North Dakota CNA Classes

CNA Training in North Dakota

How to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in North Dakota

Step 1: Meet the Eligibility Requirements Ensure that you meet the basic eligibility requirements set by the North Dakota Department of Health. You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. You will also need to pass a criminal background check and have a negative tuberculosis (TB) test result.

Step 2: Complete a State-Approved CNA Training Program Enroll in and successfully complete a state-approved CNA training program in North Dakota. These programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities. The North Dakota Department of Health maintains a list of approved training programs on their website. The training program typically consists of classroom instruction, laboratory training, and hands-on clinical experience. The required training hours in North Dakota are at least 75 hours, which include both classroom and clinical components.

Step 3: Submit an Application to the North Dakota Department of Health After completing the CNA training program, submit an application to the North Dakota Department of Health. You can obtain the application form from their website or by contacting their office directly. Fill out the form accurately, providing the required personal and educational information. Include any supporting documentation, such as proof of completing the training program and documentation of immunizations.

Step 4: Pass the Competency Exam Once your application is approved, you will be eligible to take the competency exam. The North Dakota Department of Health contracts with a testing agency called Prometric to administer the exam. They will provide information on scheduling and exam locations. The exam consists of a written or oral test and a skills evaluation. Passing both components is necessary to obtain certification.

Step 5: Obtain Certification Upon successfully passing the competency exam, the North Dakota Department of Health will review your application and exam results. If everything is in order, they will issue your CNA certification. You will receive a certification card indicating that you are a Certified Nursing Assistant in North Dakota.

Step 6: Maintain Certification To maintain your CNA certification in North Dakota, you must renew it every two years. The renewal process requires you to have worked as a paid CNA for at least 8 hours during the certification period. You may also need to complete continuing education credits as determined by the North Dakota Department of Health.

Aberdeen Health & RehabilitationAberdeen
Angelhaus AberdeenAberdeen
Angelhaus East & West YanktonYankton
Aurora Brule Nursing HomeWhite Lake
Avantara ArlingtonArlington
Avantara ArmourArmour
Avantara Arrowhead (including Avantara Mountain View & Avantara Saint Cloud)Rapid City
Avantara HuronHuron
Avantara IpswichIpswich
Avantara Lake NordenLake Norden
Avantara Mountain ViewRapid City
Avantara NorthRapid City
Avantara NortonSioux Falls
Avantara of Watertown, Milbank, Clark, GrotonWatertown
Avantara PierrePierre
Avantara Rapid City Training Center, includes Avantara Arrowhead, and NorthRapid City
Avantara RedfieldRedfield
Avantara SalemSalem
Avantara St. CloudRapid City
Avera at HomeMilbank
Avera Bormann ManorParkston
Avera Brady Health & RehabMitchell
Avera CNA Education & Staffing Online
Avera Eureka Health Care CenterEureka
Avera MaryhousePierre
Avera Mother Joseph ManorAberdeen
Avera Oahe ManorGettysburg
Avera Prince of PeaceSioux Falls
Avera Rosebud Country CareGregory
Avera Sr. James Care Center (includes
Yankton Care Center)
Bennett County Hospital & Nursing HomeMartin
Bethany Home Sioux Falls & BrandonBrandon
Bethel Lutheran Home/Bethel SuitesMadison
Bethesda HomeWebster
Bethesda Home of AberdeenAberdeen
Bowdle HealthcareBowdle
Brookings High School Career & Technical
Education Center
Centerville Care & RehabCenterville
Community Memorial HospitalBurke
Diamond Care CenterBridgewater
Dow Rummel VillageSioux Falls
DTN StaffingRapid City
Eastern Star HomeRedfield
EmpRes Healthcare Management, LLC
Estelline Nursing & Care CenterEstelline
Fall River Health ServicesHot Springs
Faulkton Senior Living (Faulkton Healthcare
Five Counties Nursing HomeLemmon
Grand Living at Lake LorraineSioux Falls
Highmore HealthHighmore
Independent Health SolutionsHuron
Jenkins Living CenterWatertown
Kadoka Nursing HomeKadoka
Lake Andes Senior LivingLake Andes
Lake Area Technical InstituteWatertown
Lifescape (Children’s Care Hospital)Sioux Falls
Medicine Wheel VillageEagle Butte
Menno-Olivet Care CenterMenno
Milbank Area Hospital AveraMilbank
MJF South Dakota Veterans HomeHot Springs
Monument Health Community CNA ProgramRapid City
Monument Health System: Rapid City, Custer, Sturgis
Mother of God MonasteryWatertown
Neighborhoods at BrookviewBrookings
Oakview TerraceFreeman
Peaceful Pines Senior LivingRapid City
Philip Health Services, IncPhilip
Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health
Platte Care Center AveraPlatte
Prairie Estates Care CenterElk Point
Prairie Heights HealthcareAberdeen
Rolling Hills HealthcareBelle Fourche
Sandstone Senior LivingSpearfish
Sanford Health Nursing Assistant Training ProgramSioux Falls
Sanford Vermillion Care CenterVermillion
Serenity Corner ALSpearfish
Silver Plains ALLake Preson
Sinte Gleska UniversityMission
Sioux Falls School District: Career &
Technical Education Academy
Sioux Falls
Sisseton Wahpeton CollegeSisseton
South Dakota Human Services CenterYankton
Southeast Technical InstituteSioux Falls
Spearfish Canyon HealthcareSpearfish
St Williams Care CenterMilbank
St. Martin Monestery Health Care UnitRapid City
Sun Dial Manor IncBristol
Sunset Manor AveraIrene
Tekakwitha Living CenterSisseton
Tieszen Memorial Home IncMarion
United Living CommunityBrookings
United Living CommunityCenterville/Beresford
Wakonda Heritage ManorWakonda
Walworth Co. Care CenterSelby
Weskota Manor AveraWessington Springs
Westhills Village/Clarkson Health CareRapid City
White River Health Care CenterWhite River
Wilmot Care CenterWilmot
Winner Regional Healthcare CenterWinner
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