Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program is not eligible for financial aid.
Nursing assistants and Home Health Aides provide direct client care under the direction of a nurse or doctor in a variety of health care settings. Using technical skills learned in both the classroom and clinical setting, nursing assistants and home health aides perform such tasks as feeding, bathing, positioning, ambulating and comfort measures for the client. Students explore and discuss legal, ethical and safety issues in client care. Students are prepared to take the Headmaster: National Nursing Assistant Assessment Test to be placed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry.
Qualifications include achieving appropriate assessment scores as indicated in Minimum Program Entry Requirements.
Licensing certification or registry status are independent of graduation requirements.
Graduates of the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program must successfully take and complete the nursing assistant test exam administered through the designated State testing service to be placed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry. Nursing assistants must be on the registry to be employed in the long term care setting.
In Minnesota, employment for nursing assistants is expected to grow at an average rate. Nationally, the number of jobs is expected to grow faster than average.
Upon completion of this course, certified nursing homes or certified boarding care homes are required to reimburse for training and testing expenses paid by the student. This is to be done 90 days from the date of employment. Note: reimbursement is not paid to third parties.
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
- Graduates will be prepared to provide direct client care in a long term care facility or home health care setting.
- Graduates will be prepared to meet the requirements to be placed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry.
Additional Program Material Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $327.00 beyond the cost of tuition and fees for Minnesota registry test, books, supplies or uniforms.