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 in Edina. They offer two accelerated training courses which are state-approved and use the 2009 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.

Health Service Consultants Training Center - Edina
7104 Ohms Lane, Suite 216, Edina, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 224-7055

Accelerated School of Nursing Assistant - Brooklyn Center
7046 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Ada-Borup School Bridges Medical Services
209 9th Street West, Ada, Minnesota 56510

Aicota Health Care Center Nurse Aide Course - Aitkin
850 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN 56431

Alexandria Technical College
1601 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

American Red Cross - Twin Cities Area Chapter
1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55454

American Red Cross Central Minnesota Chapter Nurse Aide Program
1301 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

Anderson's Nursing Assistant Training - Cokato
175 4th Street East, Cokato, MN 55321

Anoka Technical College C.N.A. Class
1355 West Hwy 10, Anoka, Minnesota 55303

Benedictine Living Community - St. Peter
1907 Klein Street, St. Peter, MN 56082

Bigfork Valley Nurse Aide Program
258 Pinetree Drive, Bigfork, Minnesota 56628

Brainerd Senior High School CNA Training Course
702 South 5th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

Cambridge Campus of Anoka Ramsey Community College
300 Polk Street South, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008

Central Lakes College Nursing Assistant Course - Brainerd
501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401

Century Community and Technical College Nurse Aide Training Course - White Bear Lake
3300 Century Ave. North, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

Clarkfield Care Center CNA Course
805 5th Street, Clarkfield, MN 56223

Clearwater County Nursing Service CNA Training Program - Bagley
212 Main Avenue North, Bagley, Minnesota 56621

College of St. Catherine - Minneapolis
601 25th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Comfort Services LLC. Nurse Aide Training - Minneapolis
2200 Minnehaha Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Cook Hospital Nursing Assistant Training
10 SE 5th Street, Cook, MN 55723

Country Manor Hlth Care and Retirement Center - Sartell
520 1st Street NE, Sartell, Minnesota 56377

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center CNA Class - Crosby
320 East Main Street, Crosby, MN 56441

Dakota County Technical College Nurse Aide Training - Rosemount
1300 East 145th Street, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068

District 287 South Central Education Center Nurse Aide Course - Richfield
7450 Penn Ave. South, Richfield, MN 55423

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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