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Augsburg College
(612) 330-1000
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $25610
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus
(612) 625-2008
240 Williamson Hall
Minneapolis, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $8500
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $20130
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Type of Institution : University
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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College of Saint Catherine
(651) 690-6000
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $27136
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
(800) 247-0911
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

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College of Saint Scholastica
(218) 723-6772
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $26324
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Crown College - Saint Bonifacius, MN
(952) 446-4100
6425 County Road 30
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19198
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Minnesota School of Business - Richfield
(612) 861-2000
1401 West 76th Street
Richfield, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $17550
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Proprietary

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Normandale Community College
(952) 487-8200
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4103
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4103
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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North Hennepin Community College
(763) 424-0702
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3350
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $3350
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Bemidji State University
(800) 475-2001
Deputy-102
Bemidji, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $6108
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $6108
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Nursing Assistant

How to become a Nursing Assistant

The process of becoming a nursing assistant in the United States will vary greatly, depending on where you live and where you choose to work. To become a nursing assistant, you must at least have a high school diploma or GED, and complete an approved certified nursing assistant program. You must be in good health, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work as part of a team.

The first step to becoming a nursing assistant is to find the best program that suits you and matches your career goals. You can obtain nursing assistant training at high schools, nursing care facilities, vocational/technical schools, community colleges, and the American Red Cross. Also, health care facilities in your local area sometimes advertise in newspapers, offering free or pay-while-you-learn certified nursing assistant classes. These classes are available to those who are interested, and who have no prior medical experience.

Prospective nursing assistants can also receive classroom training through their employers. Other candidates receive on-the-job training through experienced nurses. This kind of training could last from a few days to several months. You may also obtain training by attending lectures, trainings, and workshops in the nursing assistant field.

Regardless of the route you take to become a nursing assistant, you will be required to take courses in anatomy, physiology, personal care skills, body mechanics, infection control, nutrition, communication skills, and resident rights to name few. The average nursing assistant training program normally takes from 2 to 5 weeks to complete.

Once you complete nursing assistant training, you will be required to take a State administered test to become certified. A physical examination and criminal background are normally required for employment.

What does a Nursing Assistant do?

Nursing assistants are mainly responsible for providing medical support to doctors and nurse in hospitals and other health care facilities. They provide hands-on personal care to patients, and perform repetitive, routine tasks under the supervision of nurses and doctors. They assist patients with eating, dressing, bathing, getting in and out of bed, walking, and skin care. Nursing assistants also escort patients to and from operating rooms and examining rooms.

Many routine, repetitive tasks performed by nursing assistants include helping patients, taking messages and delivering them to patients and staff, serving patients their meals, making patients' beds, emptying bedpans, cleaning rooms, and much more. Depending on their workplace, nursing assistants are sometimes required to record vital signs, i.e. taking patients' temperatures, monitoring and recording their pulse rates and respiration rates, taking blood pressure, collecting small samples of body fluids, and sterilizing equipment and supplies.

Some nursing assistants serve as backup to other medical staff by set...

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