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Minnesota CNA Programs

Minnesota CNA Training

During tough economic times, it can be hard for someone to think about leaving his or her current job in search of something better. However, many business experts recommend that if someone is having trouble finding a job at a higher or similar level in your field, he or she should consider returning to school to further their education.

Many people in the Midwest are encouraged by the government reports that healthcare will enjoy significant growth despite the current recession. Minnesota CNA classes are a great way to find a job that will allow individuals to work around medical professionals on a daily basis, and provide financial security to their families.

Although doctors and nurses are responsible for the examinations, diagnoses, and treatment plants for many hospital patients, they depend on a strong support staff of certified nursing assistants to help them put those treatment plans into action. CNAs are also required to record patient histories, take vital signs, and answer patient questions about preventative care practices.

Becoming a CNA in Minnesota

In Minnesota, an individual may work as a CNA as long as he or she has passed a Minnesota-approved CNA training program and is listed on the Minnesota CNA registry. Even CNAs who work for a temporary agency must be listed on the registry before they can begin working.

If an individual is not on the registry but wants to begin working as a CNA, he or she may do so as long as they are immediately enrolled in an approved CNA training course, and then complete the training course and pass the competency exam within 4 months.

In order to be placed on the Minnesota CNA registry, an individual must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • He or she must have completed a state-approved CNA training program and CNA competency evaluation program.
  • He or she must have passed the Minnesota competency exam for nursing assistants.
  • He or she must be in good standing on the CNA registry in another state and have worked at least 8 hours as a CNA in the past 24 months. To be transferred to the Minnesota CNA registry, the individual must submit the Interstate Endorsement Forms.

Renewing a CNA License

A CNA in Minnesota must work at least 8 paid hours as a nursing assistant in each 24 month certification period in order to renew his or her license. If one fails to do so, he or she will cease to be certified and will need to be recertified in order to work.

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Other MN Schools with CNA Programs

7046 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
1845 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
1201 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55454
120 West Third Street Po Box 487
Cokato, MN 55321
300 South Spirit River Drive
Cambridge, MN 55008
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
1907 Klein St.
St. Peter, MN 56082
258 Pinetree Drive Po Box 258
Bigfork, MN 56628
702 South 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
201 9th St. W.
Ada, MN 56510
Sixth And Park Avenue
Browerville, MN 56438
15308 State Highway 371 Nw
Cass Lake, MN 56633
501 West Campus Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
3300 Century Ave
North White Bear Lake, MN 55110
150 Barry Avenue NW
Richmond, MN 56368
1102 Liberty Street
Sechatfield, MN 55923
7714 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
520 - 1st Street
Sartell, MN 56377
320 East Main Street
Crosby, MN 56441
1300 145th Street E.
Rosemount, MN 55068
101 First Ave Nepo Box 307
Deer River, MN 56636
7450 Penn Ave. South
Richfield, MN 55423
701 First Street
Princeton, MN 55371
1415 Madison Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
2 East Highway 61
Esko, MN 55733
116 W. 2nd St.
Graceville, MN 56240
1405 South 7th Street
Moorhead, MN 56560
5379 383rd Street
North Branch, MN 55056
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
822 South Third Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
333 West 5th Steet
Waconia, MN 55387
1402 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649
1115 Fourth Ave
Nsauk Rapids, MN 56379
400 Evans Avenue
Elk River, MN 55330
6980 Oxford Street Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
503 East Lincolnpo Box 106
Hendricks, MN 56136
13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
5700 West Broadway
Crystal, MN 55428
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
26814 143rd Street
Pierz, MN 56364
1480 N Snelling Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
1851 East Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
7420 Unity Ave.suite 301
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
7420 Unity Ave
Northsuite 203, MN 55443
304 Washington
Karlstad, MN 56732
1010 South Birch Avenue
Po Box 700hallock, MN 56728
2101 Trinity Rd. Duluth
Duluth, MN 55811
108 NW 8th Street
Waseca, MN 56093
600 Main Avenue South
Baudette, MN 56623
715 Delmore Drive
Roseau, MN 56751
525 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 54111
20 9th Street SE
Long Prairie, MN 56347
900 2nd Ave
Madison, MN 56256
Po Box 125
Cottonwood, MN 56229
546 N 5th Ave
Emelrose, MN 56352
710 South Kenwood Avenue
Moose Lake, MN 55767
1100 Industrial Park Drive
Eveleth, MN 55734
1625 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
200 North Elm Street
Onamia, MN 56359
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
308 Pioneer Road
Red Wing, MN 55066
900 Minnesota 34
Fergus Falls, MN 56501
1900 28th Ave
Moorhead, MN 56560
900 Highway 34 E.
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
405 Sw Colfaxbox 566w
Wadena, MN 56482
621 South 4th Street
Le Sueur, MN 56058
45 Banks Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
401 West Street
Jackson, MN 56143
1314 North Hiawatha
Pipestone, MN 56164
1000 Anne Street
Bemidji, MN 56601
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431
5201 Bryant Avenue
Northsuite 108, MN 55430
900 Cannon Valley Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
2022 Central Avenue NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56721
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
121 Center St. East, Suite 200
Roseau, MN 56751
2022 Central Avenue Northeast
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
317 Second Avenue
Nwosseo, MN 55369
401 Huntsinger Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
665 3rd Street
Perham, MN 56573
900 Fourth St SE.
Pine City, MN 55063
23028 347th St. Se
Erskine, MN
1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649
2 Century Avenue
Hutchinson, MN 55350
2101 15th Ave NW
Willmar, MN 56201
1900 8th Ave
Austin, MN 55912
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
3033 41st St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
24 NW 8 St.
Rochester, MN 55901
112 St. Olaf Avenue South
Canby, MN 56220
1001 First Avenue East Suite 65
Cambridge, MN 55008
30849 First Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
100 17th Avenue
Westshakopee, MN 55379
900 Highway 34 East Suite Bes 106
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
1225 Sw 3rd St
Faribault, MN 55021
8001 Able Street NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
1810 Minnesota Boulevard Se
St. Cloud, MN 56304
1245 15th Street N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
500 SE 1st St
Faribault, MN 55021
902 East 2nd St Suite 328
Winona, MN 55987
601 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
1027 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
401 Centennial Lane
Staples, MN 56479
16561 Us Hwy 10
Lake Park, MN 56554
611 West Main St
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
638 Southbend Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001
815 Forest Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
505 E 4th Street
Hills, MN 56138
125 Fifth Ave. SE
Spring Grove, MN 55974
208 Oppegard Ave
Nw Po Box 480, MN 56584
516 Walsh St
Crookston, MN 56716
Box 4000
Walker, MN
1401 Lake St NW
Warroad, MN 56763
1405 3rd Ave Nepo Box 239
Buffalo, MN 55313

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