Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, launched its first Nursing Assistant training at its Eagan, Minnesota, campus.1 Individuals looking to get into the nursing or healthcare fields can efficiently and affordably train to sit for an in-demand certification in less than a month and be on their way toward a role as a CNA. Registration is immediately available with training beginning October 14, 2019.
Nursing assistants are in high demand; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings are projected to grow by 11 percent nationally by 2026, much faster than average. A CNA provides quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home healthcare and hospice settings. This exciting and demanding role is ideal for personable and compassionate individuals seeking an entry-level position in the nursing or healthcare fields and the opportunity to grow their careers.
With a network of more than 5,600 nursing students, 9,800 nursing alumni and 600 nursing faculty, Rasmussen College understands the dedication and passion it takes to work in the healthcare field.2
In addition to preparing learners to confidently sit for the CNA exam, the training provides learners with hands-on preparation in a supportive campus environment led by experienced nurse faculty. The training has no pre-nursing course requirements and an online/self-service registration process, so qualified learners can be on their way to a career as a CNA and help fill the growing needs of their community more quickly and efficiently.
Instruction focuses on Basic Life Support Certification that covers CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage as well as important topics such as vital sign skills, infection control and other critical skills needed when delivering care.
The full-time training and clinical experience can be completed in three and a half weeks. At $1,000 for the training, this is an affordable way for learners to branch into the nursing or healthcare field.3
Per federal regulations, tuition for the CNA training is also reimbursable by law (up to a year after the Nursing Assistant training is completed) to aides employed by (or who have been offered employment from) a Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing facility.
As a CNA, one not only learns how to assist and work with patients but is also exposed to a variety of healthcare career opportunities. Frequently, after working and gaining experience in the nursing or healthcare field, CNAs decide to pursue a more advanced degree in nursing or healthcare. Rasmussen College offers a wide array of opportunities for students to advance their education and offers programs in Practical and Professional Nursing, Medical Assisting, Healthcare and more.
1 Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
2 As of July 10, 2018, Rasmussen College had 5,695 students enrolled in School of Nursing programs. As of July 10, 2018, Rasmussen College had 9,809 nursing alumni. This number represents the total number of those who graduated from a School of Nursing program between March 20, 2006, and July 10, 2018. For the spring quarter of 2018 (April–June), Rasmussen College had 617 full-time and adjunct nursing faculty.
3 $900 training fee with a $100 non-refundable administrative fee. This rate does not include the book fee and applicable state taxes. In addition to the cost of the training, participants are responsible for up to approximately $1,289 in additional costs for required items such as a physical examination, vaccinations or proof of full registration requirements. Cost may vary and may be covered by the learner’s insurance plan or other method such as a low- or no-cost clinic. For full training details, visit our Nursing Assistant Training Fees List. For a full list of requirements, visit our Nursing Assistant Training Acknowledgements page.