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Certified Nurse Aide - How to Apply

Before you apply

Before you begin the application process, be sure to watch the Information Session for Healthcare Programs Video. This presentation will answer most questions and assist you in successfully submitting your application. For further assistance and to get more of your questions answered, email our Career Coaches! They can help with program details, funding opportunities, and discuss your career goals - 

Covid 19 Vaccination Requirement

Students enrolled or intending to enroll in any of GRCC's Health Programs that include off campus clinical components (credit or non-credit) will require a COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine will be in addition to any other vaccination and program requirements dictated by accreditation standards and clinical placement requirements. This decision will best ensure the health and success of our students.  As a reminder, regardless of any exemption granted by GRCC, this does not guarantee an exemption from the vaccine requirement at clinical sites, and thus may impact a student's ability to progress. While some facilities may allow a GRCC exemption to stand, other clinical partners will require students to follow their own process for seeking an exemption.

Vaccine Requirement Exemption information

Steps to apply

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Complete and submit the following documentation:
    • WorkKeys Assessment Score
      • If you have graduated from a Michigan high school in 2015 or after, you may have taken the assessment as part of standardized testing in 11th grade. Obtain your scores by contacting your high school or by calling ACT Workkeys (1-800-967-5539).
      • GRCC Workforce Training offers Workkeys assessments weekly.  Register for the National Career Readiness Certificate Bundle at GRCC Assessments  Payment confirmation contains scheduling information.

See current CNA Schedule

How to send documentation

Documents may be submitted in person, by mail, fax or email. 

Mail: GRCC Tassell MTEC
622 Godfrey SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax: (616) 234-4435
Email: *Email is not considered secure for healthcare information transmission.

What does my tuition include?

Tuition includes: 

  • Criminal Background Check fee
  • Computer Competency Assessment fee
  • Certification Exam fee
  • WorkKeys Talent and Fit Assessment fees
  • Textbook, Workbook and supplies
  • Mandated clothing

Tuition does not include:

  • Required Immunizations that the participant may need to complete
  • WorkKeys NCRC assessment fee



Liz Jeknavorian
The training was hands-on and easy to understand. The instructor was so kind and I made many friends. The best part was that GRCC set up job interviews for us at the end of the training. I couldn’t believe it.
Liz Jeknavorian, Certified Nursing Assistant