Health Care

Become a trained Certified Nursing Assistant where the average starting wage is $14.00/hour!

Certified Nursing Assistant

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Types of jobs I can get with this certificate

  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Resident Assistant
  • Nursing Station Technician
  • Patient Care Technician

What you get out of the training

  • Ten weeks of hands-on training, in classroom & clinical site
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Holistic Healing
  • Dementia Training
  • Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Take the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Exam
  • Assistance with resumes and interviewing preparation
  • Attend the Healthcare Job Fair
  • Support while you attend the training


  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED (or graduating before training starts)
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Committed to finding full-time employment
  • Physically able to stand for an 8-hour shift, bend, and lift.
  • Must be willing to provide personal cares. Personal Cares are assisting a person with bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding as the person cannot do these things themselves.
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Human Services criminal background check – no felonies or offenses such as theft or assault within the last 7-10 years. Petty Misdemeanors are ok and wouldn’t disqualify a person.