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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

at Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 5
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This state approved course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health and/or illness continuum and basic personal care skills. It includes theory with skills demonstrated in a supervised laboratory setting and 24 hours of clinical care of selected adult elders in a long term care (LTC) setting. The role of the nursing assistant in a LTC facility as well as working with various populations is discussed. In addition, the course provides an overview of the nursing assistant's role in home care. It identifies issues related to working in homes, including adjustments to delivering personal care, food and nutrition, and homemaking responsibilities.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the MN Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation for NA/HHA. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the MN Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry.

Program Locations

  • Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445
  • Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie 55347

Labor Market Information

  • Orderlies

  • Median wage: $14.74/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Personal Care Aides

  • Median wage: $11.08/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Nursing Assistants

  • Median wage: $13.26/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Home Health Aides

  • Median wage: $11.58/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Local: (952) 995-1300 Email: info@hennepintech.edu