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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

at Lake Superior College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 4
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide course is designed to prepare the student for basic entry level employment in a long-term care facility, hospital, and other medical settings. This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum, and basic nursing skills. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level as a Nursing Assistant. In addition, the Home Health Aide component is designed to instruct students to apply basic nursing principles in caring for the client at home. This course includes a mandatory 24 hour clinical component to be completed in a Long-Term Care facility. This course serves as an introduction to the nursing sequence for students who choose to advance in the nursing, and other medical professions. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is entitled to take the State Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Test Out. This test is required to be awarded a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate. This course meets the Federal OBRA and Minnesota Department of Health requirements. Please note this certificate does not meet the minimum hour requirements for certification in Wisconsin.

Program Locations

  • Lake Superior College 55811
  • Cook County Higher Education 55604
  • Lincoln Secondary School 55733

Labor Market Information

  • Home Health Aides

  • Median wage: $11.99/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Nursing Assistants

  • Median wage: $13.52/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Orderlies

  • Median wage: $16.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Personal Care Aides

  • Median wage: $11.26/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Lake Superior College
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN 55811