Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
The nursing assistant program aims to prepare you for entry into the field of nursing assistants / home health aides (NA / HHA). Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, hospitals and other medical settings. The nursing assistant program at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN starts with the basics. You’ll start by working in a lab setting on campus. Then you’ll move on to a clinical environment such as a local hospital or long-term care facility. Graduates will be prepared to take the MN Nursing Assistant Registry test.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- 100 hours of class and onsite training in a long term care facility
- Infection control principles/asepsis
- 58 skills listed by the MN Nursing Assistant Competency
- Basic body systems
- Identify emergency situations and implementation of appropriate procedures
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.
The nursing assistant certificate may be completed with a 3 credit course if pre-program requirements are met. See the Program Guide for details.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Home health aide
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Personal care aide
- Patient care aide
Duluth Median Wage
Minnesota Median Wage
US Median Wage
Being a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a rewarding career in itself, or a solid stepping stone toward a career in professional nursing.
Please note this certificate does not meet the minimum hour requirements for certification in Wisconsin.