Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA is a professional healthcare worker who provides intimate care to patients in medical settings. They work under the direct supervision of a licensed nursing professional.
Our CNA program is a 4 week program. Weeks 1 and 2 are completed online. Weeks 3 and 4 are completed in-person at our training facility.
Courses are primarily offered during the day. However starting in April 2021, we are offering evening classes every other month.
Typically in-person classes meet Monday - Thursday. If the Monday is a holiday, then we will meet Tuesday- Friday. Any questions, feel free to call us at 952-563-9901
Attend our 4 hour skills review course and learn all 22 skills. For the state exam you will be tested on 5 randomly selected skills. The skills overview training will be under the direction of a licensed nurse.
*Disclaimer: There is no certification given at end of class. Students must study outside of review course in order to be successful at challenging the test.
Have two signed forms of identification, register for your testing date at a local testing site.
Candidate must be at least 16 years old to become a CNA.
Once you pass both your written and skills tests, you will then be placed on the registry. To remain on the registry, students must work the duties of a CNA for at least 8 hours within a 24 months period.
For any concerns or questions regarding the registry, please call the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry at 651-215-8705
or email health.FPC-NAR@state.mn.us
Watch this video and get a feel of what a day in the life of a CNA is like.
Check out this informational video of what it is like being a HHA. And learn the difference between an HHA and a CNA.