Walker Medical Instructional Services was founded in 1998 in Walker, Michigan. Its purpose
is to serve the medical field in a select few of its fastest growing areas. The need for competent, compassionate hands-on
caregivers is only going to expand and there will be an upward growth cycle for many years. Walker Medical has an excellent
reputation for the quality of their training from area employers and the medical community.
Since 1998 WMIS has
offered a comprehensive state Certified Nurse Aide Training program.
2004 WMIS has offered the Patient Care Technician certification program.
The Lead Instructors are all Registered
Nurses. The CNA Lead Instructors have been state certified as Train the Trainer’s. We carefully select only the best
and they each have a rich history of working and teaching in today’s complex medical community.
teaching and laboratory sessions are operated out of Walker Medical’s main campus located at 1035 Four Mile Road NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
In 2003, Walker Medical signed a partnership agreement with Grand Rapids Community College
to offer CNA classes at GRCC’s Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC building and labs in the downtown campus facility. The partnership
with GRCC has opened up many new avenues for students who interested in furthering their medical education. The program at
GRCC is overseen by an Advisory Committee made up of community leaders representing a broad spectrum of medical and medical
Walker Medical conducts its clinical practicum
with our clinical partners. We are proud of the broad range of experience our students can receive at Clark Retirement
Community, Porter Hills Presbyterian Village, Spectrum Kent Community Campus, Metro Health Hospital, St. Ann's
Home and Brookcrest.
The emphasis of the teaching and clinical settings is:
competent, and compassionate health care workers who transfer safely and smoothly into the working world to begin their medical
Holistic health care reflects the four dimensions of a whole person: physiological, psychological,
socio-cultural and spiritual.
Humanistic health care involves treating each person as an individual and respecting
all cultures and beliefs.
We believe in training individuals to practice holistic, humanistic health care.
Walker Medical Instructional Services
reserves the right to reject any individual applying for enrollment in a Walker Medical health care worker certification program
due to a negative history or other factors which in the opinion of Walker Medical renders an applicant unsuitable for enrollment.
Medical Instructional Services
P.O. Box 140643
1035 4 Mile
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616 784 3001 Phone
If you could change your career, your future, your life for $65 or less
a month ........ would you?
- You can NOW make payments
on tuition, books, equipment and state test for up to 2 years!
- No credit check, no hassles. You need a picture ID, bank account and proof of income.
- Call for more information or go to the download forms page, download
the application to get started.
- YES! We
offer a cash discount if you pay in full when you apply.
- YES! Walker Medical
does provide one free BLS for the Healthcare Provider class to all of our CNA graduates, with great discounted rates
for renewals in the future. A fee of $15 is charged to participants to cover the misc paper/equipment costs.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Walker Medical is located at 1035 4 Mile Road NW, Grand
Rapids, MI49544. Just west of Alpine Ave on 4
Mile Rd and we are attached to the Plumbs grocery store.
Please see the map/directions page for an interactive map.
WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE HOURS?
Normal office hours are: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur/Fri
9am - 4pm.
DO YOU HAVE JOB PLACEMENT? YES! Walker Medical will do referrals
and references for all our successful students. We have a career center with job hunting and interviewing skill resources
as well as a job posting bulletin board updated regularly and available to all graduates. We provide public
job postings as well as exclusive postings from employers who seek our quality graduates!
I HAVE A FELONY OR A MISDEMEANOR?
who apply for enrollment at Walker Medical must pay $15 for a criminal background check, acceptance into any program
is pending the outcome of the CBC. Students may run their own back ground at the Michigan State Police
website for less than the $15 and bring a copy to our offices. Criminal background checks must be no older than 30 days.
WMIS participates with Public Acts 27, 28 & 29 of the Public Acts of 2006. If you have a criminal history,
no matter how minor you must disclose it upon application to the program. If you are not completely honest in your
disclosures and are subsequently removed from class you will forfeit any money paid.
WHAT'S YOUR REFUND POLICY?
and fees paid by the applicant shall be refunded if the applicant is rejected by the school *before*
enrollment. An application fee of not more than $25.00 may be retained by the school if the application is denied.
and fees paid by the applicant shall be refunded if requested within 3 business days after signing a contract with the school.
All refunds shall be returned within 30 days.
the 3 business days have elapsed the following “Refund Policy” will apply:
that pays only the registration fee of $165.00 at application may cancel their enrollment any time prior to their orientation
or if the student doesn’t show up for their scheduled orientation, the school will retain the $165.00 registration fee. The student
will not owe any additional tuition or fees. If the student reapplies to the school they must pay a new $165.00 registration fee.
that pays their tuition in full at application to save the $150.00 registration fee, who subsequently cancels their enrollment
prior to orientation or doesn’t show up to their scheduled orientation: WMIS will reapply and withdraw the $165.00 registration
fee before refunding any tuition percentage to the student.
Class failures or voluntary withdraw
student who withdraws post orientation or fails the class during days 1 - 3 of class will receive a refund of 75% of their
tuition. The school will retain the $165.00 registration fee, plus 25% of the tuition. Refunds
will be received in 30 days.
- A student who withdraws post orientation or fails the class during days 4 – 10 will receive
a refund of 50% of their tuition. The school will retain the $165.00 registration fee plus 50% of the tuition.
Refunds will be received in 30 days.
- A student who withdraws post orientation from the class in during days 11 -14 of class will receive
a refund of 25% of their tuition. The school will retain the $165.00 registration fee plus 75% of the tuition.
Refunds will be received in 30 days.
Students must be eligible to apply for reinstatement to the program. The reinstatement
must be approved.
Walker Medical Instructional Services, Inc. reserves the right to reject any individual
for reinstatement into the CNA certification program due to a negative history or other factors which in the opinion of Walker
Medical Instructional Services, Inc. renders an applicant unsuitable for reinstatement.
· A student who fails the class during days 4 – 14, who does not wish to permanently withdraw
from the class, may waive their right to a refund, with vendor approval if sponsored and pay a reinstatement fee of $275.00
to repeat class starting from day 1.
a student chooses to withdraw from the program and receive a refund, they waive their right to reinstatement in the program.
Students who are rejected for reinstatement will receive the refund that is applicable to the
time frame of school attended which is listed above. If the student is sponsored the sponsoring agency
will be billed appropriately based on contractual agreement.
Students who are permanently dismissed from the program for disciplinary
reasons are not eligible to apply for reinstatement.
- DO YOU WORK WITH
Walker Medical works with Michigan Works!, JET, Michigan Rehabilitation
Services, Hospice, Women's Resource Network and all area nursing homes.
- DO I HAVE TO WEAR A UNIFORM?
Yes for the lab & clinical portion of the program. Everyone dresses the same
(including instructors) and it assures that our students are easy to identify so family members of residents know that
you are a student. This also provides fairness so you are judged solely by your ability to perform their
clinical skills. Students may sell their used uniforms, books and equipment to each other at the end of classes if they