Have you been searching for a career that offers comfortable starting salaries and an abundance of employment opportunities in North Dakota? Does working in the medical field appeal to you? If you answered “yes” to both the questions, you should definitely consider enrolling in a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program.
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in North Dakota
CNAs are in demand in North Dakota, and they will continue to be in demand for about the decade to come. Overall employment of CNAs in North Dakota is projected to grow by 7.8% from 2018 to 2028. North Dakota CNAs enjoy a median salary of $30,556 per year.
To get a detailed picture, take a look at CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in North Dakota below:
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Requirements to Become a CNA in North Dakota
To begin a career as a CNA in North Dakota, you will need to attend a state-approved training program. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, your program must consist of a minimum of 75 hours of instruction that includes a mixture of classroom lectures and supervised patient interaction.
During your program, you will learn about such important procedures as basic nursing, basic personal care, and infection control.
Next, you must complete the state's competency evaluation, more commonly known as the state’s CNA exam. Passing your evaluation will earn you a place on North Dakota's Nurse Aide Registry.
State-Approved CNA Programs in North Dakota
If you live in North Dakota and are looking for a CNA program nearby, you are in luck. Listed below are some of the top nursing schools in the state offering programs for prospective CNAs:
Bismarck State College1500 Edwards Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501 (800) 445-5073
Dakota Travel Nurse1200 Collins Ave, Mandan, ND 58554 (701) 667-2884
Good Samaritan Society608 4th Ave SW, Lakota, ND 58344 (701) 247-2214
Lake Region State College1801 College Dr N, Devils Lake, ND 58301 (701) 662-1600
North Dakota State College of Science1305 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102 (701) 231-6900
North Dakota State College of Science800 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075 (800) 342-4325
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College220 8th Ave E, New Town, ND 58763 (701) 627-4738
Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center1500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58703 (701) 857-9600
Turtle Mountain Community College10145 BIA Rd 7, St John, ND 58369 (701) 477-7862
Williston State College1410 University Ave, Williston, ND 58801 (701) 774-4200
North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in North Dakota or transfer it to another state, you can contact the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry at:
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 301, Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2353
Fax: (701) 328-1890
Registry Search: https://services.ndnar.org/print/verify/