Next Generation Nursing Assistant: Train, Test, Work

Monday, February 5, 2024
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clinical Sciences Building - Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center

Your healthcare career starts here! This Nursing Assistant course is approved by the Minnesota Department of Health. Learn basic nursing skills including how to take vital signs, provide personal cares and mobility assistance. Become prepared to work in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and home care agencies. Be guided by a team of registered nurses who care about your success! 
 
This self-paced course includes an online D2L component and required on-campus lab sessions. Access to the internet and a computer is required. 
 
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation to be placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. 

Student Enrollment Options 

This course is included in the Next Generation Nursing Assistant – Train, Test, Work initiative. For accepted Next Generation Nursing Assistant – Train, Test, Work students, this course and registry testing are available tuition-free thanks to State of Minnesota funding to help with the nursing assistant workforce shortage. Participants are required to work as a nursing assistant after training completion. 

Class Requirements:  

Attendance is mandatory for all online and in-person class hours. Access to the internet and a computer is required. 

Required In-person Orientation (please bring your identification): 

  • Monday, February 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Orientation Location: 
Minnesota State University, Mankato
150 South Rd, Clinical Sciences Building - Room 214
Mankato, MN 56001
Map to Clinical Sciences Building

Required In-Person Lab Sessions: 

  • Friday, February 9 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Friday, February 23  | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Lab Location: 
Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
150 South Rd, Clinical Sciences Building - Simulation Lab - Room 252
Mankato, MN 56001
Map to Clinical Sciences Building

Required Employer Engagement Sessions:  

  • Monday, February 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

  • Thursday, February 22 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Employer Engagement Location: 
Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
150 South Rd, Clinical Sciences Building - Room 214
Mankato, MN 56001
Map to Clinical Sciences Building

Testing Date(s): 

South Central College (North Mankato, MN)
  • Knowledge Test: TBD (Online/Virtual)
  • Skills Test: TBD (North Mankato Campus) 
Testing Location and Instructions: 
South Central College
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
Map to South Central College

 

Register

 

Registration Questions:  Email workforce@mnsu.edu or call 507-389-1094

Need assistance registering for the course?  Click on the help guide for detailed instructions: rSchoolToday Registration Help Guide

Need assistance activating your StarID and accessing Continuing Education and Customized Training (CE/CT) D2L?  Click on the instruction guide for detailed instructions:  StarID, CE/CT D2L Instruction Guide

Contact

Center for Workforce Professional Education
workforce@mnsu.edu

Department

Center for Workforce Professional Education