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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.

How Can I Find CNA Training Programs Near Me?

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. Use our custom school search tool to identify CNA training programs near you with open enrollment.


How Much Can You Make as a CNA in North Dakota?

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.

How to Become a CNA in North Dakota

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 American 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.

Can I Transfer My CNA License to North Dakota?

If you are a certified nursing assistant from another state and have just moved to North Dakota you can apply to the Nursing Aide Registry in North Dakota for what is called “reciprocity”. As long as you can provide verification that you completed a state approved CNA certification program, are currently certified in another state, and have worked as a CNA recently. You would not need to take the North Dakota exam or training if you are granted reciprocity. CNA licenses usually need to be renewed every two years.

What Does CNA Training Include?

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


CNA Classes in North Dakota (ND)

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 Certification Requirements

– complete state approved CNA training program
– pass both parts of competency evaluation (written & skills)
– pass competency test within 24 months of completion of training

North Dakota CNA Resources

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