The nursing assistant schools offering training at this time in Bemidji, Minnesota and are open for enrollment are shown in detail here. For any inquiries about the process required to sign-up or qualify, please contact the number shown here and speak with a program representative.
1000 Anne Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, MN 56601
This is the best time for you to enter the medical field. If you have not decided on how to enter, then you should consider being a nursing assistant or nurse aide. Nursing aides work in nursing facilities, like nursing homes, or other health care institutions. Nursing assistants help the patients with their hygiene, maintain the room, as well as provide support and other forms of comfort.
The great thing about training as a nursing aide in Minnesota is that you can get reimbursed for your costs. Those nursing aides who want to get reimburse must turn in their receipts within 1 year from the taking of the tests. When you submit the receipts, you should be working for at least 90 days. The facility will not be obligated to reimburse for nurses who are not employed for at least that time.
The hiring facility is also given a maximum of 90 days to give the reimbursement to the applicant. Keep in mind that only nursing homes and board care homes are the ones that are required to reimburse nursing assistants.
If you were hired prior to your training, you will not be charged for any of the costs. Instead of applying for reimbursement, all training costs will be directly charged to the hiring facility. It is important that the facility call the training program to validate the costs of training.
Once you have met the training requirements you can schedule a date to take the license examination. Pearson Vue is the company that handles the administration of the test. You can contact them regarding testing and reservations by calling them toll free at 1-800-274-0504. You can also locate the available schools and testing locations at this link: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/directory/natrainingsites.cfm
When you go in for the exam you will need to complete both of its two parts. These are a multiple choice quiz with 70 questions, and a nurse aide skills demonstration. Those who are capable of passing both parts and meet the other state requirements become certified. Once certified a licensee is added to the registry that is used by employers to verify validity of a candidate. You will need to renew your license before the 24 month due date. For more details call the MN Department of Health at 651-215-8705.
Bemidji is the county seat of Beltrami County. It is a primary city in North Central Minnesota. You can find this city southwest from Lake Bemidji. It has been named as “the first city on the Mississippi” and is also known as “curling capital” of the country. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 13,431 people. They have a population density of 1,137.2/sq mile. The total area of the city is approximately 13.0 sq miles, where only 1.2 square miles of it is water.
The health care providers that are always ready to serve the people in the city include Physicians Clinic of Minnesota, Chiropractic Professionals, Goldpine Home, Meritcare Clinic Bemidji, Great North Chiropractic, Living Touch Massage, Bemidji Breeze, Lakeview Health And Wellness, Healing Hands Massage & Mobile, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Windsong & Trillium-Woodsedge Senior Living, Meritcare Bemidji Eye Center, Progressive Health Care, and so much more. photo attribution: pjsixft