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Minnesota Free CNA Training

Most of us are aware of the nursing shortages in the news.  Because of several shortages due to the ever increasing amount of the aging population, training schools are often looking for active individuals to train as a Certified Nursing Assistants. The US government also wants to make it easier for people to receive training as certified nursing assistant, for this reason many programs in the state offer scholarships programs.

There are nursing facilities in Minnesota that offer free training courses to those, who wish to enter this profession. The advantage of this type of in-house training programs over the traditional college programs is that trainee learns on the job, gaining experience while looking after residents.  This most often allows them to begin working right after you have passed the state exam and are certified.  Some of the facilities may offer paid training.  This can be extremely beneficial to those who may not have another source of income coming into the home.

The free CNA training programs at area nursing homes not only deal with the theory of nursing but it puts theory directly to the test during the interaction with residents. Those studying to become a nursing assistant needs particular training which has to include the skills portion of it and a nursing home is the just the right environment to get this.

Once you complete your training, you will need to take the Minnesota state's exam to become certified.  This state test is no different for those who partake in a free training program verses one that is paid out of pocket at a university or college.  The test is generally offered at a specific place, date and time, which is often prearranged by your trainer.

Some of the providers below only offer free training on a need basis.  You will need to contact them directly to see when they will be providing a Free CNA course.

Minnesota Free Nurse Aide Training

Adams Health Care Center
Adams, MN 55909(507) 582- 3263

Apple Valley Medical Center
Apple Valley, MN 55124(952) 432-6161

Appleton Area Health Services
Appleton, MN 56208(320) 289-1580

Parmly LifePointes
Chisago City, MN 55013(651) 257-0575

Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center
Duluth, MN 55802(218) 727-8651

Benedictine Health System
Duluth, MN 55805(218) 786-2370

Elim Care
Eden Prairie, MN 55344(952) 259-4500

Fairfax Community Home, Inc.
Fairfax, MN 55332(507) 426-8241

Birchwood Senior Living
Forest Lake, MN 55025(651) 998-2163

Glenwood Retirement Village
Glenwood, MN 56334320-634-5131

Grand Village
Grand Rapids, MN 55744(218) 326-0543

Gundersen Harmony Care Center
Harmony, MN 55939(507) 886-6544

Crystal Care Center
Minneapolis, MN 55422(763) 971-6305

Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck
New Brighton, MN 55112(651) 633-1686

GracePointe Crossing
NorthCambridge, MN 55008(763) 689-1474

St. William’s Living Center
Parkers Prairie, MN 56361(218) 338-4671

Little Sisters of the Poor- Holy Family Residence
Paul, MN 55102-2311(651) 227-0336

Country Manor Campus
Sartell, MN 56377(320) 253-1920

Benedictine Living Community
St. Peter, MN 56082(507) 934-2203

Fair Oaks Lodge
Wadena, MN 56482(218) 631-1391

Golden Living Center
Rochester Training Center
501 8th Ave., S.E.
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-424-3517

Golden Living Center
St. Louis Park Training Center
3201 Virginia Ave. S. Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952-912-2713

Mille Lacs Health System
ONAMIA, MN 56359
TOLL FREE 877-535-3154

Country Manor Campus
520 First Street NE
Sartell, MN 56377

Annandale Care Center
500 Park Street East,
Annandale, MN  55302
(320) 274-3737

Project for Pride in Living
1035 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Job Corps Free CNA Classes in Minnesota

Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center
1480 North Snelling Avenue,
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone No: (651) 642-1133