Becoming a certified nursing assistant can be an excellent way to get your foot in the door in the lucrative healthcare industry. Fortunately, there are a number of organizations that offer CNA classes in Minnesota.
Having a career as a Certified Nurse Assistant can be fulfilling. Minnesota offers a large number of world-class healthcare facilities and organizations that provide great job opportunities for CNAs. Below is a list of organizations that provide CNA classes, online courses, and resources for those seeking to become a CNA in the state of Minnesota.
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Minnesota?
The CNA Registry in Minnesota is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Who Administers the CNA Exam in Minnesota?
The National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam in Minnesota is administered by Headmaster. The Minnesota CNA candidate handbook for Headmaster is available here.
Minnesota State Requirements for CNAs
Nurse aides may be listed on the CNA Minnesota Registry they have completed a nurse aide program and passed the nurse aide assessment exam. Candidates may begin working as nurse aide assistants right away as long as they are enrolled in a state-approved nurse aide program.
Candidates who wish to not attend a nurse aide program may take the challenge path. If they pass the nurse aide assessment exam, they may be eligible to work and be listed on the CNA Registry.
There a 5 different curriculums for nurse aide in Minnesota, with the two most common tracks being the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Red Cross. Both have 75 hours of total instruction, consisting of 16 hours of clinical instruction. The other three tracks are the Health Care Core Curriculum/Skills Set, 6th Edition of the American Health Care Association’s (AHCA) “HOW TO BE A NURSE ASSISTANT” curriculum, and the OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program.
Minnesota CNA Exam Details
Candidates in Minnesota take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam. The exam has It has two parts, a 70 question multiple choice test, which must be completed in a 2-hour time frame. The clinical skills section requires the demonstration of a collection of sample clinical CNA skills and is generally a day-long exam.
How Much Does the Minnesota CNA Exam Cost?
The cost of the written or oral and skills evaluation varies across testing centers in Minnesota.
Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Minnesota?
Testing for the CNA exam in Minnesota is hosted by Headmaster at a variety of testing locations around the state. The best way to get ready for the CNA exam is by taking practice tests. You can use our free sample tests to practice for your CNA test.
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Minnesota?
The average annual salary for a CNA in Minnesota is $36,040 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry
Should you have to get in touch with the state registry you can do find that information on our Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry page. The following link will take you to the website where you can review the state’s status for a CNA – Minnesota CNA Registry status.
Tuition-Based CNA Classes in Minnesota
Free listings can be found further down the page but there are a number of health organizations, nursing homes and trade schools offering CNA classes in Minnesota for a fee. For details, contact the organizations listed below. There is an additional list of CNA classes in Minnesota here.
|Hennepin Technical College||Brooklyn Park, MN 55445||(952) 995-1300|
|Anderson’s NAR/ HHA Training||Cokato, MN 55321||(320) 583-4820|
|Minnesota State Community and Technical College||Fergus Falls, MN 56537||(877) 450-3322|
|Accredited School of Nursing Assistant||New Hope, MN 55428||(763) 746-0412|
|Mille Lacs Health System ||Onamia, MN 56359||(320) 532-3154|
|Horizon Health, Inc.||Pierz, MN 56364||(320) 468-6451|
|Rochester Community and Technical College||Rochester, MN 55904-4999||(507) 285-7210|
|Saint Paul College||Saint Paul, MN 55102||(651) 846-1600|
|Walker Hackensack Akeley Schools||Walker, MN 56484||(218) 547-1311|
Where To Find Free CNA Classes in Minnesota
If you’re looking for free CNA classes near you in Minneapolis, St. Paul or elsewhere in Minnesota, the following accredited facilities offer free CNA programs. If you have specific questions about the program, how to get free classes, or class schedules, please use their contact information or website to learn more.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Adams Health Care Center||Adams, MN 55909||(507) 582- 3263|
|Anoka Technical College||Anoka, MN 55303||(763) 576-4700|
|Birchwood Senior Living||Forest Lake, MN 55025||(651) 998-2163|
|Glenwood Retirement Village||Glenwood, MN 56334||320-634-5131|
|Crystal Care Center||Minneapolis, MN 55422||(763) 971-6305|
|GracePointe Crossing||NorthCambridge, MN 55008||(763) 689-1474|
|St. William’s Living Center||Parkers Prairie, MN 56361||(218) 338-4671|
|Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center||St. Paul, MN 55108||(651) 642-1133|
|Country Manor Campus||Sartell, MN 56377||(320) 253-1920|
|Benedictine Living Community||St. Peter, MN 56082||(507) 934-2203|
|Fair Oaks Lodge||Wadena, MN 56482||(218) 631-1391|