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Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training – NEW 2022

Free Nursing Assistant Training for New Americans


The International Institute of Minnesota provides high-quality and professional CNA training to new Americans who are seeking nursing job training. The Nursing Assistant Training program will give you the preparation and tools to start your career as a CNA. We are proud to be part of the solution to the caregiver crisis in Minnesota by filling critical labor gaps.

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International Institute of Minnesota’s CNA Training Program

What to Expect from the CNA Training Program

  • 7 and 10-weeks of hybrid CNA training courses
  • In-person clinicals at a local nursing home facility in St. Paul
  • Thorough and professional CNA training course
  • Job-search assistance from our dedicated employment specialists
  • Countless job opportunities post-graduation

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Program Eligibility

The health and well-being of our staff, members, and their future patients is our number one priority. For this reason, all CNA Training applicants must have had the COVID vaccine.

To qualify for the CNA Training program, applicants must:

  • Provide proof of permission to work in the US (refugee, permanent resident, naturalized U.S. citizen, or work authorization)
  • Complete the Reading Assessment with a high intermediate level
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Applicants must provide their own computer and internet access to participate in online courses
  • Applicants must be able to attend in-person clinicals

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How to Apply

Program Cost

  • Nursing Assistant Training is free; there is no tuition
  • $100 for the state Nursing Assistant Certification test
  • Students are responsible for providing their own uniforms and transportation to and from clinicals

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