Do you want to work as a part of a medical team in Minnesota, but do not want to commit to several years of training? If you answered "yes," a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a fantastic option.
Requirements to Become a CNA in Minnesota
According to the requirements set by the state of Minnesota, for you to become a CNA in this state, you must either:
- complete an approved nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program in Minnesota, or
- successfully pass the Minnesota approved competency test for nursing assistants.
If you complete the program or pass the test, you will be automatically added to the Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry and be eligible for employment in the state.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Minnesota
Looking for a school to obtain your CNA training may seem challenging at first. However, it is really not. Listed below are some of the top nursing schools presently offering CNA programs in Minnesota:
Arkansas State University33500 US Hwy 63, Lake City, MN 55041 (870) 358-2117
Bridges Care Community201 9th St W #2, Ada, MN 56510 (218) 784-5500
Alexandria Technical & Community College1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-0221
Anoka Technical College1355 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303 (763) 576-4700
Northwest Technical College905 Grant Ave SE, Bemidji, MN 56601 (218) 333-6600
Normandale Community College9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431 (952) 358-8200
Zandu Health Initiative10800 Lyndale Ave S #114, Bloomington, MN 55420 (952) 479-0172
Hennepin Technical College9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55445 (952) 995-1300
American Red Cross2424 W 5th St #102, Duluth, MN 55806 (612) 872-3259
Lake Superior College2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN 55811 (218) 733-7600
Minnesota State Community & Technical College1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 (877) 450-3322
Rainy River Community College1501 US-71, International Falls, MN 56649 (218) 285-7722
Inver Hills Community College2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 (651) 450-3000
American Red Cross1201 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 872-3259
South Central College1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003 (507) 389-7200
St. Cloud Technical & Community College1540 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303 (800) 222-1009
Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center1480 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108 (651) 642-1133
American Red Cross176 S Robert St, St Paul, MN 55107 (612) 872-3259
Northland Community & Technical College1101 State Hwy 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 683-8800
Mesabi Range Community & Technical College1001 Chestnut St, Virginia, MN 55792 (218) 741-3095
Century College3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (651) 779-3300
Ridgewater College2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, MN 56201 (320) 222-5200
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Minnesota
There is always a need for qualified CNAs in Minnesota. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is projected to increase by 4.4% from 2018 to 2028. You can expect a median salary of $33,289 per year in Minnesota.
Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Minnesota below to get a detailed picture.
|Area||Total Employment||Avg Hourly Wage||Avg Annual Salary|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Minnesota or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Regulation Division at:
PO Box 64501, St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: (651) 215-8705
Registry Search: https://narlookup.web.health.state.mn.us/