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Nursing Assistant

at Northwest Technical 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

This program will prepare graduates to take the state certification exam for Minnesota Department of Health's nursing assistant registry. Successful completion of this state aproved competency evaluation allows graduates to practice as nursing assistants and/or health aides. Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and residents of nursing homes.

Program Locations

  • Northwest Technical College, Bemidji 56601

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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Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Ave. S.E. Bemidji, MN 56601 Toll-Free: (800) 942-8324 Local: (218) 333-6647 TTY: (218) 333-6691