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CNA Classes in Minnesota

CNA Classes in Minnesota

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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Minnesota CNA Resources

Minnesota CNA Certification

Minnesota CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Minnesota, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Minnesota CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Minnesota CNA Certification

In Minnesota, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Minnesota CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Minnesota, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Minnesota CNA Licensing Resources

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

121 CNA Schools in Minnesota

Bridges Care Community

  • 201 9th St. W. Ada, MN 56510
    Programs: CNA
    (218)784-5500

Alexandria Technical College

  • 1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    1(888)234-1222

Anoka Technical College

Riverland Community College

  • 1900 8th Ave Austin, MN 55912
    Programs: CNA
    (507)433-0653,(800)247-5039

Lakewood Health Center

  • 600 Main Avenue South Baudette, MN 56623
    Programs: CNA
    (218)634-3488

The Lutheran Home

  • 611 West Main St Belle Plaine, MN 56011
    Programs: CNA
    (952)873-2215

Neilson Place

  • 1000 Anne Street Bemidji, MN 56601
    Programs: CNA
    (218)751-0220

Northwest Technical College – Bemidji

  • 905 Grant Avenue SE Bemidji, MN 56601
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (218) 333-6600

Bigfork Valley

  • 258 Pinetree Drive Po Box 258 Bigfork, MN 56628
    Programs: CNA
    (218)743-3174

Normandale Community College

  • 9700 France Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    (952) 358-8200

Brainerd Senior High School

  • 702 South 5th Street Brainerd, MN 56401
    Programs: CNA
    (218)824-6247,(218)822-6944

Central Lakes College

Accelerated School of Nursing Assistant

Community Health Care Academy

  • 7714 Brooklyn Blvd Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
    Programs: CNA
    (612)636-8395,(612)636-8396

Hennepin Technical College

  • 9000 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (763) 488-2477

JJ School of Technology

  • 7420 Unity Ave.suite 301 Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
    Programs: CNA
    (763)560-0544

Browerville High School

  • Sixth And Park Avenue Browerville, MN 56438
    Programs: CNA
    (320)594-2272

Wright Technical Center School District #0966

  • 1405 3rd Ave Nepo Box 239 Buffalo, MN 55313
    Programs: CNA
    (763)682-4112

Anoka Ramsey Community College

  • 300 South Spirit River Drive Cambridge, MN 55008
    Programs: CNA
    (763)433-1100

Scofield Nursing Assistant Training Center

  • 1001 First Avenue East Suite 65 Cambridge, MN 55008
    Programs: CNA
    (320)396-3014

Sanford Canby Medical Center

  • 112 St. Olaf Avenue South Canby, MN 56220
    Programs: CNA
    (507)223-7277

Cass Lake- Bena Secondary

  • 15308 State Highway 371 Nw Cass Lake, MN 56633
    Programs: CNA
    (218)335-2203

Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College

  • 2101 14th Street Cloquet, MN 55720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    1(800)657-3712

Anderson’s Nar/hha Training

  • 120 West Third Street Po Box 487 Cokato, MN 55321
    Programs: CNA
    (320)286-5611

Mary Neuman Na Training

  • Po Box 125 Cottonwood, MN 56229
    Programs: CNA
    (507)530-7373

Villa St Vincent

  • 516 Walsh St Crookston, MN 56716
    Programs: CNA
    (218)281-3424

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Care Center

  • 320 East Main Street Crosby, MN 56441
    Programs: CNA
    (218)546-7031

Herzing University

  • 5700 West Broadway Crystal, MN 55428
    Programs: CNA
    (763)231-3199

Deer River High School

  • 101 First Ave Nepo Box 307 Deer River, MN 56636
    Programs: CNA
    (218)246-8241

Emmanuel Nursing Home

  • 1415 Madison Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    Programs: CNA
    (218)847-4486

Minnesota State Community And Technical College

Sound Objective Solutions

  • 900 Highway 34 East Suite Bes 106 Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    Programs: CNA
    (218)234-7870

St. Mary’s Regional Health Center

  • 1027 Washington Ave Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    Programs: CNA
    (218)847-0856

Lake Superior College

Northland Community and Technical College

Hennepin Technical College

  • 13100 College View Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347
    Programs: CNA
    (952)995-1300

Guardian Angels Care Center

  • 400 Evans Avenue Elk River, MN 55330
    Programs: CNA
    (763)441-1213

Melrose Sr High School

  • 546 N 5th Ave Emelrose, MN 56352
    Programs: CNA
    (320)256-4224

Pioneer Memorial Care Center Foundation

  • 23028 347th St. Se Erskine, MN
    Programs: CNA
    (218)687-2365

Esko Community Education

  • 2 East Highway 61 Esko, MN 55733
    Programs: CNA
    (218)879-4673

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

South Central College

  • 1225 Sw 3rd St Faribault, MN 55021
    Programs: CNA
    (507)332-5800,(800)422-0391

St Lucas Care Center

  • 500 SE 1st St Faribault, MN 55021
    Programs: CNA
    (507)332-5100

Minnesota State Community & Technical College

Essentia Health Grace Home

  • 116 W. 2nd St. Graceville, MN 56240
    Programs: CNA
    (320)748-7261

Itasca Community College

  • 1851 East Highway 169 Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (218) 322-2300

Hendricks Community Hospital & Nursing Home

  • 503 East Lincolnpo Box 106 Hendricks, MN 56136
    Programs: CNA
    (507)275-3134

Hibbing Community College

  • 1515 East 25th Street Hibbing, MN 55746
    Programs: ADN, CNA, RN
    1(800)224-4422

Tuff Memorial Home

  • 505 E 4th Street Hills, MN 56138
    Programs: CNA
    (507)962-3275

Ridgewater College

  • 2 Century Avenue Hutchinson, MN 55350
    Programs: CNA
    (320)234-8500,(800)722-1151

Good Samaritan Society

Rainy River Community College

Inver Hills – Century Colleges

Minnesota West Community & Tech College

  • 401 West Street Jackson, MN 56143
    Programs: CNA
    (507)847-3320,(800)658-2522

Karlstad Health Care Center

  • 304 Washington Karlstad, MN 56732
    Programs: CNA
    (218)436-2161

Sunnyside Care Center

  • 16561 Us Hwy 10 Lake Park, MN 56554
    Programs: CNA
    (218)238-5944

Minnesota Valley Health Center

  • 621 South 4th Street Le Sueur, MN 56058
    Programs: CNA
    (507)665-2262

Long Prairie Memorial Hospital

  • 20 9th Street SE Long Prairie, MN 56347
    Programs: CNA
    (320)732-2141

Madison Lutheran Home

  • 900 2nd Ave Madison, MN 56256
    Programs: CNA
    (320)598-7536

The Thro Company

  • 638 Southbend Avenue Mankato, MN 56001
    Programs: CNA
    (507) 625-8741

American Indian Oic

  • 1845 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Programs: CNA
    (612)341-3358

American Red Cross of The Minnesota Territory

  • 1201 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Programs: CNA
    (612)872-3252

Foundations Health Career Academy

  • 822 South Third Street Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Programs: CNA
    (612)331-0171

Lighthouse Training Center

  • 525 West Broadway Minneapolis, MN 54111
    Programs: CNA
    (612)363-4294

Midwest Career Institute

  • 1625 Park Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Programs: CNA
    (612)588-9410

Minneapolis Community & Technical College

St. Catherine University

Eventide Lutheran Home

  • 1405 South 7th Street Moorhead, MN 56560
    Programs: CNA
    (218)233-7508

Minnesota State Community And Technical College

  • 1900 28th Ave Moorhead, MN 56560
    Programs: CNA
    (218)236-6277,(800)426-5603

Mercy Hospital, Home Care & Hospice

  • 710 South Kenwood Avenue Moose Lake, MN 55767
    Programs: CNA
    (218)485-5572

Fairview Lakes Healthcare

  • 5379 383rd Street North Branch, MN 55056
    Programs: CNA
    (651)257-8806

South Central College

Century Community & Technical College

Northfield Retirement Community

  • 900 Cannon Valley Drive Northfield, MN 55057
    Programs: CNA
    (507)664-3488

Three Links Care Center

  • 815 Forest Avenue Northfield, MN 55057
    Programs: CNA
    (507)645-6611

North American Medical Academy

  • 5201 Bryant Avenue Northsuite 108, MN 55430
    Programs: CNA
    (612)521-0602

Joliz School of Nursing Assistant

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home

  • 1115 Fourth Ave Nsauk Rapids, MN 56379
    Programs: CNA
    (320)252-6525

Twin Valley Living Center

  • 208 Oppegard Ave Nw Po Box 480, MN 56584
    Programs: CNA
    (218)584-5181

Osseo Senior High School

  • 317 Second Avenue Nwosseo, MN 55369
    Programs: CNA
    (763)391-8519

Mille Lacs Health System

  • 200 North Elm Street Onamia, MN 56359
    Programs: CNA
    (320) 532-3154

Park Rapids Area High School

  • 401 Huntsinger Avenue Park Rapids, MN 56470
    Programs: CNA
    (218)237-6441

Senior Class Home Health Care

  • 30849 First Street Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
    Programs: CNA
    (218)839-1895

Perham Memorial Hospital And Home

  • 665 3rd Street Perham, MN 56573
    Programs: CNA
    (218)346-1181

Horizon Health

  • 26814 143rd Street Pierz, MN 56364
    Programs: CNA
    (320)468-6451,(800)224-6451

Pine Technical College

  • 900 Fourth St SE. Pine City, MN 55063
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (320) 629-5100

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

  • 1314 North Hiawatha Pipestone, MN 56164
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (507) 825-6800

Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center

Elim Care Inc.

  • 701 First Street Princeton, MN 55371
    Programs: CNA
    (763)389-1171

Minnesota State College – SE Technical

  • 308 Pioneer Road Red Wing, MN 55066
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (651) 385-6300

District 287 South Central Education Center

  • 7450 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423
    Programs: CNA
    (612)866-9780

Cherrywood Advanced Living

  • 150 Barry Avenue NW Richmond, MN 56368
    Programs: CNA
    (320)257-1647

Rochester Community & Technical College

Rochester Public School # 535

  • 3033 41st St. NW Rochester, MN 55901
    Programs: CNA
    (507)280-4750

Samaritan Bethany Arbor Terrace

  • 24 NW 8 St. Rochester, MN 55901
    Programs: CNA
    (507)289-4031

Lifecare Medical Center

  • 715 Delmore Drive Roseau, MN 56751
    Programs: CNA
    (218)463-2500

Northland Community And Technical College

  • 121 Center St. East, Suite 200 Roseau, MN 56751
    Programs: CNA
    218-463-1606

Dakota County Technical College

Country Manor Health Care & Retirement Center

  • 520 - 1st Street Sartell, MN 56377
    Programs: CNA
    (320)253-1920

Chosen Valley Care Center

  • 1102 Liberty Street Sechatfield, MN 55923
    Programs: CNA
    (507)867-4220

Minnesota Veterans Home

  • 45 Banks Blvd Silver Bay, MN 55614
    Programs: CNA
    (218)226-6326

Tweeten Health Services

  • 125 Fifth Ave. SE Spring Grove, MN 55974
    Programs: CNA
    (507)498-3211

Spring Lake Park High School

St Benedict’s Senior Community

  • 1810 Minnesota Boulevard Se St. Cloud, MN 56304
    Programs: CNA
    (320)252-0010

St Cloud Technical and Community College

Health Service Consultants Training Center

  • 6980 Oxford Street Suite 100 St. Louis Park, MN 55426
    Programs: CNA
    (952)224-7055

Hubert H Humphrey Job Corps Center

  • 1480 N Snelling Ave St. Paul, MN 55108
    Programs: CNA
    (651)647-0442

International Institute of Minnesota

  • 1694 Como Ave St. Paul, MN 55108
    Programs: CNA
    (651)647-0191

Saint Paul College

  • 235 Marshall Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (651) 846-1600

Benedictine Living Community

  • 1907 Klein St. St. Peter, MN 56082
    Programs: CNA
    (507)934-8274

Staples Motley High School

  • 401 Centennial Lane Staples, MN 56479
    Programs: CNA
    (218)894-2439

Northland Community & Technical College

Northland Community And Technical College

Good Samaritan Society

  • 333 West 5th Steet Waconia, MN 55387
    Programs: CNA
    (952)442-5111

Minnesota State Community And Technical College

  • 405 Sw Colfaxbox 566w Wadena, MN 56482
    Programs: CNA
    (218)631-3530,(800)247-2007

Walker Hackensack And Akeley High School

  • Box 4000 Walker, MN
    Programs: CNA
    (218)547-5322

Warroad Care Center

  • 1401 Lake St NW Warroad, MN 56763
    Programs: CNA
    (218)386-1235

Lakeshore Inn Nursing Home

  • 108 NW 8th Street Waseca, MN 56093
    Programs: CNA
    (507)835-2800

Shakopee High School

  • 100 17th Avenue Westshakopee, MN 55379
    Programs: CNA
    (952)496-5152

Ridgewater College

St. Anne of Winona

  • 902 East 2nd St Suite 328 Winona, MN 55987
    Programs: CNA
    (507)474-4980