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CNA CLASSES IN MINNESOTA

The state of Minnesota requires CNAs to complete a four-month program and examination period and obtain their names on the state Nurse Aide Registry before they may begin their employment. The role is especially hands-on in Minnesota, with many CNAs serving as nutrition helpers, monitoring vital signs, and even seeing to the emotional and social needs of their patients. If this essential job sounds like something that interests you, the following information may help.

Minnesota CNA Certification Requirements

There are no formal restrictions in terms of education over who may apply for nurse aide classes and undertake the state examination. However, many testing sites and programs set up their own requirements, often requiring a GED or other proof of formal education. Some other prerequisites include:

  • Reaching 18 years of age

  • Passing a background check and fingerprinting test

  • Passing a physical examination to check for contagion

  • Negative drug test

  • Negative TB test

  • Current immunization records

To gain a CNA certification in the state of Minnesota you must pass a state-approved course. It is a minimum of 75 hours (usually longer) and must have 59 hours of classroom and 16 hours of clinical learning. There are two options for classes; the CNA program developed by the Minnesota State Colleges or the CNA classes offered by the American Red Cross. In both cases, the actual programs lasts between three and ten weeks, depending on when and how often classes take place.

CNA Classes & Nurse Aide Certification Courses in Minnesota

Bridges Care Community

Ada, MN

56510

Adams Health Care center

Adams, MN

55909

 

Aicota Health Care Center

Aitkin, MN

56431

 

Riverland Community College

Albert Lea, MN

56007

 

Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea

Albert Lea, MN

56007

 

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Alexandria, MN

56308

 

Anoka Technical College

Anoka, MN

55303

 

Apple Valley Medical Center

Apple Valley, MN

55124

 

Riverland Community College

Austin, MN

55912

 

Comfort Keepers In Home Care

Baxter, MN

56425

 

Northwest Technical College

Bemidji, MN

56601

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, MN

55431

952-358-8200

 

ZANDU HEALTH INITIATIVE

Bloomington, MN

55420

952-479-0172

 

Central Lakes College

Brainerd, MN

56401

218-855-8000

 

St. Francis Medical Center

Breckenridge, MN

56520

218-643-3000

 

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

55445

952-995-1300

 

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN

55445

763-488-0391

 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus

Cambridge, MN

55008

763-433-1100

 

Parmly on the Lake

Chisago City, MN

55013

651-257-0575

 

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Cloquet, MN

55720

218-879-0800

 

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Cloquet, MN

55720

218-879-0800

 

Kathryn's Nursing Assistant Training

Cokato, MN

55321

320-286-5304

 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Columbia Heights, MN

55421

763-291-5125

 

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Crosby

Crosby, MN

56441

218-546-7000

 

The College of St. Scholastica Science Center

Duluth, MN

55811

800-447-5444

 

St Ann's Residence

Duluth, MN

55805

218-727-8831

University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN

55812

 

Lake Superior College

Duluth, MN

55811

 

Franciscan Health Center

Duluth, MN

55802

 

Northland Community & Technical College

East Grand Forks, MN

56721

 

Hennepin Technical College

Eden Prairie, MN

55347

 

Guardian Angels Care Center

Elk River, MN

55330

 

South Central College: Faribault Campus

Faribault, MN

55021

 

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Fergus Falls, MN

56537

 

Birchwood Arbors

Forest Lake, MN

55025

 

Glenwood Retirement Village

Glenwood, MN

56334

 

Essentia Health-Grace Home

Graceville, MN

56240

 

Grand Village

Grand Rapids, MN

55744

 

St. Croix Hospice

Grand Rapids, MN

55744

 

St. Croix Hospice

Grand Rapids, MN

55744

 

Itasca Community College

Grand Rapids, MN

55744

 

Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center

Hallock, MN

56728

Augustana Care Hastings Health and Rehabilitation

Hastings, MN

55033

 

Hibbing Community College

Hibbing, MN

55746

 

Hibbing Community College

Hibbing, MN

55746

 

Ridgewater College

Hutchinson, MN

55350

 

Rainy River Community College

International Falls, MN

56649

 

Inver Hills Community College

Inver Grove Heights, MN

55076

 

Ecumen - Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park Nursing Home

Lake Park, MN

56554

 

MSL Training Center

McIntosh, MN

56556

 

Greenwood Connections

Menahga, MN

56464

 

Accredited School of Nursing Assistant

Minneapolis, MN

55428

 

College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

55455

 

Minnesota Veterans Home

Minneapolis, MN

55417

 

North American Medical Academy

Minneapolis, MN

55430

 

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

55455

 

Minneapolis College

Minneapolis, MN

55403

 

Summit Academy OIC

Minneapolis, MN

55405

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

55401

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) Moorhead

Moorhead, MN

56560

 

Mercy Hospital

Moose Lake, MN

55767

 

Oak Hills Living Center

New Ulm, MN

56073

 

South Central College-North Mankato Campus

North Mankato, MN

56003

 

Three Links Care Center

Northfield, MN

55057

 

Mille Lacs Health System

Onamia, MN

56359

 

Riverland Community College

Owatonna, MN

55060

 

St William's Living Center

Parkers Prairie, MN

56361

 

Perham Living

Perham, MN

56573

 

Pine Technical & Community College

Pine City, MN

55063

 

Pine Technical & Community College

Pine City, MN

55063

 

Minnesota State College Southeast, Red Wing Campus

Red Wing, MN

55066

 

Hawthorne Education Center

Rochester, MN

55904

 

Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester, MN

55904

 

Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, MN

55068

Country Manor Campus

Sartell, MN

56377

 

Country Manor Campus

Sartell, MN

56377

 

Prime Time Medical Training, LLC

Spring Lake Park, MN

55432

 

Prime Time Medical Training, LLC

Spring Lake Park, MN

55432

 

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St Cloud, MN

56303

 

The Gardens at Episcopal Homes

St Paul, MN

55104

 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

St Paul, MN

55101

 

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

St Paul, MN

55101

 

Saint Paul College

St Paul, MN

55102

 

St. Catherine University

St Paul, MN

55105

 

St. Kates

St Paul, MN

55105

 

St. Catherine University

St Paul, MN

55108

 

Century College

St Paul, MN

55107

 

Regions Hospital

St Paul, MN

55101

 

Shaller Family Sholom East Campus

St Paul, MN

55102

 

Guadalupe Alternative Programs

St Paul, MN

55107

Central Lakes College

Staples, MN

56479

 

Lakewood Health System

Staples, MN

56479

 

Northland Community & Tech Clg

Thief River Falls, MN

56701

 

Twin Valley Assisted Living

Twin Valley, MN

56584

 

Mesabi Range College

Virginia, MN

55792

 

Fair Oaks Lodge

Wadena, MN

56482

 

Scrubs Academy

Waite Park, MN

56387

 

Southview Acres Health Care Center

West St Paul, MN

55118

 

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

55110

 

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

55110

 

Shcool

White Bear Lake, MN

55110

 

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN

56201

 

M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center

Wyoming, MN

55092