Nurse Aide Training Programs in Minnesota

If you are ready to take the first steps toward a nursing assistant or home health aide career take a look at the courses offered by Health Service Consultants Training Center. They offer 12-day, 3-weeks, and 8-weeks Saturdays-only CNA programs which are state-approved and use the MNSCU curriculum. No high school diploma or GED is required to register for the NAT program but you must be at least 16 years old, take a free English fluency and comprehension pretest, pass a criminal background check and have a Mantoux or chest X-ray exam before clinical.

By enrolling in the dual NA/HHA course you can save up to $200 and upon completion of the program you will obtain a nursing assistant, home health aide and CPR completion certificate and are eligible to challenge the NNAAP or the NA/HHA exam to be added to the Minnesota registry as a nursing assistant or home health aide. Health Service Consultants Training Center offers a free skill review session within six weeks of completing the nursing assistant or home health aide course. To start your nursing assistant or home health aide career today or learn more about your training options at Health Service Consultants Training Center contact them at (952) 224-7055.

Approved CNA Classes in Aitkin County

Aicota Health Care Center - Aitkin
850 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: 218-927-2164

Anoka County

Anoka Technical College
1355 West Hwy 10, Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-576-4793
This school is also an approved test site.

Spring Lake Park High School
8001 Able Street NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Phone: 763-786-5571

Becker County

Emmanuel Nursing Home - Detroit Lakes
1415 Madison Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 218-847-4486

St. Mary's Regional Health Center - Detroit Lakes
1027 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 218-847-0856

Sound Objective Solutions, LLC - Detroit Lakes
900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 218-234-7870

Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes
900 Highway 34 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 800-492-4836
This school is also an approved test site.

Sunnyside Care Center - Lake Park
16561 US Hwy 10, Lake Park, MN 56554
Phone: 218-238-5944

Beltrami County

Neilson Place - Bemidji
1000 Anne Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-751-0220

Northwest Technical College - Bemidji
905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-333-6645
This school is also an approved test site.

Benton County

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home - Sauk Rapids
1115 4th Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Phone: 320-252-6525

Big Stone County

Essentia Health Grace Home - Graceville
116 West 2nd Street, Graceville, MN 56240
Phone: 320-748-7261

Blue Earth County

The Thro Company - Mankato
638 Southbend Avenue, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-388-2913

Carlton County

Fond Du Lac Community College - Cloquet
2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 800-657-3712
This school is also an approved test site.

Esko Community Education
2 East Highway 61, Esko, MN 55733
Phone: 218-879-4673

Mercy Hospital - Moose Lake
710 South Kenwood Avenue, Moose Lake, MN 55767
Phone: 218-485-5572

Carver County

Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative - Chaska
401 East 4th Street, Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-567-8068

Good Samaritan Society - Waconia
333 West 5th Street, Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: 952-442-5111

Cass County

Cass Lake- Bena Secondary School
15314 State Highway 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Phone: 218-335-2203

Walker, Hackensack and Akeley High School
Box 4000, Walker, MN 56484
Phone: 218-547-5322

Chisago County

Fairview Lakes Healthcare - North Branch
5379 383rd Street, North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-257-8806

Clay County

Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead
1900 28th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-299-6586
This school is also an approved test site.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead
1900 28th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-299-6586
This school is also an approved test site.

Crow Wing County

Brainerd Senior High School
702 South 5th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 218-824-6247

Central Lakes College - Brainerd
501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401
Phones: 800-933-0346 and 218-855-8000
This school is also an approved test site.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Care Center - Crosby
320 East Main Street, Crosby, MN 56441
Phone: 218-546-7031

Dakota County

Inver Hills Community College - Inver Grove Heights
2500 80th Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 651-450-8500
This school is also an approved test site.

Dakota County Technical College - Rosemount
1300 East 145th Street, Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: 800-548-5502
This school is also an approved test site.

CNA Classes in Minnesota ( Page 2 )

Becoming a nurse aide starts with finding a CNA training class that suits your needs. We know you are looking for a good, affordable program and that saving money on education is always a plus. Keep in mind that your educational expenses associated with a CNA training program are reimbursable if you become employed by a nursing home. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a nursing assistant who pays for the cost of a CNA training course prior to becoming employed as a nurse assistant qualifies for reimbursement.

As soon as you become certified as a nurse aide in Minnesota you need to turn in all the receipts associated with the CNA program cost and request reimbursement from your employer. Save all the receipts including those for books, supplies, uniforms, tuition, and exam fees. You must work for a minimum of ninety (90) days in a long-term care facility in order to be reimbursed by that facility. Certified nursing homes and boarding care homes are required by law to reimburse a nursing assistant who has been their employee for a minimum of three months. As a nursing assistant you have one year from completion of the test to turn in receipts requesting reimbursement.

CNA Training Schools and Programs

CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Name: Vickie M. Date posted: July 19, 2013 - 09:51 PM
Message: Would you please give me information on the nearest CNA course to 1900 East 86th St. Bloomington, MN 55425?

Name: Admin Date posted: July 22, 2013 - 11:25 PM
Message: The only CNA program we know of in Bloomington, MN is the one offered by Normandale Community College. There might be other nurse aide programs available however we do not have a record of them.

Name: Nina Date posted: August 18, 2013 - 11:34 AM
Message: Check with your local Red Cross in Bloomington!

Shavera on August 18, 2014 at 09:53 AM
After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

Admin on August 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM
CNA training classes are usually between six and eight weeks long. During training you learn to provide assistance with activities of daily living to clients which are elderly, sick, or disabled. A registered nurse program involves a lot more studying than a CNA course. Associate degree nursing programs require at least two years of study and clinical practice, while bachelor's degree RN programs require four years of study and hands-on practice.

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?

I am trying to get some info on where to start in the health care profession. Is it better to start as a CNA or LVN?

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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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