CNA Certification in Michigan Eligibility Requirements


In 1987, federal legislation Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA-87) was passed by Congress to improve the nursing and nursing-related cares in nursing homes. The legislation requires nursing homes to employ nurse aides who are trained and evaluated through state Nurse Aide training and Evaluation Program (NATCEP). The federal requirements included 75 hours training program which contains classroom instruction, lab training and16 hour's clinical hands-on experience in an approved facility, and a Written/Oral Test and Skill Test. The training program also requires inclusion of minimum OBRA required education requirements. Nurse Aides meeting federal requisites are awarded a CNA Certification and registered with the state Nurse Aide Registry.

In the state of Michigan, the State Department of Community Health has been entrusted the responsibility to develop a state CNA program that includes minimum OBRA requirements and accordingly, Michigan Nurse Aide Training Curriculum, 1989, was designed to train nurse assistants in direct patient cares. The complete duration of state approved NATP is federal legislation required 75 hours, divided between 34 hours class/16.5 hours lab and 24.5 hours clinical training. The administration of the state training program is the responsibility of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions.

Is Marketing a Good Venue for Vocational School Degrees?


The cost for college tuition is absolutely too high, and the average student is taking out $20,000 per year in student loans at state colleges and paying over $1200 a year for textbooks. All I can say to that is; ouch. But what if you go to a vocational school to learn a trade, skill, or get the training for a specific job? Does that make more sense because when you get out you will be qualified to work in a given industry?

Remember you have to pay those student loans back, so perhaps a vocational school might be the right ticket, even though the regulatory authorities seem to have come down on vocational colleges for suggesting there will be guaranteed jobs when you graduate. The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance who lives in the upper Midwest and he decided that he would study marketing. He explained to me that; "Marketing will always be needed, and every great concept needs a voice."

Well, that's absolutely true isn't it? It hardly matters what a company is selling, they have to let everyone know because otherwise no one will buy it. It hardly matters if you have the greatest invention, innovation, product, or service on the planet, because if no one knows about it, and you haven't done your proper marketing, then no one's going to partake in a purchase. Therefore, marketing will obviously always be needed.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Becoming An LPN


Quite a few nursing professionals have discovered that the position of LPN offers the fastest way to get into the health care field. Nowadays, one of the preferred ways to do this is by enrolling in online courses. Indeed, the advantages offered by online study, especially when it comes to convenience and cost, are making these classes an obvious choice for more and more students.

With the need for nurses at a record high around the nation, and so many people interested in getting into the profession, the following step-by-step process is one that anybody can use to start their career in practical nursing quickly.

Step 1 - Find A Good LPN School

The initial step in becoming a Practical Nurse involves locating, and graduating from an approved LPN training program. In nearly all cases, your practical nursing schooling can be finished either through distance education, at a private or public school or, in many instances, at a local community career training facility. This training will generally require an average of twelve months to complete.

A Day in the Life of a Cosmetologist: 5 Professionals Surveyed


We surveyed five cosmetology certification program instructors at a local Technical College. We asked them their likes and dislikes about their careers as professional cosmetologists before they became instructors. Read on to get a feel for what a normal day is like for a professional beautician.

1. What are the best aspects of having a cosmetologist career?

2. What are the least desirable aspects of having a career in cosmetology?

3. What is a typical day like as a working cosmetologist?

What are the best aspects of having a cosmetologist career?