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

Other Minnesota cities

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