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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Non-Credit Certificate

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Fall 2023


BIOL 205 TR 9:15-11:55 AM CRN: 21643 First 7 weeks 

PSYC 201 ONLINE CRN: 23620 First 7 weeks 

BIOL 206 TR 9:15-12:30 PM CRN: 21817 Last 7 weeks 

HEAL 121 R 4:00-5:00 PM CRN: 14425 Full 14 weeks* 


Spring 2024

BIOL 205 TR 9:15-11:55 AM CRN: 21643 First 7 weeks 

PSYC 201 ONLINE CRN: 23620 First 7 weeks 

BIOL 206 TR 9:15-12:30 PM CRN: 21817 Last 7 weeks 

HEAL 121 R 4:00-5:00 PM CRN: 14425 Full 14 weeks* 


*Other Modalities and times available. 



Complete pre-program coursework for Lake Michigan College’s nursing program in a series of 7-week courses. An accelerated cohort-based initiative allows students to complete their degree requirements quickly while building solid relationships with their classmates and instructors in a supportive community. This can benefit learning in several ways:

  1. Intensive Learning Experience: Accelerated degree programs offer more coursework in a shorter time, creating a more intensive learning experience that fosters deeper engagement and motivation to learn.
  2. Shared Resources: Cohorting students allows for the sharing of resources, such as study groups, tutoring, and mentoring programs, providing students with additional academic support and better preparation for their future careers.
  3. Momentum: Completing a degree program in a shorter period helps students maintain their momentum and motivation without taking breaks between semesters, allowing them to retain what they learn and continue building on their knowledge.
  4. Engagement: Cohorting helps students become more engaged in their studies as they are surrounded by peers who share similar interests and career goals, making them more likely to take their studies seriously, participate in class discussions, and seek out additional resources to enhance their learning.
  5. Time Management: Completing a degree program in an accelerated format helps students learn how to manage their time effectively and prioritize their responsibilities, developing strong time management skills that will serve them well throughout their careers.
  6. Community: Cohorting creates a sense of community among students, which leads to stronger peer relationships, more effective teamwork, and more significant social support throughout the college experience.
  7. Networking Opportunities: Cohorting provides pre-professional students with valuable networking opportunities. By connecting with other students who share similar interests and career goals, students can develop relationships that may lead to job or internship opportunities, mentorship, and other professional connections.
  8. Enhanced Advising: Cohorting makes it easier for advisors to provide tailored support to pre-professional students. By grouping students based on their interests, advisors can provide more targeted guidance on course selection, internship opportunities, and other resources to help students achieve their career goals. 

Overall, an accelerated degree program can benefit student learning by providing a more intense, focused, and practical educational experience that prepares them for their careers in less time.

To join the accelerated pre-Nursing cohort, you can speak with your academic advisor, who can assist you in signing up for classes and determine if the accelerated pre-Nursing Program is the right fit for you. Students wishing to participate in the accelerated pre-Nursing Program should have qualities like a strong work ethic, academic preparedness, a solid foundation in the sciences, and excellent time management skills. For this reason, it is strongly encouraging that students have a minimum of a 3.0 high school or college GPA. Classes are generally scheduled in the morning four days a week, with the option for specialized tutoring on Friday morning. Students should be available at this time.

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