Top CNA Certification Classes in Minneapolis | MN CNA Colleges

Many medical careers require that students spend years in school before gaining any practical experience. With an accredited CNA program, you can finish your degree and get to work within two years or less. The best schools are those that have accreditation from a good organization and those that received the seal of approval from the state itself. Students graduating from those programs have a better chance of passing the CNA examination and obtaining a license in the state.

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cna-certification image1CNA Certification in Minneapolis

You have four months after graduation to earn your license and certification to work in Minneapolis. Applicants must show that they have some proof of completing a program or attending college, but they must also show that they went through a competency hearing that tested them on their skills. The state of Minnesota offers its own CNA examination that tests applicants on both practical or clinical skills and on education. Those who have a license from another state can apply for one in Minnesota. They must show that they worked at least eight hours in the field in that state and show proof of the certification they have from that state.

Salaries for CNA Certification Jobs in Minneapolis

An applicant with no license but some education may work as a nursing assistant in Minneapolis, but only those who pass the state requirements can work as a CNA. The salary for a nursing assistant is usually in the low $20,000 to $25,000 range, but gaining your CNA certification can help you earn even more. The median annual salary for a CNA working in Minneapolis is $32,000 a year. The range reported among workers who have less experience and those with more experience is between $26,000 and around $38,000 a year.

List of CNA Certification Programs in Minneapolis

There are a wide range of community colleges and other schools that prepare Certified Nursing Assistants. Enrolled students will spend a certain number of hours in the classroom before working on their clinical rotations. The top schools and programs located in Minneapolis include:
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Sanford-Brown College
  • Globe University
  • College of St. Catherine
  • Midwest Career Institute
  • Summit Academy
  • Comfort Services LLC
  • North American Medical Academy
Those willing to make the short drive to neighboring St. Paul, Minnesota can also take classes at:
  • Argosy University
  • International Institute of Minnesota
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center