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Minnesota CNA Classes

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.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other MN Schools with CNA Programs

Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave
Austin, Minnesota 55912
Rochester Community & Technical College
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Rochester Public School # 535
3033 41st St. NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
Samaritan Bethany Arbor Terrace
24 NW 8 St.
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Sanford Canby Medical Center
112 St. Olaf Avenue South
Canby, Minnesota 56220
Scofield Nursing Assistant Training Center
1001 First Avenue East Suite 65
Cambridge, Minnesota 55008
Senior Class Home Health Care
30849 First Street
Pequot Lakes, Minnesota 56472
Shakopee High School
100 17th Avenue
Westshakopee, Minnesota 55379
Sound Objective Solutions
900 Highway 34 East Suite Bes 106
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, Minnesota 56003
South Central College
1225 Sw 3rd St
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
Spring Lake Park High School
8001 Able Street NE
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota 55432
St Benedict's Senior Community
1810 Minnesota Boulevard Se
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56304
St Cloud Technical and Community College
1245 15th Street N.
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303
St Lucas Care Center
500 SE 1st St
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
St. Anne of Winona
902 East 2nd St Suite 328
Winona, Minnesota 55987
St. Catherine University
601 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
St. Mary's Regional Health Center
1027 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501
Staples Motley High School
401 Centennial Lane
Staples, Minnesota 56479
Sunnyside Care Center
16561 Us Hwy 10
Lake Park, Minnesota 56554
The Lutheran Home
611 West Main St
Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011
The Thro Company
638 Southbend Avenue
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Three Links Care Center
815 Forest Avenue
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Tuff Memorial Home
505 E 4th Street
Hills, Minnesota 56138
Tweeten Health Services
125 Fifth Ave. SE
Spring Grove, Minnesota 55974
Twin Valley Living Center
208 Oppegard Ave
Nw Po Box 480, Minnesota 56584
Villa St Vincent
516 Walsh St
Crookston, Minnesota 56716
Warroad Care Center
1401 Lake St NW
Warroad, Minnesota 56763


Minnesota CNA Resources on

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270
Fax: (612) 617-2190

Minnesota Nurses Association