Certificate — Nursing Assistant

This 4-credit certificate prepares graduates to become a nursing assistant and home health aide. Credits can be applied to the Practical Nursing Diploma and the Associate of Science (AS) degree in Nursing — Generic Track. Certificate holders are also eligible to take the state certification exam for the Minnesota Department of Health’s nursing assistant registry.

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Employment

Employment opportunities have experienced a major expansion in recent years. Graduates are currently employed in acute-care hospitals, state hospitals, long-term care facilities including nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices, group homes and child care centers, health care and public health agencies, armed services, school nursing, industry and private homes.

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Next Steps

Graduates with a Nursing Assistant certificate are eligible to take the state certification exam for the Minnesota Department of Health’s nursing assistant registry. Credits from the Nursing Assistant certificate can also be applied to the Practical Nursing Diploma and the Associate of Science (AS) in Nursing — Generic Track. This course is a prerequisite to NTC’s Practical Nursing (PNSG) courses.

College Readiness

A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
Required Courses
OBRA 1100Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide4
Total Credits: 4