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Walker Medical Instructional Services is an area leader in training Certified Nurse Aides in acute care advanced skills.  The Patient Care Tech is also known as a Nurse Tech or a Patient Care Assistant.  Our students, upon completing the 220 hour program, are trained and able to nationally certify through the National Health Career Association.

The writing of the program and the clinical undertaking took nearly two years to come to fruition. This program is actually a combination of 3 curriculum recommended by area hospitals, and two working models used by area hospitals.  Students must take all three modules and class a new class begins every 8 weeks.  

Our graduates have become invaluable members of the medical community and are trained to work in area hospitals, medical emergency/urgent care centers, blood banks, hospices and doctor’s offices. Here is a preview of some of the skill areas that will be covered:

Acute Care Skills:
Medical terminology, hospital professional services, documentation and various departmental responsibilities, anatomy & physiology, infection control, vital signs, medical records (charting and obtaining health histories), assistance with physical examinations, specimen collection, patient focused care, dressing changes (clean & sterile), tube feedings, IV care, respiratory/oxygen therapy.  Clinical time will include assisting patients with their daily ADL’s, specimen collection, dressing changes and assisting medical staff with setting up a sterile environment and special procedures.

Phlebotomy Technician:
History & role of phlebotomy, doctor’s orders, blood glucose testing, laboratory supplies, tube selection, labeling specimens, venipuncture procedures and sites (acceptable & unacceptable), anatomy & physiology specific to the venous system, reasons for specimen rejection. Clinical time will include a minimum of 50 live patient blood draws to meet national standards.

ECG Technician:
Anatomy & Physiology specific to the cardiovascular system, coronary circulation, cardiac electro-physiology, patient rights/safety, infection control, ECG materials and equipment, identification of basic and life threatening dysrhythmias. Clinical time will include performing 12-lead ECG’s as ordered on patients in a medical setting.

As in all our programs, we will stress dependability, compassion and professionalism while teaching them to be competent in the many skills required to meet the qualifications for national certification. We believe our graduates will become integral employees for our local Health Care Systems. They will be versatile in many skills and functional in many different roles.

Daytime class schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Evening class schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.




Pre-registration is required see below. 

Want to get registered and wondering what to do next? All students need to come in to our offices, complete paperwork and put down a $375.00 deposit to hold their spot in class. Office hours are listed on the home page.

Fantastic NEW in house payment plan! 

If you could upgrade your current C.N.A. certification and for $115.00 or less a month ........ would you?
You can NOW make payments on tuition, books, equipment and the national exam for up to 5 years! 

No credit check, no hassles.  See below for more details

Students are required to have a current State of Michigan CNA certification.

Students must be a recent graduate of a state approved CNA course and/or have 6 months experience in the last 6 months and/or be a CNA and a nursing student in the upper level nursing programs.

Students must be able to pass a drug screen, criminal background check, and produce a negative result on a TB test. Students will have to begin their Hepatitis B series of shots.  Students must produce a childhood immunization record or have titers drawn to show proof of MMR, Chicken pox and Hep B.

Students will need to be able to pass a basic reading/writing and comprehension test on an 8th grade level.

Students who are not graduates of Walker Medical may be required to attend our CNA State Test Review Class to insure your skill level is up to Walker Medical and our clinical partner's expected standards.

All student admission is subject to the approval of the Director. 


$375.00 for all students*

Non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee paid at the time of application. 

$15.00 or up to $60.00 Criminal Background Check fee

We are required to check your criminal background for our programs.   We use the Michigan State Police ICHAT system for students who have lived in the State of Michigan.  If you have lived outside the State of Michigan in the past seven years you must be fingerprinted.  We charge $15 to run your criminal background through the Michigan State Police ICHAT but you can do it yourself for less by following the link for the MSP below this paragraph.   If you must be fingerprinted we can provide you with the proper paperwork to have it performed at a designated fingerprinting location.  Fees for fingerprinting are $60.  

All CBC fees are paid by the student.  Students that present their own MSP ICHAT CBC must make sure it is not older than 30 days. 



Paid to Walker Medical when the student applies or the student may choose the 5 year payment plan.    

**If you pay in full at application ($3,740.00) with cash, check or credit card we waive the $375.00 registration fee.   





Pricing is based on purchased new from Brian's Books downtown. Brian's sells both new and used books.



Pricing is based on purchased new from Brian's Books downtown.

**Other potential costs not listed above may include a TB skin test, Hepatitis B series of shots, proper equipment needed for students who didn't graduate as a WMIS CNA, classes required to check CNA clinical skill levels, etc.  Other items not included in the **possible costs that students may incur are fees for titers drawn and booster shots for immunizations and copy charges for doctors offices to copy immunization files.  

Fantastic In House Payment Plan

Download the student & payment plan app from our website (or come in the office).

Bring the applications, a voided check or direct deposit letter from your bank plus
the registration fee of $375.00 (PCT) to our office.
We load your bank data & desired monthly withdraw date into the computer system.

We give you vouchers to purchase your books and equipment.

You START class in the next open class of your choice!

 Approximate Monthly Payment for Tuition, Books, Equip & Tests:

$69 a month or less for 2 week CNA class for 2 years.
$79 a month or less for 3 week CNA class for 2 years.
$89 a month or less for 6 week CNA class for 2 years.
$115.00 a month or less for PCT class for 5 years.
$135.00 a month or less for CNA/PCT classes together for 5 years.