Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Ready to get your CNA?

  • Course schedules can be found by clicking "Quick Links" and "Course Schedule"
  • Nursing Assistant courses for Summer and Fall semester can be found by searching for Health Core (HLTH) 1402.

In this class, you'll be introduced to concepts of basic human needs for a variety of populations with emphasis on the geriatric population.

You'll learn about safe environments, emergency measures and basic nursing skills. Skills are performed in a supervised laboratory and in the clinical setting.

This course is intended to prepare students for employment as Nursing Assistants. The Federal and State OBRA laws and Minnesota Department of Health requirements are met in this course.

Ready to Register?

  • Call us to register as a Visiting Student: 320-308-5075.
  • If you're already an SCTCC or Minnesota State student, please register in eServices.


Our Records and Registration department can help.