CNA Training Courses in North Dakota

Are you allowed to work in North Dakota with a nursing assistant certification from another state? The answer is no. The only legal way in which you may perform nurse aide services in a licensed facility is by applying for certification reciprocity in North Dakota. If you submit proof of meeting the CNA program training and competency requirements in your home state, and have an active nursing assistant certification, then you will be granted reciprocity. This also results in your name being added to the North Dakota nurse aide registry.

What if you have a lapsed nurse aide certification? A lapsed CNA certificate is no longer active and it is not accepted for employment purposes. In this case you must re-take the CNA examination either in your home state or in North Dakota. If you choose to retest in your home state, then you must follow up with an application for reciprocity in the state you are moving to. For some individuals it is more convenient to challenge the nurse assistant test in North Dakota. Successfully passing this state examination will immediately give you the right to work as a certified nurse aide in any facility reimbursed by Medicaid or Medicare.

Cooperstown Medical Center - Cooperstown
1200 Roberts Avenue, Cooperstown, ND 58425
Phone: (701) 797-2128

Southwest Healthcare Services - Bowman
802 2nd St. NW, Bowman, ND 58623
Phone: (701) 523-3214

North Valley Career and Technology Center - Grafton
1540 School Road, Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: (701) 352-3705

Benedictine Living Center - Garrison
609 4th Avenue N, Garrison, ND 58540
Phone: (701) 463-2226

Fargo Adult Learning Center - Fargo
315 North University Drive, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 466-2806

Maryhill Manor - Enderlin
110 Hillcrest Drive, Enderlin, ND 58027
Phone: (701) 437-3544

St. Benedict's Health Center - Dickinson
851 4th Avenue East, Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone: (701) 456-7242

Good Samaritan Society - Crosby
705 SE 4th Street, Crosby, ND 58730
Phone: (701) 965-6086

Wedgewood Manor - Cavalier
804 Main Street West, Cavalier, ND 58220
Phone: (701) 265-8453

St. Gabriel's Community - Bismarck
4580 Coleman Street, Bismarck, ND 58503
Phone: (701) 751-4224

Bismarck Public Schools - Bismarck
1221 College Drive, Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 323-4340

Knife River Care Center - Beulah
509 Central Avenue N, Beulah, ND 58523
Phone: (701) 873-4322

Good Samaritan Society - Lakota
608 4th Avenue SW, Lakota, ND 58344
Phone: (701) 247-2902

Williston Senior High School - Williston
502 West Highland Drive, Williston, ND 58802
Phone: (701) 572-0967

CNA Classes in North Dakota ( Page 1 )

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Name: Mamie B. Date posted: July 26, 2013 - 11:44 PM
Message: Hi, I live in Williston North Dakota, and one of my friends said that she did some CNA class that was paid for, and she actually got paid for taking the course. I am originally form Michigan but I did take a semester of medical therapeutic careers, and i was wondering if there was some way to get the schooling free and or get paid for the schooling. Thank you so much...

Name: Admin Date posted: July 28, 2013 - 07:51 AM
Message: Free CNA training programs are usually offered by nursing homes. To find a free nurse aide course you need to do some research which may take a considerable amount of time. You need to select the facilities which offer state-approved programs in your area, contact them, and ask about admission requirements and cost of classes. Most nursing homes will not advertise their free programs but once you call, someone will let you know if they offer free classes. The same applies to getting paid while enrolled in the program. Keep in mind that most long-term care facilities expect graduates to work on the premises for a certain period of time once they complete the program. Make sure you understand the program admission requirements as well as your responsibilities once you graduate from the CNA training class. Good luck!

Felica G. on July 16, 2014 at 02:23 PM
How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

Admin on July 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Nursing assistant training courses may take anywhere between three weeks to three months to complete, depending on the facility or school which offers the program. To enroll in nurse aide classes you must meet certain admission criteria pertaining to education, health, and background history. Those who are accepted into CNA classes must complete both the classroom and hands-on practice sessions to graduate. Finally, one must pass a final exam which tests a candidate's skills and abilities to practice correctly and safely. When you pass this final test you become a certified nurse aide.

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

How long does it take to get the CNA certificate itself while in school taking courses?

Can you share any tips or advice regarding CNA job interviews?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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