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.
Since 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.
The classroom 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 employment backgrounds.
Walker Medical conducts its clinical
practicum with our clinical partners. We are proud of the broad range of experience our students can receive atClark
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:
knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate health care workers who transfer safely and smoothly into the working world to
begin their medical careers.
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.