Nursing assistant training is available for those who want to gain the experience and practice before trying to pass the state license exams. You can find the schools available in Blue Earth, Minnesota below. These are the programs you can enroll at this time.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center
1219 South Ramsey Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013
To be a nursing assistant in Minnesota, most people choose to enroll in a training program. You can choose from the programs listed above. It has to be a program that is approved by the state, since they are the only ones that have a curriculum that meet the state’s standard of practice.
Training programs are required by Federal regulations to consist of at the least, 75 hours of training. It should only use a curriculum that was approved by the American Red Cross or by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. This training curriculum involves classroom lectures on the different nursing concepts and skills training on the basic nursing skills before the students are exposed to the clinical setting.
As a nursing assistant student, you will be taught different concepts such as mental health, infection control, promotion of safety, rehabilitation, and other basic information such as the different roles of a nursing assistant. You will also be taught nursing skills like taking of vital signs, assisting in daily activities like bathing, feeding, dressing, and ambulating, as well as how to do emergency procedures.
If you are already working as a nursing assistant then you are required to immediately enroll in a program and take the license exams afterwards. If you want to continue working as one, you must do this within 4 months from the start of your work.
You can select to challenge the competency exams without taking a training course. The license exams are conducted by the Pearson Vue company and they can be reached via phone for inquiries regarding testing reservations at 1-800-274-0504. They can also provide downloadable practice tests as well as the required application forms.
The city of Blue Earth is the county seat of Faribault County. It is located at the confluences of the two branches of the Blue Earth River. The name of the city was taken from the river that surrounds the city. The river, in turn, was given the Dakota name “Mahka-to”, which means Blue Earth. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 3,353. It has a population density of 1,137.0/sq mile. The total area of the city is estimated to be around 3.2 sq miles, where all of it is land.
Health care providers that are ready to serve you in the city include Fairmont Medical Center Mayo Health System, United Hospital District – Surgery & Ob/Gyn Clinic, Griffin Medical Clinic, Center for Specialty Care, United Hospital District, Southern Minnesota Surgical Inc., and many more. photo attribution: sequencia