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Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide

Nursing Assistant Home Health Aide Certificate
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Program Overview

​Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides provide direct client care under the direction of a nurse or doctor in a variety of health care settings. Using technical skills learned in both the classroom and clinical setting, nursing assistants and home health aides perform such tasks as feeding, bathing, positioning, ambulating and comfort measures for the client. 

Students explore and discuss legal, ethical and safety issues in client care. 

Graduates of the Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate program are prepared to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) test, and must successfully complete the test in order to be placed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry.​ Nursing Assistants must be on the registry to be employed in the long term care setting.

Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.​

In Minnesota, employment for nursing assistants is expected to grow about at an average rate. Nationally, the number of jobs is expected to grow faster than average.

Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​ and offsite clinical training at various Metro locations.

What You'll Learn

  • Concepts of basic human needs and the health illness continuum
  • Patient safety
  • Basic patient​ care skills, including feeding, bathing, positioning, ambulating and comfort measures
  • Skills are demonstrated in a supervised laboratory setting

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

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    Admission Information
    Please contact the Health Science Programs Administrative Assistant at 651.846.1413.​

    Additional Program Material Costs
    Students should expect to spend approximately $327.00 beyond the cost of tuition and fees for Minnesota registry test, books, supplies or uniforms.

  • Career Settings

    • ​​​Nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals 
    • Clients’ homes, group homes, and day services programs


     

  • Transfer Pathways



     

  • Related Programs

  • Additional Benefits

    • ​Graduates will be prepared to provide direct client care in a long term care facility or home health care setting. 
    • Graduates will be prepared to meet the requirements to be placed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry. 
  • Program Advisor

    ​Please contact the Health Science Programs Administrative Assistant at 651.846.1413.​​ 

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Career Information

Information provided by www.careerwise.mnscu.edu.

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