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Health Care/Nursing - Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid Certificate
Code
C300 
Title Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid Certificate 
Department Nursing Assistant 

Special Department Information:

NURSING ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

NSGA 1110 Basic Nursing 1 (3 cr)
NSGA 1115 Home Health Aide (1 cr)

Total - 4 credits

These courses are offered several times throughout the school year. Please consult your adviser or counselor for a current schedule.

Click here to download Nursing Assistant Certificate Program Planning Form (PDF)

Career Description: A nursing assistant is a nursing home or certified boarding care home employee who is assigned by the director of nursing to provide or assist in the provision of nursing or nursing-related services under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Program Information: PNUR 1120, Basic Nursing I, the Nursing Assistant Class, is designed to prepare students for employment in licensed nursing homes and certified boarding care homes. Skills are demonstrated in a supervised laboratory setting and the clinical environment. This course meets MN Stage and Federal requirements. Upon completion of the class, students are eligible to take the Nursing Assistant State Competency Evaluation which is necessary for placement on the MN Stage Registry. PNUR 1120, Basic Nursing I, is a prerequisite to the Practical Nursing Program and to PNUR 1315, the Home Health Aide Class. PNUR 1315, Home Health Aide, is a one (1) credit course. Home Health Aides can be employed in nursing homes or home care agencies.

Program Outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe and respectful resident personal cares in a long term care facility setting;
  • Demonstrate professional work ethic by arriving for class and clinical on time;
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills with residents and other health care team;
  • members in a respectful manner that preserves human dignity;
  • Demonstrate accurate measurement of intake, output, height, weight and vital signs.

Special Program Requirements: The application process includes completion of a CLC application and the College Entrance Test (CET). A $20 application fee is required.

Certification: Central Lakes College offer competency evaluation for nursing assistant and home health aide candidates seeking placement on the MN State Registry. Testing dates, times and fees vary. Please contact the Business Office at Central Lakes College for a current schedule.

Admissions: Please contact the admissions department for information or to register for the class.

Transfer Opportunities: NSGA 1110 Nursing Assistant 3 credits NSGA 1115 Home Health Aide 1 credit These courses are offered several times throughout the school year. Please contact your advisor or counselor for a current schedule. Upon completion of the course, a Nursing Assistant Certificate and/or Home Health Aide Certificate is awarded. Students completing the Nursing Assistant Course are eligible to take the MN Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation for placement on the MN State Registry. Students completing the Home Health Aide Course and the Nursing Assistant Course are eligible to take the MN Nursing Assistant/Home Health Competency Evaluation for placement on the MN State Registry.

Career Opportunities: Available employment options are varied and can be found in nursing homes, assisted living homes and home health care settings.

Career Titles: Nursing Assistant, NA Nursing Assistant Registered, NAR Home Health Aide, HHA