The schools currently accepting applicants for certified nursing assistant classes in Moorhead, Minnesota are listed on this page. These are the instruction programs that are currently open for enrollment as of the making of this post and are authorized by the state registry.
Eventide Lutheran Home
1405 South 7Th St., Moorhead, MN 56560
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1900 28Th Ave South, Moorhead, MN 56560
The requirements for being a nursing aide in Minnesota are similar to the other states. You will need a license to be able to continue working in the state as a nursing aide. To get your license, you will have to take the state exams. One requirement for you to be able to take it is that you must finish a nursing assistant training program that is approved by the state.
While involved with your training you will get hands-on skills practice using the most popular procedures necessary for the job. Some of the tasks you will learn to perform are: catheter care, recording vital signs [pulse,respiration, blood pressure, temperature], dressing/grooming, housekeeping, safety methods, range of motion exercises, use of transfer belt, feeding, bathing, use of bedpans, and restorative care.
After you fully complete your school classes you can turn in an application to take the exams. This must be completed before you can work in a care facility. The exams contain two parts which are a written and a demonstration test. The written test has 75 multiple choice questions covering basic theoretical problems related to the job. For the demonstration you will need to perform several of the tasks you practiced during training. For you to become officially certified to work you must pass both portions.
Once approved you are licensed for a period of 24 months and will be notified prior to your renewal date. Renewal is accomplished by submitting work verification of at least 8 hours in a long term care facility, nursing home, or hospital from your employer. Call the Minnesota Department of Health to get more details at 651-215-8705.
It is no surprise that there are now a lot of training facilities that want to start offering CNA training programs. There are only two approved curriculums that a training program may use. One is the curriculum that is approved by and is being offered by the American Red Cross and the one that is approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and University.
If you want to start your very own training program your first tasks is to call Bonnie Wendt at the NAR at (651) 201-4127. When you get a hold of Bonnie, you will then ask for an application form. When you apply, you should already have qualified instructors. You must also have a nursing home that will be available for the clinical portion of the training, as well as a college that is able to provide the testing for the students’ completion of training. Once you have all of those, you can send all the necessary paperwork, along with the application forms to Bonnie Wendt.
Moorhead is the county seat of Clay County. It is the largest city in Northwest Minnesota. This city is bordered by Fargo of North Dakota. Together they form the Fargo–Moorhead metropolitan area. According to the census of 2010, their total population was around 38,065 people. They have a population density of 2,840.6/sq miles. Moorhead has an estimated total area of 13.4 sq mile.
Health care centers that are serving Moorhead include Nokken Chiropractic Clinic, Storlie Pladson Chiropractic Clinic, Moorhead Chiropractic Clinic, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals Inc., Uma Home Health Care Systems LLC, Habilitative Services Inc., Red River Counseling-Linda Hamann, Migrant Health Service Inc., and Transitional Supported Employment of Minnesota. photo attribution: abbeyfieldkent