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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.
Upcoming CNA training dates 2021-2022
Our Minnesota Department of Health approved nurse aide program is 75 hours in duration. The course is offered in a hybrid model.
If you elect to enroll in a evening cohort, you will meet in person onsite from 4:30pm-9:30pm for skills lab and again your last week for supervised lab (clinical). If you elect to enroll in a day cohort, you will meet in person onsite from 9:30am-2:30pm for skills lab.
Types of Cohorts Available:
Evening Weekday - 4 weeks
Day Weekday - 4 weeks
Weekend - 6 weekends
Accelerated - 3 week sessions offered quarterly throughout the year
Tuition & Fees
Cost is $1250.00 and it includes everything you will need to complete the course including a ONE TIME nurse aide state exam fee and Basic Life Support CPR - American Heart Association. We set up your state exam date prior to course completion so you do not have to worry about securing a seat or being waitlisted.
Don't let cost keep you from achieving your goals! We have payment plans to help make becoming a nursing assistant affordable. Tuition can be divided up in 2 or 3 payment plan installments. There is a service fee added for this service. We accept the following payment options:
If you are having a financial hardship, our in-house scholarship program may be an option for you, apply now at LET Scholarship Fund (primetimemedtraining.com) Scholarships are available as funding allows in the amount of $500.
Nursing assistants who pay for the cost of their training and testing prior to employment are eligible for reimbursement. The nursing assistant has one (1) year from passing the test and placement on the Registry to turn in receipts requesting reimbursement. The facility has 90 days to reimburse the nursing assistant. Save your receipts and submit to your first nurse aide long-term care facility employer for reimbursement.
Currently training is held in our Spring Lake Park location. Check back frequently as we are planning to open other training sites in the near future.
Yes! If you would like to setup a company group training session and reserve a cohort exclusively for your staff, we got you covered! Give us a call for corporate training specials for large group sizes.
Refer a friend and receive up to a $50 visa gift card as our way of saying thank you :)
The referred participant must successfully complete the nurse aide course for a referral gift card to be issued. Referred person's name must be mentioned on application or before the start of scheduled class.
Watch this video and get a feel of what a day in the life of a CNA is like.
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 or experienced CNA that is trained to evaluate your performance.
*We are NOT a Test Site
*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.
It can take up to a week or so to be able to find yourself on the NA registry after you have successfully passed both written and skills. You can look yourself up on the registry online at https://narlookup.web.health.state.mn.us
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