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Experience More in Your Career

It is important that our employees receive excellent, thorough training. This will help you be successful in your job. In addition to providing the hands-on skills you need for your job today, we'll support your professional development with opportunities that enhance the skills you need for launching your career path.


Mentoring Program

Our unique mentorship program supports new employees as they navigate their first year of work. The ongoing pairing between an experienced team member and new employee allows for mentors to attend to the questions, concerns or difficulties that an employee may face during their early work experiences and to offer advice about how to succeed in their new role.


Educational Opportunities At NRC

The educational opportunities offered by NRC are available to anyone. However, registration fees are waived for NRC employees who have a minimum of six months' excellent work history. Contact us to learn more about educational and professional development opportunities at NRC.

  • CPR Certification

    Spring courses available

    NRC is pleased to offer CPR certification opportunities. Registration is required. Classes will be cancelled with two or fewer registrations. The cost of the class is $75.00.

    To register, email  or call 507-664-7353.

    Upcoming Course Dates

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Registration Deadline: March 9, 2017

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Registration Deadline: April 8, 2017

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Registration Deadline: May 11, 2017

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Registration Deadline: June 10, 2017

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Registration Deadline: July 13, 2017

  • Registered Nursing Assistant (NAR) Certification

    New classes added

    Registered nursing assistants (NARs) are critical to the success of our care team. They care for patients and aid registered nurses in day-to-day activities, including assisting with:

    • Residents' daily tasks
    • Bathing, grooming and feeding residents
    • Medical checkups and procedures
    • Administrative duties

    Many nursing assistants use this hands-on experience to prepare them for future jobs in healthcare. Many schools accept CNA work experience as course credit.  We invite anyone 15+ years old to register!

    Upcoming Course Dates

    April 3–May 4, 2017 | Monday–Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017

    June 12–30, 2017 | Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. | Registration Deadline: May 26, 2017

    July 10–28, 2017 | Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. | Registration Deadline: June 23, 2017

    July 31–August 18, 2017 | Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. | Registration Deadline: June 14, 2017

    October 2–November 2, 2017 | Monday–Thursday, 3:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m. | Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017

    Courses are held on the Northfield Retirement Community campus. (900 Cannon Valley Drive)

    Paid Training Program

    • Free for newly-hired or long-time NRC employees
    • Get paid while you attend class
    • One month long
    • Two components: classroom and clinical
    • Taught by NRC's award-winning care team; curriculum approved  by the Minnesota Department of Health
    • Plenty of hands-on learning experiences
    • Prepares you to take the state certification exam

    After passing the exam, you may begin work as a nursing assistant at NRC.

    Questions? Email or call 507-664-7353.


Tuition Reimbursement Program

NRC supports the continued education of its employees off site by providing tuition reimbursement (75% of the cost of books and tuition, up to $2,000 per fiscal year) to eligible employees for approved courses. In order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement, employees must work at least 20 hours per week and have been employed for six months. Contact us to learn more about educational and professional development opportunities that can be reimbursed by NRC.


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“The job support and training I received was perfect. I love working at NRC.”