Nursing Assistant

Inver Hills Community College is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to offer Nursing Assistant Certificate training taught by Inver Hills nursing faculty onsite at the new state-of-the-art MDVA training facility located in Minneapolis by Minnehaha Falls. Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area, is experiencing a critical shortage of nursing assistants, a high-demand role in the healthcare field, one that can lead to a professional career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN).

The seven-week Nursing Assistant Certificate course will be offered year-round with a new cohort starting every seven to eight weeks. Classes for the next cohort start March 17 and run through May 14, 2020.

Demand is high

There is a critical shortage of nursing assistants in the Metro and statewide. Inver Hills is responding by offering both day and evening courses. This short-term training program is perfect for those wanting to work in health care.

Flexible training schedule

With day and night offerings, there's a time to fit your schedule

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Course ID Type Course Credits Instructor Dates Days Time Location
NURS 1001: Nursing Assistant
000730 Lec/Lab NURS 1001-85 5 Zepeda 3/17/2020 - 5/5/2020 T Th 1 pm - 6 pm Off Campus Vets Hm
      5 Broin 5/7/2020 - 5/14/2020 T Th 2:30 pm - 11 pm Off Campus Vets Hm

NURS 1001-85 meets off site at the Minnesota Veteran's Home - Minneapolis located at 5101 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Nursing courses require a higher than standard tuition rate due to supply and equipment costs for the lab, technology needs specific to nursing, malpractice insurance, and small class size for clinical instruction. Please visit the Tuition and Payment page for the current tuition rates.

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Nursing Assistant Certificate – 5 credits

Provides training required for basic entry into health care as a nursing assistant or home health aide, including 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Students are prepared to take the state registry exam for certification upon completion of the course.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

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