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Nursing assistants perform routine healthcare tasks for the day-to-day care of patients who are unable to care for themselves, and often work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Their patients include geriatric patients, the chronically ill, and patients in rehabilitation.

Aspiring nursing assistants can launch their careers very quickly. No prior experience is necessary, and the nursing assistant certificate program can be completed within a short period of time. For instance, the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program, available in Minneapolis and St. Paul, can be completed in roughly four to eight weeks.

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Becoming a nursing assistant in Minnesota is made easy by the large number of programs offered. Riverland Community College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and Saint Paul College are just a few examples of top schools which offer nursing assistant training and certification.

Nursing assistants are increasingly essential members of healthcare teams. As a result, certified nursing assistants are likely to be presented with numerous job opportunities. The US Department of Veterans Affairs is frequently one of Minnesota’s most active hirers of nursing assistants.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median wage of a nursing assistant in Minnesota is $26,830. Minnesota’s top nursing assistants can earn over $30,000 annually.

To help aspiring nursing assistants get a step closer to their goal, we've compiled below a list of the top nursing assistant programs in Minnesota.

Twin Cities metro area

American Indian OIC
1845 East Franklin Avenue | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Anoka Technical College
1355 US Highway 10 West | Anoka, Minnesota 55303
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Century College
3300 Century Avenue North | White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East | Rosemount, Minnesota 55068
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard | Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East | Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue South | Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Minnesota cities

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street | Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Itasca Community College
1851 East Highway 169 | Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road | Duluth, Minnesota 55811
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road | Winona, Minnesota 55987
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 College Way | Worthington, Minnesota 56187
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks
2022 Central Avenue NE | East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northland Community and Technical College - Thief River Falls
1101 Highway 1 East | Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Avenue SE | Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rainy River Community College
1501 US Highway 71 | International Falls, Minnesota 56649
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Avenue NW | Willmar, Minnesota 56201
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Riverland Community College
1900 Eighth Avenue NW | Austin, Minnesota 55912
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE | Rochester, Minnesota 55904
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard | North Mankato, Minnesota 56003
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Drive | Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate