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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

Foundations Health Career Academy
822 South Third Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Good Samaritan Society
1402 Highway 71
International Falls, Minnesota 56649
Good Samaritan Society
333 West 5th Steet
Waconia, Minnesota 55387
Good Shepherd Lutheran Home
1115 Fourth Ave
Nsauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379
Guardian Angels Care Center
400 Evans Avenue
Elk River, Minnesota 55330
Health Service Consultants Training Center
6980 Oxford Street Suite 100
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
Hendricks Community Hospital & Nursing Home
503 East Lincolnpo Box 106
Hendricks, Minnesota 56136
Hennepin Technical College
13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
Herzing University
5700 West Broadway
Crystal, Minnesota 55428
Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
Horizon Health
26814 143rd Street
Pierz, Minnesota 56364
Hubert H Humphrey Job Corps Center
1480 N Snelling Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Inver Hills - Century Colleges
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076
Itasca Community College
1851 East Highway 169
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
JJ School of Technology
7420 Unity Ave.suite 301
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443
Joliz School of Nursing Assistant
7420 Unity Ave
Northsuite 203, Minnesota 55443
Karlstad Health Care Center
304 Washington
Karlstad, Minnesota 56732
Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center
1010 South Birch Avenue
Po Box 700hallock, Minnesota 56728
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Rd. Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Lakeshore Inn Nursing Home
108 NW 8th Street
Waseca, Minnesota 56093
Lakewood Health Center
600 Main Avenue South
Baudette, Minnesota 56623
Lifecare Medical Center
715 Delmore Drive
Roseau, Minnesota 56751
Lighthouse Training Center
525 West Broadway
Minneapolis, Minnesota 54111
Long Prairie Memorial Hospital
20 9th Street SE
Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347
Madison Lutheran Home
900 2nd Ave
Madison, Minnesota 56256
Mary Neuman Na Training
Po Box 125
Cottonwood, Minnesota 56229
Melrose Sr High School
546 N 5th Ave
Emelrose, Minnesota 56352
Mercy Hospital, Home Care & Hospice
710 South Kenwood Avenue
Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767


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