Thank you so much for your interest in HeartCert! We look forward to welcoming you to our innovative and unique course in nursing. We offer a course designed to give you the skills necessary to start your new career, at a minimum cost of time and expense. We offer incredible customer service and all of our CNA classes include online coursework which allows for flexibility in your study schedule with reduced in class time.
We offer this opportunity from the perspective of practicing nurses and experienced certified nursing assistants. While we will seek to give you exposure to a wide range of techniques and materials, we will focus on the skills that employers see as “core necessities” for starting a job right away.
Job opportunities for trained certified nursing assistants are readily available in today’s marketplace. While no one can guarantee job placement, the nursing profession is currently facing a shortage of trained certified nursing assistants. With our state approved course, you will be equipped to take your licensing exams and start your new career in nursing with an eye on future opportunities!
Our registration process is easy and we will guide you every step of the way.
Are you ready to change your life and take the first step towards an amazing career in the healthcare field?
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The cost for the Certified Nursing Assistant Hybrid Program is $1,250.
There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older people who have chronic or progressive diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Increased opportunities are expected in home- and community-based settings as patient preferences and shifts in federal and state funding generate demand for care in these settings.
Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 220,200 openings for nursing assistants and orderlies are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Make a difference! Become a CNA with the Red Cross Nursing Assistant Program! The American Red Cross CNA Nurse Assistant Training Program offers students a chance to learn in a hands-on environment under the eyes of experienced licensed nurses, bolstered by a curriculum that meets or exceeds federal and state standards.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Minnesota CNA competency examination. After successful completion of the state exam (additional state testing fees may apply) you will be listed on the state Nurse Aide Registry. The state competency exam includes both a written examination and a skills evaluation. The purpose of the state exam is to make sure that the graduate understands and can safely perform in the role of an entry-level nurse assistant.
The Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training course has several components. Students must pass all portions of the training in order to graduate.
Blended learning – Students will first complete 43 hours of online training required prior to the listed in-classroom dates. Access to the online material will be granted soon after registration and no later than roughly 7 – 10 days prior to the classroom courses. Those who do not complete the online portion will not be allowed into the in-person sessions and must reschedule.
Classroom learning / lab – after completing the online portion of the class, students will attend 35 hours of classroom practical / testing sessions.
After successful completion of steps 1 and 2 students may apply for employment and/or register for the state exam for licensure. All information for state testing will be provided after your course.
Prerequisites: Students must be at least 16 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED OR the ability to pass an entrance test. Scrubs and masks are required for in-person sessions. Feel free to contact our office with any questions. Though not a prerequisite for CNA training, it is highly recommended that you also have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification card.
This is required by most employers and is a separate class/certification. Information on options to take this course (if needed/desired) will be emailed prior to your course and can be found here or by selecting BLS from the navigation menu on our website.