Schools in the city of Albert Lea, Minnesota that are available for enrollment in their nursing assistant programs are listed on this page. If you wish to know about their fees, requirements or schedules, you can contact the number provided to speak with a facility coordinator.
Thorne Crest Retirement Center
1201 Garfield, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Becoming a nursing assistant in the state of Minnesota is one of the best ways for you to enter the medical field. As a nursing assistant you get to experience the best the medical industry has to offer. You get to take care of the patients using the basic nursing skills while under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Most aspiring nurse aides enroll in a training course to gain the necessary experience before trying to take the competency examination. Some choose to challenge the exam without training. Whichever method you select you will still need to pass both portions of the test in order to become officially certified and included on the state registry.
In order to be eligible for work as a nursing assistant in a care facility for longer than 4 months, your name must be on the Registry. Only those who have taken a training program are eligible to work before being licensed. Even if you were able to apply for the Registry before, you have to meet some requirements in order to keep your name on the list.
To be eligible for recertification, you must have worked for a t least 8 hours as a paid nursing assistant within 24 months. While on duty, you must have been under the supervision of a registered nurse. The state will not consider orientation and training hours as working hours. If you are working in a healthcare facility, other than those that are approved by the state, you must call the Registry to see if your current work is enough to keep you on the Registry. The facility where you work must send the Registry an update form and a job description of what you do.
It normally takes 30 working days for the processing to get one. Remember that the state does not charge any processing fee to get on the Registry. For more information, please call the Registry at (651) 215-8705 or email at ealth.FPC-NAR@state.mn.us.
Albert Lea is the county seat of Freeborn County. It is located in the southeastern part of the state. You can find this city along the shores of Albert Lea Lake, Fountain Lake, School Lake, Goose Lake, and Pickerel Lake. The name of the city was taken from Albert Miller Lea, who as a topographer that surveyed the southeastern part of the state. According to the census of 2010, their total population was around 18,016. They had a population density of 1,702.5/sq mile. The total area of the city is approximately 12.6 sq miles, where almost 2 square miles of it is water.
Health care centers and providers that you can find in the area include Albert Lea Medical Center-Mayo Health System, Tubbs Chiropractic, Peterson Chiropractic, Community Technologies & Services, CrossRoads Community Hospice, Navy Hospital – Naeve Hospital, Planned Parenthood, Next Step Clubhouse, Freeborn County – Child Health Care, and many more. photo attribution: bterrycompton