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Free Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training

Nursing Assistant positions begin at $16-18 per hour. All costs for tuition, uniforms and testing are included in this program.

Attend an Information Session to learn more and to be considered for the program.


  • Resident of Ramsey County
  • 18+ years old
  • At least one of the following:
    • Person of color
    • Without stable housing
    • Do not have HS dip./GED
    • Person w/ a disability
    • Low income
    • Unemployed 15+ weeks

Information Session schedule:

Mar. 29
4 p.m.

Mar. 31
1 p.m.

Apr. 2
10 a.m.

Training Program Schedule:

Coursework (online)

  • Self-paced; 43 hours
  • Starts Apr. 26

Skills Lab (in person)

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m

  • 35 Hours
  • 5 consecutive days in May or June, students are assigned to a session.

Session 1: May 17-21
Session 2: May 24-28
Session 3: Jun. 7-11

State of MN Nurse Aide Exam (Dates to be determined)

Laptop or tablet with internet access is required. Talk to us about your technology needs. Must be able to pass the MN DHS Background Screening.

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 - 5:07 p.m.