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CNA Training in North Dakota

Browse local CNA courses offered at North Dakota schools

Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant

Do you have compassion, empathy and the desire to help others? Do you want to work in the medical field but do not want to spend several years studying in order to enter a career position? Are you organized and able to prioritize? Do you have good communication skills and a strong work ethic? If this is you, then consider becoming a CNA. In the state of North Dakota, you will need to pass a physical and a criminal background check before enrolling in a state department of health approved program.


There are 56 approved CNA training programs currently available throughout North Dakota. The state requires that the student have no less than 75 course hours, with 16 hours of training being hands-on. Some courses can be completed in as little as 6 to 8 weeks. Most CNA classes are affordable compared to other programs of study. Once classes are completed you have to take and pass the CNA certification exam. Once the test is completed, your name will be added to the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry and you can begin working. Classes are conducted at vocational schools, private schools, community colleges, nursing homes and also offered through the America Red Cross. Program length, admission requirements, and total cost of training will vary depending on the policies of the individual training facility. Students who are employed by a nursing home within one year of certification are eligible for tuition reimbursement.

Some of the classes you will take are Computer Literacy, First Aid and CPR, Basic Nurse Care and Anatomy and Physiology. Not only can you expect to learn the general duties of nursing but you will also gain valuable real world experience in these areas:

• dealing with emergency situations; such as administering CPR
• handling patients with mental and physical disorders, also patients with dementia
• helping patients and families of patients cope with terminal illness,
• write, read and record vital signs such as temperature, pulse and weight for patient records
• deliver meals and help those who need assistance feeding themselves
• change bedding in patients rooms and help patients with personal hygiene

Job prospects are promising, with the expectation that there will be twice as many elderly than there are now within the next ten years. With an aging population, the need for qualified nursing assistants will increase. The average salary is $23,000 to $25,000 a year depending on the city in which you work.



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    List of CNA Classes in North Dakota

    Arthur Good Samaritan Society

    150 County Road 34, Arthur, North Dakota 58005

    Bethel Lutheran Home Nurse Assistant Program – Williston

    1515 2nd Avenue West, Williston, North Dakota 58801

    Bismarck Public Schools Nursing Assistant Class

    806 North Washington Street, Bismarck, ND 58501

    Bismarck State College

    1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

    Burdick Job Corps Center CNA Training Course – Minot

    1500 University Ave. West, Minot, ND 58703

    Central Dakota Village Nurse Aide Course – Jamestown

    501 19th St. NE, Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

    Cooperstown Medical Center

    1200 Roberts Ave., Cooperstown, North Dakota 58425

    Dickinson Adult Learning Center Nurse Aide Course – Dickinson

    336 5th Street West, Dickinson, North Dakota 58602

    Elim Care Center Nurse Aide Training – Fargo

    3534 University Drive South, Fargo, ND 58104

    Fargo Adult Learning Center Nurse Assistant Program

    315 North University Dr., Fargo, ND 58102

    Golden Acres Manor CNA Training Program – Carrington

    #1 East Main Street, Carrington, North Dakota 58421

    Good Samaritan Society – Lakota

    608 4th Ave SW, Lakota, North Dakota 58344

    Good Samaritan Society – Larimore

    501 East Front St., Larimore, ND 58251

    Good Samaritan Society – Oakes

    213 North 9th Street, Oakes, ND 58474

    Good Samaritan Society CNA Class – Devils Lake

    307 7th Avenue NE., Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301

    Good Samaritan Society CNA Program – Mott

    401 Millionaire Avenue RR1, Mott, North Dakota 58646

    Good Samaritan Society Nurse Aide Training Program – Mohall

    602 East Main St., Mohall, ND 58761

    Good Samaritan Society Nursing Assistant Course – Crosby

    705 SE 4th Street, Crosby, ND 58730

    Good Samritan Society CNA Training Program – Osnabrock

    326 Rainbow Road HC1, Osnabrock, North Dakota 58269

    Grand Forks Public Schools Nurse Assistant Program

    2400 47th Ave. South, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201

    Healthcare Education Network CNA Training Program – Mayville

    330 3rd St. NE, Mayville, North Dakota 58257

    Heart of America Medical Center Nurse Aide Training – Rugby

    800 South Main Ave., Rugby, North Dakota 58368

    Hi Acres Manor Nursing Center CNA Class – Jamestown

    1300 2nd Place NE, Jamestown, ND 58401

    Jacobson Mem Hosp Care Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Elgin

    601 East Street North, Elgin, ND 58533

    Knife River Care Center CNA Program – Beulah

    509 Central Avenue North, Beulah, ND 58523

    Lake Region State College – Devils Lake

    1801 College Drive North, Devils Lake, ND 58301

    Langdon Area High School CNA Training Course

    715 14th Ave., Langdon, North Dakota 58249

    Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd CNA Course – New Rockford

    1226 1st Ave. North, New Rockford, North Dakota 58356

    Lutheran Sunset Home Nursing Assistant Class – Grafton

    333 Eastern Ave., Grafton, North Dakota 58237

    Magic City Campus Nurse Aide Course – Minot

    1100 11th Avenue SW, Minot, North Dakota 58701

    Maple Manor Care Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Langdon

    1116 9th Ave., Langdon, ND 58249

    Marian Manor Healthcare Center Nurse Aide Course – Glen Ullin

    604 Ash Ave East, Glen Ullin, North Dakota 58631

    Maryhill Manor Nursing Assistant Program – Enderlin

    110 Hillcrest Drive, Enderlin, North Dakota 58027

    McKenzie County Healthcare System – Watford City

    709 4th Avenue NE, Watford City, North Dakota 58854

    Medcenter One – Bismarck

    300 North 7th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

    Mountrail Bethel Home – Stanley

    615 6th Street SE., Stanley, ND 58784

    Napoleon Care Center CNA Training Program

    311 East 4th St., Napoleon, ND 58561

    ND State College of Science, Skills and Technology – Fargo

    1305 19th Ave. North, Fargo, North Dakota 58102

    Nelson County Health System Nurse Aide Training Course – McVille

    108 East Nyhus Ave., McVille, ND 58254

    North Valley Career and Technology Center – Grafton

    1540 School Road, Grafton, ND 58237

    NW ND Workforce Training Job Service – Minot

    3416 North Broadway, Minot, North Dakota 58701

    Rolette Community Care Center

    304 John Street, Rolette, ND 58366

    Sheyenne Care Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Valley City

    979 Central Avenue North, Valley City, ND 58702

    Souris Valley Care Center CNA Program – Velva

    300 South Main, Velva, ND 58709

    Southwest Healthcare Services CNA Course – Bowman

    802 2nd Street NW, Bowman, ND 58623

    St. Aloisius Medical Center Nursing Assistant Course – Harvey

    325 East Brewster, Harvey, North Dakota 58341

    St. Benedict’s Health Center Nurse Aide Program – Dickinson

    851 4th Avenue East, Dickinson, ND 58601

    St. Gerard’s Community Nursing Home – Hankinson

    613 1st Avenue SW, Hankinson, ND 58041

    St. Luke’s Home – Dickinson

    242 West 10th Street, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601

    Tioga Medical Center CNA Class

    810 North Welo Street, Tioga, North Dakota 58852

    Trinity Health One Burdick Expressway West – Minot

    P.O. Box 5010, Minot, North Dakota 58702

    Trinity Homes Nursing Assistant Course – Minot

    305 8th Avenue NE, Minot, ND 58701

    University of North Dakota Lake Region

    1801 College Drive North, Devils Lake, ND 58301

    Valley Eldercare Center CNA Program – Grand Forks

    2900 14th Ave. South, Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Wedgewood Manor Nurse Aide Program – Cavalier

    804 Main Street West, Cavalier, ND 58220

    Western Horizons Care Center – Hettinger

    1104 Highway 12 RR2, Hettinger, ND 58639

    Westhope Home Nurse Aide Course

    120 3rd Street East, Westhope, ND 58793

    Williston Senior High School

    502 West Highland Drive, Williston, ND 58802

    Williston State College Nursing Assistant Class

    1410 University Ave., Williston, North Dakota 58802

    Woodside Village – Grand Forks

    4004 24th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201

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    North Dakota CNA Career Training Schools

    Browse our list of North Dakota schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.

    3 Steps to North Dakota CNA Certification

    1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

    2) Pass the North Dakota CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)

    3) Pass the North Dakota CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program

    How can I become a CNA in North Dakota if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?

    You can apply for a North Dakota CNA license by way of reciprocity through the North Dakota State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the North Dakota nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.

    Helpful Links for Nursing Assistants in North Dakota

    North Dakota Board of Nursing
    North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry

    Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
    National Association of Health Care Assistants
    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants