CNA Schools in Minnesota
CNA Training Programs in Minnesota
If you want to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Minnesota, then you're in luck, as the state is home to several CNA certification programs.
You can contact the Minnesota Department of Nursing for a comprehensive listing of the programs currently in good standing, or ask the program director/instructor whether they have state approval directly.
Because CNA training only takes a couple of months at most, you have a much wider range of opportunities then most prospective allied health professional. CNA certification programs are offered at Community and Vocational Colleges, yes, but also through ultra-flexible Online schools, at high schools, and even at some larger hospitals or nursing homes with a built-in guaranteed future employment.
When you pick a program, you can expect to more or less spend 35% to 50% of the time in class, learning about patient care, your legal responsibilities, and covering basic medical knowledge, and the rest of the time taking care of patients and learning on the job under the supervision of an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse, or a Registered Nurse.
Continuing Education for CNAs in Minnesota
In order to stay eligible to work, you are required to complete 48 hours of continuing education units every two years.
There are several options available to you to complete this- independent study with books or literature provided by a national nursing organization, seminars and classes put on by hospitals or clinics, training programs put on by the government.
You'll want to make sure you do activities that provide you credit- so you'll want to ask the program facilitator or instructor to make sure- but the Minnesota Department of Nursing is less strict then most other states in which it will allow CNA's to do to satisfy continuing education requirements.
Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s of Minnesota and St. Mary’s Hospital.