This short-term class is designed to prepare students for employment as a registered nursing assistants. The current program planner checklist 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.


Nursing Assistant Testing

Important Note Regarding Testing:
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has recently changed testing vendors. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is diligently working to navigate the new testing expectations and looks forward to offering exams as soon as our Nursing Assistant Testing Site is finalized. Testing is scheduled to resume in June 2022.In the meantime, please check out Minnesota State’s Nursing Assistant Testing website for additional testing options and important information about testing changes.  Thank you for your patience!

If you have questions about nursing assistant testing please contact Stacey in the Workforce Development and Continuing Education department at stacey.johnson*AT*


Licensing Disclosure

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




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