Nursing Assistant Courses & Exams

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate


The 80-hour Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide certificate provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, etc. Students learn basic nursing skills including how to read and record vital signs. Provide personal cares, mobility assistance, and restorative care.

Prerequisite: Must be 16 years of age to register.

Date: Time: Location:
July, 8 - 19, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm PTCC Main Campus - Rooms 150 & 250
August, 5 - 22, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm PTCC Main Campus - Rooms 150 & 250

Click here for Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Offerings.

To Register go to: https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/286/program_id/53/subcategory_id/4098.

For additional questions contact Diane Andersen Sibley, (320) 629-5185 or Diane.Andersen-Sibley@pine.edu

For registration questions Contact: Di Anna Abrahamsen, at (320) 629-5176 or Dianna.Abrahamsen@pine.edu.

Nursing Assistant Skills Refresher


This 6-hour skills refresher course will help participants fine tune skills needed to work as a nursing assistant and prepare them for successful completion of the MN State Competency Evaluation. Students spend the day with a nursing assistant instructor and state tester, practicing the 21 potential skills candidates may encounter during the state exam. Each skill will be demonstrated with time allowed to practice.

This course is beneficial for:

  • Those who desire more practice prior to the exam
  • Those who need more practice prior to a retest
  • Those who plan to challenge the test

Dates:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Main Campus - Room 150

To Register go to: https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/286/program_id/53/subcategory_id/4098.

For additional questions contact Diane Andersen Sibley, (320) 629-5185 or Diane.Andersen-Sibley@pine.edu 

For registration questions contact: Di Anna Abrahamsen, at (320) 629-5176 or Dianna.Abrahamsen@pine.edu.

Nursing Assistant Exam


The Nursing Assistant Competency Exam is offered to qualified candidates seeking placement on the MN Department of Health Registry, as required for employment in most nursing homes. State and federal laws require that most candidates for testing have completed a MN state-approved Nursing Assistant training program of 75 hours or more. The competency exam includes a written portion and a hands-on demonstration of nursing assistant skills and abilities. Pre-registration and payment are required. NO WALK INS ACCEPTED.

Dates:  June 20, 2019, June 27, 2019, July 30, July 31, 2019, August 8, 2019, August 24, 2019

To Register for the Nursing Assistant Exam Online go to https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getcategory/program_id/53.

For additional questions contact Diane Andersen Sibley, (320) 629-5185 or Diane.Andersen-Sibley@pine.edu or for registration questions contact: Di Anna Abrahamsen, at (320) 629-5176 or Dianna.Abrahamsen@pine.edu.