CNA schools are available in the city of Austin, Minnesota to help you gain the necessary experience to pass the competency exams and successfully perform the job of a nursing assistant. The programs are all required to be authorized by the state registry and maintain a strict adherence to proper curriculum and training hours. For any questions about their classes, please call the number provided.
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW,
Austin, MN 55912
Before you can take care of the patients, you must have the skills to do so. Unless you have prior experience or wish to challenge the competency exams directly, most candidates will select to gain the skills required by enrolling in a nursing assistant training program. There you will be taught on the exact methods of performing many different subjects and trained on the basic health care skills.
A healthcare facility is allowed to hire an individual to work as a nursing aide provided that the individual immediately enrolls in a CNA course and takes the competency evaluation exams within 4 months from the start of work. During that time, the facility has to ensure that the individual is competent enough to handle the tasks of a nursing aide.
According to the law, if an individual enrolls in a training course after being hired as a nursing aide by a facility, that individual will not be charged for the costs of the training. All the costs will be directly billed to the hiring facility. It is important that employer call the training facility to verify the costs of the training since not all are the same.
The examination has two parts which are a written and a physical skills test. The written part is multiple choice and has seventy questions which you will have 2 hours to finish. For the physical exam you will need to demonstrate how to perform five of the tasks used on the job on a live participant in a clinical setting. You must pass both to qualify for certification. Pearson Vue handles the administration of the tests and can be reached for inquires about test materials, locations and reservations by calling 1-800-274-0504.
Once the individual becomes licensed, they will receive a certificate. If one wants to acquire a duplicate, he will have to contact Pearson Vue. The request will only be possible if it was done within 2 years from passing the exams. Interstate Endorsement Forms are available for those who are certified in a different state and wish to transfer.
Austin is the county seat of Mower County. Its southern part belongs to Austin Township while its northern portion is under Lansing Township. Founded in 1853, it was named after Austin Nichols who was one of the earlier settlers in the area. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 24,718 people. They have a population density of 2,168.2/sq mile. Austin has a total area of approximately 10.84 sq miles, where almost all of it is land.
Examples of health care providers that you can find located within the city area include Wellness First Chiropractic, Austin Medical Center Mayo Health System, Potach & Mitchell Dental Clinic PA, Mental Health Consumer Survivor Network, Community Technologies & Services, International Quality Home Care, Mental Health Center-St Olaf, Gerard Treatment Programs Inc., Behavior Health Care, and many more. photo attribution: simajr