Walker Medical Instructional Services, Inc.

Walker Medical Instructional Services

Outstanding Medical Career Training

Serving West Michigan Since 1998



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 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.

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:

Training 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.

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FANTASTIC BRAND NEW in-house payment plan!

  • If you could change your career, your future, your life for $50 or less a month ........ would you?
  • You can NOW make payments on tuition, books, equipment and state test for up to 3 years!
  • No credit check, no hassles. You need a picture ID and a bank account or credit/debit card.  
  • 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 $25 is charged to participants to cover the misc paper/equipment costs. 
  • YES! Walker Medical backs all CNA graduates with a guarantee.  If you do not pass the state test on the first try we will put you through a 6 - 8 hour refresher course (boot camp) for free.
  •  YES!  We have an exceptional job placement record - ask us how many of our graduates went to work last year. 
    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.
    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! 
    All students 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.
    The tuition 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.
  • *All tuition 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. 
  • *Once the 3 business days have elapsed the following “Refund Policy” will apply:
  • A student that pays the registration fee of $300.00 at application may cancel their enrollment any time prior to 2 weeks before the class start date the school will retain the $300.00 registration fee.  The student will not owe any additional tuition or fees.  If the student reapplies to the school they must pay a new $300.00 registration fee. .
  • Students that pays their tuition in full at application to save the $300.00 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 $300.00 registration fee before refunding any tuition percentage to the student.
  • Class failures or voluntary withdraw 
  •   A student who does not show up for their scheduled orientation is dropped from the class roster and the school will retain the $300.00 registration fee.  If the student reapplies to the school they must pay a new $300.00 registration fee.
  •  A 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 $300.00 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 – start of clinicals will receive a refund of 50% of their tuition.  The school will retain the $300.00 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 the clinical days of class will receive a refund of 25% of their tuition.  The school will retain the $300.00 registration fee plus 75% of the tuition. Refunds will be received in 30 days.
  • REINSTATEMENT PRICING POLICIES: 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.  

Once 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. 

    Walker Medical works with Michigan Works!, JET, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Hospice, Women's Resource Network and all area nursing homes.  
    Yes.  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 desire.