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Registered nursing assistants (NARs) require a special certification to work in a skilled nursing facility. Anyone 15 years of age or older can register to complete our program. Courses are held on the Northfield Retirement Community campus.

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About the Certification

Registered nursing assistants (NARs) are critical to the success of our care team. Nursing assistants can use this hands-on experience to prepare themselves for future jobs in healthcare. After passing the exam, NARs may work in any skilled nursing facility.

NARs care for patients and assist registered nurses in day-to-day activities, including:

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

We are now offering a hybrid curriculum of NAR training through OnTrack powered by Educare. The registration fee is $850 and includes course materials, finger-printing/background check, and Mantoux testing. This fee does not cover the cost of the MN State written or skills exams, however reimbursement of exams and course are available with employment in a Skilled Nursing Facility.

Upcoming Course Dates

August 15th, 2022 - September 11th, 2022

Paid Training Program

  • Free for newly-hired or long-term NRC employees
  • Flexible, varying course lengths, lasting three weeks or six weeks
  • 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 Nursing Assistant Registry exam

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