. Be sure to bring the necessary identification with you to the test site
  4. Once you have passed both tests, Prometric will send you your certificate and you will be placed on the Michigan Registry

To get answers regarding certified testing

Direct all questions and requests for information about the testing process to:
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236
Phone: 800.752.4724

Specific Course Requirements

March 12, 2018
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