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Nursing Assistant | Home Health Aide

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Nursing Assistant | Home Health Aide Class Begins January 14

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, is a four-credit certificate that will give you the basic nursing skills and theory needed for employment in a variety of health care settings such as a Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR) and Home Health Aide (HHA). If you are considering nursing as a career, you may use this course to explore the nursing field.

Certificate Requirements:

  • * NSG 1000 Nursing Assistant (3 cr), and
  • NSG 1011 Home Health Aide (1 cr)

or

  • NSG1010 Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (4 cr)

* Upon successful completion of the NSG 1000 Nursing Assistant or NSG 1010 Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course, students are eligible to take the Minnesota Nursing Assistant written and skills test for placement on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry, which lists the names of individuals who have completed an approved nursing assistant training and testing program and meet state and federal requirements to work in nursing homes and certified boarding care homes.


Program Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the qualities unique to the care of an aging population.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical behavior in health care.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in nursing care for the elderly in long-term and home care settings.

CNA Testing Dates

Mar 14

Bring two forms of signature-bearing identification, one of which must have a photo.   Make sure you are dressed appropriately to act as a client for another student testing.   Arrive at least 15 minutes early.  


If you have any further questions, contact Laura Zika, RN, BSN at laura.zika@rainyriver.edu

Jun 13

Bring two forms of signature-bearing identification, one of which must have a photo.   Make sure you are dressed appropriately to act as a client for another student testing.   Arrive at least 15 minutes early.  


If you have any further questions, contact Laura Zika, RN, BSN at laura.zika@rainyriver.edu

Aug 12

Bring two forms of signature-bearing identification, one of which must have a photo.   Make sure you are dressed appropriately to act as a client for another student testing.   Arrive at least 15 minutes early.  


If you have any further questions, contact Laura Zika, RN, BSN at laura.zika@rainyriver.edu

Dec 12

Bring two forms of signature-bearing identification, one of which must have a photo.   Make sure you are dressed appropriately to act as a client for another student testing.   Arrive at least 15 minutes early.  


If you have any further questions, contact Laura Zika, RN, BSN at laura.zika@rainyriver.edu


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