CNA Training in Minnesota

If you live in the state of Minnesota and want to become a certified nursing assistant, you will need to find a training course.  Nursing assistants provide basic care for patients and assistant patients with activities of daily living.  When you are searching for a CNA program, you must verify that the program is approved by the state of Minnesota. Read school reviews below.

You will need to find a training program that matches your schedule and your budget.  Keep in mind that the State of Minnesota requires that certified nursing homes and boarding homes reimburse employees for their CNA training after the individual has been employed for at least 90 days.

You can receive reimbursement for your CNA training program after you become employed.  When you are taking your training course, it is important to keep receipts from all your associated costs. You will need to provide your employer with details on the cost of tuition, books, supplies and any of your training tests.  They will use this information to reimburse you.  You can easily be on your way to a career as a certified nursing assistant by finding an accredited training course when you are living and planning to work in Minnesota.

Featured CNA Training Classes in Minnesota

Health Service Consultants Training Center
Offers an all inclusive Nursing Assistant Program(NA/HHA/CPR) at an accelerated time.
We have two campuses to meet the needs of our students.
Campus 1: 6980 Oxford Street, Ste. #250
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Campus 2: 2042 Wooddale Drive, Ste. # 140
Woodbury, MN 55125
PH: (952)224-7055 Web:

American Red Cross Central Minnesota Chapter Nurse Aide Program
1301 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
The CNA classes at the Red Cross Chapter in St Cloud are one of the best in the whole of Minnesota. It costs $1250 and this includes textbooks as well as liability insurance coverage. You will however need to pay for your own TB screen test as well as uniform and any other equipment that you might need during the class(stethoscope, BP machine and Gait belt). Whats great about the classes at the Red Cross is that they have the least amount of restrictions. You can enroll even if you are just 17 years old and there’s no GED or High School Diploma requirement. You will simply need to show basic English and Math skills in a short test before they accept your application. The full course lasts for 99 hours.

Anoka Technical College C.N.A. Class
1355 West Hwy 10, Anoka, Minnesota 55303
The classes at Anoka cost approximately $820 which includes the cost of liability insurance as well as a basic criminal background check. You will need to pay for your uniform and other materials such as a watch with a second hand as well as a student photo ID card which costs $5. Upon completion of your course, you will need to attempt the CNA certification exam. This costs $160 in the state of Minnesota and is payable directly to the state(the training center can arrange for the payment for you through them).

Anderson’s Nursing Assistant Training – Cokato
175 4th Street East, Cokato, MN 55321

Benedictine Living Community – St. Peter
1907 Klein Street, St. Peter, MN 56082

Bigfork Valley Nurse Aide Program
258 Pinetree Drive, Bigfork, Minnesota 56628

Staples-Motley School District Nurse Aide Training – Staples High School
401 Centennial Lane, Staples, Minnesota 56479

Glenwood Village Care Center Nursing Assistant Course
719 2nd St. SE, Glenwood, Minnesota 56334

Good Samaritan Society – St. James
1000 South 2nd St., St James, MN 56081

Good Samaritan Society Nurse Aide Training Program – Waconia
333 West 5th St., Waconia, Minnesota 55387

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Nurse Aide Course – Sauk Rapids
1115 Fourth Ave North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Graceville Health Center Nursing Assistant Program
116 West 2nd St., Graceville, Minnesota 56240

Littlefork Medical Center Nurse Assistant Program
912 Main Street, Littlefork, Minnesota 56653

Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home C.N.A. Class
20 9th Street SE., Long Prairie, MN 56347

Luther Haven – Montevideo
1109 East Hwy 7, Montevideo, Minnesota 56265

Madison Lutheran Home, Inc. Nurse Aide Training Program
900 2nd Ave., Madison, MN 56256

Mahnomen Health Center CNA Course
414 West Jefferson, Mahnomen, Minnesota 56557

Melrose Senior High School Nurse Aide Training Course
546 North 5th Ave East, Melrose, MN 56352

4 Responses to CNA Training in Minnesota

  1. Katie Dziengel January 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Interested in taking cna classes. Long Praire or Melrose are close for me.
    Please send me some info. when classes are offered.
    Thank you,

    • Admin February 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Hi Katie,
      Kindly contact a facility from the above list that is near you. if its a training center they usually have new batches every quarter.

  2. Foua Hou October 22, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    How much is the training cost $ and when is the next classes? I am interested in the CNA training…

  3. Kim Song October 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    I just need to test out of a course so I can renew my certification. I’ve been working as a CNA for the last year but with less pay because my certicication isn’t up to date. Can I just call any facility and ask to test our of the course? Is there a special place to go just for tests? Is there a way to have the facility pay for me to take the test so I can avoid the testing fee?
    Thanks in advance:)

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