• CNA Training in Minnesota

    The American Red Cross offers CNA classes in Minnesota that are among the best in the country. In fact, we've been training individuals for work in the nursing field for more than 100 years. Our program and curriculum are designed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and includes the latest science and best practices to help prepare you for a job in the medical industry.

    Minnesota CNA classes are designed as small, daytime courses – which makes it possible to get personalized attention as you learn under the tutelage of licensed instructors with professional nursing experience. After completing your classroom training, you'll gain hands-on experience by working directly with patients in a healthcare facility during your clinical rotations. All rotations are supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is also licensed by the state as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor, who can give you the guidance you need to succeed.

    In order to become a licensed certified nursing assistant, you must receive fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to registering for Minnesota CNA training classes with the American Red Cross. In addition, you must pass written and skills exams after your coursework is complete. In some cases these exams, as well as practice exams, may be taken at your local Red Cross CNA test facility. Find a facility in your area for more information on the tests and training opportunities available.

    Our CNA training in Minnesota focuses on helping you develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare environments. By doing so, you can build a foundation of knowledge and good habits before specializing or continuing with additional training. Currently, our Minnesota CNA classes include instruction in CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, delivering care and other important skills. In addition, our instructors can help you gracefully transition from student to employee – and help you understand what it takes to become a valuable member of any team.

    At the American Red Cross, our CNA classes in Minnesota include traditional coursework, like lectures, quizzes and tests, as well as clinical rotations. During clinicals you'll be assigned to work in a variety of medical facilities and perform CNA duties under the guidance of a licensed nurse. This will allow you to gain practical, real-world experience with patient care and learn what it takes to be part of a medical team.

    Your Red Cross instructors can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to pass the state certification exam and prepare for your career in the medical field. However, because Minnesota CNA certification is granted by the state, you must also pass the exam (written and skills) prior to working as a CNA.

    The Red Cross not only has more than 100 years of experience in training individuals for work in the nursing industry, it also has one of the best CNA training programs in the country.* Designed to deliver the latest information and help you develop the skills you'll use every day, our Minnesota CNA classes combine in-class instruction with hands-on experience, and gives you access to caring, knowledgeable instructors who are at the forefront of their professions.

    *Based on % of our students passing State exam.