Cna Class

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Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) is a required certification to work in a nursing home. Anyone 15 years of age or older can enroll in our program at NRC. Courses are held at NRC and are a combination of online learning and in-person classes. For questions regarding enrollment, please call 507-664-3493.

About Certification

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are critical to the care and service delivery for the residents that live at NRC. To become certified, you will complete a 75-hour training program and take a state exam. The onsite NRC trainer will assist you through your learning and help to prepare you for the state exam.

CNAs provide assistance with day-to-day activities, including:

  • Bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
  • Assisting with eating
  • Assisting in ambulation and mobility
  • Helping nurses with other duties

For more information about enrollment and class availability, apply today for a CNA-in-Training position. Training fees and wages are covered for individuals who choose to work at NRC during or following training.

Upcoming Course Dates

April 16, 2024 to May 16, 2024 - Day Class

August 1, 2024 to August 29, 2024 - Evening Class

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.