Free CNA Training in North Dakota

If you want to train to become a CNA in North Dakota, you will need to attend one of the 50+ training programs that have been approved by the Division of Health Facilities.  There are more than 10,000 active CNAs in the state.  Training programs can cost as little as $350 and there are even some ways to search for free cna training as you’ll find below:

Free CNA training is usually available in some nursing care facilities.  These facilities need well trained nursing assistants.  They will hire qualified candidates to work as CNAs upon completion of their training.  The employer will require that the individual work for a specific amount of time for the facility in exchange for the free nursing assistant training program.  This provides you with a great way to access training and then to gain experience in your new career.

Direct Free Training Opportunities

Trinity Health
A fantastic hospital that provides a free training program for CNA’s when they require new nursing assistants. You need to show them you’re up for the job and would ideally be willing to work there once you’re certified. This looks like a great opportunity. You can contact them on the following address to see if they have a free class coming up soon:

120 Burdick Expressway East
Phone: 857-5191
Email jobs (at)

Job Corps
if you’re under the age of 24 (no age restriction if you’re disabled) you can receive training at no cost courtesy of the Quentin Burdick Job Corps. You are not required to live at the center. You will receive nursing assistant schooling as well as possible advanced training should you show that you’re committed to it.  The Job Corps is something that may not appeal to everyone, but if you’re looking for no cost training and can’t find something near you, it might be right for you. Their contact details are as follows:

Quentin Burdick
1500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58703
Tel: (701) 857-9600

Workforce Investment Act
The WIA was set up to provide grants to those people who have been unemployed for a long period and are finding it difficult to get  suitable employment. Many Training centers in ND are approved to provide training as part of the act. You can visit a community college in ND or a training center and ask them to help you get the grant for NA training. They will direct you to a workforce office in your area who will review your income status/unemployment record and qualify you to receive training funds.

Low Cost Training

Fargo Public Schools – Adult Learning Program
They have collaborated with Brittany Homes to offer a short but comprehensive CNA class for a tuition fee of just $530. This is slightly on the lower side compared to other providers. They have classes running throughout the year. You can get in touch with them at the following address:

1305 9th Ave. South, 2nd floor
Phone: 446-2807

Bismarck State College
They have an 80 hour non credit program that has a strong focus on the clinical section of CNA training. This will hold you in good stead when you start working as a CNA. The cost is only $475 (including text book). They also have evening classes for those who can’t do full time sessions. You can contact them on:

1200 Schafer Street , Bismarck, North Dakota 58506
Phone: 701-224-5600

Nursing Related Scholarships/Grants in North Dakotacnanotes2

North Dakota Board of Nursing – Nursing Education Loan Program

The Nursing Education Loan Program is available to nursing students enrolled in an associate, bachelor’s or master degree program. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be a resident of North Dakota
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester or 12 per year
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Agree to repay the loan upon completion of the program by working as a nurse in North Dakota

Make sure and submit the application along with all additional forms and documents by the deadline date.

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship awards three scholarships in the amount of $1000 each year to non-traditional nursing students. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program
  • Be a non-traditional nursing student (have at least a 3 year gap between high school and college)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit essay
  • Submit completed application and enrollment verification form

United Daughters of the Confederacy – Walter Reed Smith Scholarship

The Walter Reed Smith Scholarship is available to female students who are pursuing a career in nursing, business administration, computer science, nutrition or home economics. The amount awarded is $1000. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be a female
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Be a descendant of a confederate soldier
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0

Make sure and submit the completed application along with all requested documents by March 15th.

Nursing homes in North Dakota that might be open to offering CNA training for free

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. It is however common for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your training at another facility.

Arthur Good Samaritan Center – 150 County Rd 34   Arthur, North Dakota 58006

Ashley Medical Center – 612 Center Ave N   Ashley, North Dakota 58413

Baptist Home Inc – 1100 E Boulevard Ave   Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Benedictine Living Center Of – 609 4th Ave Ne   Garrison, North Dakota 58540

Bethany Homes – 201 S University Dr   Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Bethel Lutheran Home – 1515 2nd Ave W   Williston, North Dakota 58802

Bottineau Good Samaritan Cente – 725 E 10th St   Bottineau, North Dakota 58318

Central Dakota Village – 501 19th St Ne   Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Knife River Care Center – 509 Central Ave N   Beulah, North Dakota 58523

Lakota Good Samaritan Center – 608 4th Ave Sw   Lakota, North Dakota 58344

Larimore Good Samaritan – 501 E Front St   Larimore, North Dakota 58251

Lisbon Area Health Services Nf – 905 Main St   Lisbon, North Dakota 58054

Luther Memorial Home – 750 Main St E   Mayville, North Dakota 58257

Lutheran Home Of Good Shepherd – 1226 1st Ave N   New Rockford, North Dakota 58356

Manorcare Health Services – 1315 S University Dr   Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Prairieview Health Center Inc – 83 Lincoln Ave   Underwood, North Dakota 58576

Presentation Care Center – 304 John St   Rolette, North Dakota 58366

Prince Of Peace Care Center – 201 8th St N   Ellendale, North Dakota 58436

Rock View Good Samaritan Cente – Hwy 37   Parshall, North Dakota 58770

Trinity Homes – 305 8th Ave Ne   Minot, North Dakota 58701

Valley Eldercare – 2900 14th Ave S   Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201

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