This short-term sequence is designed to prepare students for employment as registered nursing assistants. The current certificate program planner checklist of required courses is available for viewing and printing here. Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.
Federal regulations require that nursing assistant training programs consist of at least 75 hours of training, including at least 16 hours of supervised practical or clinical training. Minnesota requires this minimum. Some states require the same training hours and practical/clinical hours as Minnesota while others require more hours or fewer. Additional requirements such as state-specific examinations; background checks; fees; and additional training, experience and coursework may also apply. If you are considering work in a state other than Minnesota, you can obtain more information about training requirements state-by-state at https://phinational.org/advocacy/nurse-aide-training-requirements-state-2016/.