CNA Programs in Minnesota

A directory of CNA programs in Minnesota, including information on the average CNA salary in MN, job prospects, and more.
CNA Programs in Minnesota

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:

  1. Arkansas State University

    33500 US Hwy 63, Lake City, MN 55041 (870) 358-2117
  2. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308 (320) 762-0221
  3. Anoka Technical College

    1355 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303 (763) 576-4700
  4. Northwest Technical College

    905 Grant Ave SE, Bemidji, MN 56601 (218) 333-6600
  5. Normandale Community College

    9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431 (952) 358-8200
  6. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55445 (952) 995-1300
  7. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, MN 55811 (218) 733-7600
  8. Minnesota State Community & Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 (877) 450-3322
  9. Rainy River Community College

    1501 US-71, International Falls, MN 56649 (218) 285-7722
  10. Inver Hills Community College

    2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 (651) 450-3000
  11. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003 (507) 389-7200
  12. St. Cloud Technical & Community College

    1540 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303 (800) 222-1009
  13. Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center

    1480 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108 (651) 642-1133
  14. Northland Community & Technical College

    1101 State Hwy 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 683-8800
  15. Mesabi Range Community & Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St, Virginia, MN 55792 (218) 741-3095
  16. Century College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (651) 779-3300
  17. Ridgewater College

    2101 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 $42,480 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.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI13,820$22.3$41,240
Rochester, MN970$19.0$39,220
Duluth, MN-WI1,710$18.3$36,360
Mankato-North Mankato, MN600$17.9$36,480
St. Cloud, MN1,360$17.6$36,970

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Minnesota Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Minnesota, you can contact the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Regulation Division at:

Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division

PO Box 64501, St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: (651) 215-8705
Email: [email protected]

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